Around the Horn :: 4.21.16

April 21, 2016

Around-the-Horn[1]8 Things Everybody Should Do Before 8 am
Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.  How do you move forward?

Stott Bowdlerized
Clearly the editor wanted to introduce a new generation to Stott’s beautiful book; his intentions were noble. But the project was a mistake. The Basic Christianity people are buying and reading today is a bad imitation of the original. The editor and publisher had no right to transform Stott’s book as they did, whether or not the author granted his permission.

Keeping the Faith In A Faithless Age: The Church as Moral Minority
“The greatest question of our time,” offered historian Will Durant, “is not communism versus individualism, not Europe versus America, not even East versus the West; it is whether men can live without God.” That question, it now appears, will be answered in our own time.

Preston Sprinkle on Grace, Truth, and Homosexuality
It is an understatement to say that the question of homosexuality stirs up controversy among Christians today. Every month, we see news of various denominations and churches either struggling to come to agreement or taking opposite sides on questions related to sexual morality, love, fidelity, and marriage.

Knox: The Life and Legacy of Scotland’s Controversial Reformer
Renegade. Reformer. Revolutionary. Five centuries after his birth, the influence of John Knox can still be felt right across Scotland. But who was this man? What did he do and why today is he both valued and vilified?

Pope Francis and The Shipwreck That Is Marriage In The Modern World
Imagine that there is an active Catholic layman named “Bob” and that his complicated life has included a divorce or two. But there is no one person named “Bob.” Instead, there are legions of Catholics whose lives resemble this case study described by Father Dwight Longenecker in an online essay responding to “Amoris Laetitia (On Love in the Family),” a 60,000-word apostolic exhortation from Pope Francis.

Watch: College Kids Can’t Explain Why A Short Man Is Not A Tall Asian Woman
An amusing and incredulous video.  This isn’t moral relativism, it’s a completely fact-free new moral code, one based entirely on consent and harm. Or, I should say, immediate harm.