Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Midweek Roundup: Ten Articles

Remember, Remember: Why Guy Fawkes Night is still worth celebrating

We may joke about Guy Fawkes being the only man ever to enter Parliament with honest intentions, but this was the real deal: a deadly terrorist blow at the heart of the State, which could easily have resulted in regime change and the return of the bonfires to Smithfield. Read more

It Starts With You: 8 Essentials of Leadership

Some have written off our country, believing we are spiraling into a dark chasm, but not the younger generation. They are more hopeful than ever. Read more

5 words to improve every sermon

Over the years, as I have monitored my own preaching and observed others, I have come to realize how intentionally using a few key words will strengthen most any sermon. For example, consider these five.... Read more

Three Ways Christians Can Be Like Jesus Amidst a More Polarized Culture

New data from Pew Research Center points to a growing ideological polarization in the U.S., and an opportunity for us to be like Jesus. Read more

Massive Survey Shows How US Christians Changed from 2007 to 2014

he rich in faith get richer while the poor get poorer, according to Pew. Read more

Analysis: Pew data confirms faithful remnant

The latest data release from the 2014 Pew Religious Landscape Study is significant but not surprising. For students of Scripture and church history, it confirms with empirical data what God's people have known to be true for millennia: the Lord's modus operandi is to preserve a faithful remnant amid the sinful world. Read more

Pew study: More Americans reject religion, but believers firm in faith

Americans as a whole are growing less religious, but those who still consider themselves to belong to a religion are, on average, just as committed to their faiths as they were in the past — in certain respects even more so. Read more

Older teenage girls most at risk of sexual abuse, but scared to report it

Older teenage girls are most at risk of sexual abuse, a new report has found. Read more

Bishop warns against Iraqi law that children of Muslim converts must be Muslim

A law forcing children of converts to Islam to be regarded as Muslims will contribute to the extinction of Christianity in Iraq, a bishop has warned. Read more

Woman accused of adultery stoned to death in Afghanistan

A young woman was stoned to death in Afghanistan after being accused of having an adulterous relationship, officials said on Tuesday. Read more

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