Each Friday, we share links we found especially interesting or inspiring during the previous week.
Youth Group or Frat House
When my daughter was a teen, she went to a day camp where they played a take off of "Fear Factor," and it involved dead animals and seafood. People couldn't understand why I was bothered by this. This article expresses much of how I felt, and still feel.
On Professors and the Cult of Personality
The celebrity culture is nothing new. In this article, Carl Trueman writes about the pitfalls in academia, but you could just as easily substitute pastor, favorite author/blogger, or women's ministry leader. This warning goes both ways - for those who lead as well as those who follow.
The Missing Ingredient in Our Parenting
Some excellent parenting advice from Margaret and Andreas Köstenberger. (It's an excerpt from their new book, Equipping for Life: A Guide for New, Aspiring & Struggling Parents (Christian Focus, 2018).)
Acedia: Despair and disdain for life based on the habit of bad thoughts
An old term originally coined by monks during the fourth century, "acedia" (pronounced ah-SEED-e-uh) used to be viewed as one of the most severe afflictions of the soul. Though the word may no longer be in use, its connotations perhaps carry even more weight today.