Tons of great stuff around the internet, and it is my job to bring it to you, dear readers. The articles this week are brimming with awesomeness, so check them out! We have martyrdom, tradition and religion, secularism, abortion, and eschatology all rolled up into one Really Recommended Posts feature! Let me know what you think!
Unmythical Martyrs– Recently, a book called “The Myth of Persecution” has alleged that Christianity made up its long history of persecution. Check out this insightful critique of such a position.
Tradition is Unavoidable– What do we do with tradition? Should we be for faith but against religion? What role, if any, does tradition play? I found this post very helpful for summing up concisely some solid answers to these and other questions.
Five Challenges for your Secular Friends– Carson Weitnauer notes that there are some very serious problems facing those with a secular worldview, and offers five primary challenges to that position.
Response to a Pro-Choice Opinion Piece– I recently read an article which argued that “pro-life” is a misnomer. It was so terrible I thought about putting up a response post. Then I found this one, which already did my work for me. Success! Check out this excellent post which gives thoughtful answers to a number of misconceptions about the meaning of “pro-life.”
Book Review: The Harbinger– It isn’t surprising to me that this book has been remarkably popular. Go into (almost) any Christian bookstore and you’ll see it frontlining the Christian fiction section, or somewhere thereabouts. The book uses fiction to suggest that the USA is following the pattern of judgment found in the Bible. Check out this excellent review of the work which addresses some of the primary issues it raises.