Around the Horn :: 5.12.16

May 12, 2016

Around-the-Horn[1]The Rise of the Anti-Culture
Carl Trueman has a nice article over at First Things addressing the Christian’s inability to engage culture, not because the culture war is lost, but because culture as we have thought and spoken of it has collapsed: “For to engage a culture there must first be a culture to engage. And, as the ever-incisive Anthony Esolen has pointed out on numerous occasions we no longer have a culture. What we really have is an anti-culture.”

Seeing Christ in All of Scripture
I was visiting a LifeGroup last night and a man who had grown up in the faith made a comment that I (we) often hear at SA, “I have read the Bible my whole life and I have completely missed what you (and the other clergy) see in the text.  And once you say it, it’s so obvious I can’t believe I’d never noticed it.” So, how do we see what we see in Scripture?  Here’s an exceptional resource from Westminster (a free download – and worthy of discussion in your LifeGroups) to help you along in understanding Scripture.

Youth Ministry in a Secular Age
A great read for all parents – and those in church leadership.

A Confession of Liberal Intolerance
God-bless Kristof, he usually gets around to telling the truth.  It may take him a decade or so, but he gets there.  Hard to believe he’s just recognizing this reality, but having recognized it – and now written about it – took guts.

Restroom Laws and Jim Crow
In American, even the restroom has become a place for politics.

Donald Trump’s Feud with Russell Moore Reveals Evangelical Fault Lines
Trump would be hard-pressed to go after a finer man than Russell Moore.  This from TIME: “Donald Trump escalated his fight with Washington’s evangelical leaders on Monday by attacking the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s policy arm. “’Russell Moore is truly a terrible representative of Evangelicals and all of the good they stand for. A nasty guy with no heart!’”