I was surprised when I finally looked back at my list of starred articles and columns this week and saw so many. But they all contribute to important debates.
Anne Midgette: "Music and Art: Questions of Intrusion" (The Washington Post, June 29)
Does music in a museum ruin the music - and the art?
Steve Chapman: "The Surprising Obamacare Verdict" (Chicago Tribune, July 1)
From the sound of conservatives, Thursday was a day that will live in infamy.
Richard Garnett: "Constitutional Basics After the Ruling" (Chicago Tribune, July 1)
Federal power over states and individuals alike is limited.
Thom S. Rainer: "What They See When They Come to Your Church" (Christian Post, July 1)
If we understand that a returning guest has more opportunities to hear the gospel...we might take the issue a bit more seriously.
Sarah Torre: "Local Churches and Charities Help Victims of Colorado Fires" (The Foundry, July 1)
Carolyn Arends: "In on the Joke of the Bible" (Wrestling with Angels, July 2)
Why we can't get the New Testament without the Old.
Greg Stier: "Drop to J Bomb" (Christian Post, July 2)
This Name above all names creates controversy and conversation which can lead to salvation and transformation.
Sarah Torre: "Religious Liberty Victories for NYC Churches" (The Foundry, July 2)
Lara Barger: "Faith: Part of the American Spirit" (The Foundry, July 4)
Kevin DeYoung: "The Idea of America" (Christian Post, July 4)
The ideals remain. The ideas persist.
Lindsey Minerva: "Hunger at Home: Five Surprising Facts on Child Hunger in America" (World Vision Blog, July 4)
Children are some of the most vulnerable victims, even here in the United States.
Julia Shaw: "Celebrating Self-Government" (The Foundry, July 4)
Lindsey Burke and Teresa Shumay: "Governor Walker Breaks New Ground in Higher Ed" (The Foundry, July 5)
John Keilman: "Power Outages Zap Sanity" (Chicago Tribune, July 5)
Summer storms, ComEd's response spawn 5 stages of power loss
Prospero: "Classical Music: A Grand Vision" (The Economist, July 5)
Timothy Samuel Shah: "Do the Church Fathers, Founding Fathers, and Catholic Saints Really Go Together?" (Christianity Today, July 5)
Thoughts on the origins of religious liberty.
W. David O. Taylor: "On the Vocation of an Artist: Part II" (Diary of an Arts Pastor, July 5)
Village Green: "Should Churches Display the American Flag in their Sanctuaries?" (Christianity Today, July 5)
Observers weigh in on patriotic piety.
Jonah Goldberg: "Symptoms of a Sick Culture" (Chicago Tribune, July 6)
Alex Murashko: "Is Paradise with Jesus Like a Never-Ending Summer Vacation?" (Christian Post, July 6)
Stephen Pepper: "10 Types of VBS Volunteers" (Stuff Christians Like, July 6)
Prospero: "Lessons in Charisma" (The Economist, July 6)
Staff Editorial: "The Evolution of the Debate: Divided on Origins" (Christianity Today, July 6)
We haven't always been this way.
George Will: "The Battle Over Chicago Schools' Future" (Chicago Tribune, July 6)
"Education: A 20-Year Lesson" (The Economist, July 7)