In arts and entertainment...
- Heather Gillers and Jason Grotto report for the Chicago Tribune on the long-term financial woes of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its peers
- Graydon Royce of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports on a related issue, orchestra musician-management relations
I starred quite a few articles relating to issues of faith and theology, though again with no single dominant theme...
- Stephen Miller writes for The Gospel Coalition about the value of old songs
- Tim Keller writes for TGC about the value of another older tradition - catechesis
- Juan Sanchez, also for TGC, suggests that the question should not be "What Would Jesus Do?" but "What Has Jesus Done?"
- Jordan of gaysubltety summarizes how he was reminded that the gospel (and even our testimony about our experience with the gospel) is not about us
- Gene Edward Veith writes for TGC about the purpose of work, comparing and contrasting the view of Aristotle and Luther with the Enlightenment and postmodernism
- Speaking of Luther, Greg Foster writes for TGC about the significance of sanctification to his arguments at the beginning of the Reformation
- James K.A. Smith notes a "generational shift in Christian philosophy"
- Jeff Schapiro reports for the Christian Post that among the fastest-growing mission fields is...America
- Jon Acuff of Stuff Christians Like notes that Christians often try to clean up before coming to God - and how ridiculous that is
- Melissa Steffan of Christianity Today summarizes the reactions of various church and seminary leaders to the decline of American Protestants
- Don Sweeting, for TGC, offers his reflections on that same trend (with some ties to the discussion I mentioned above about America as a mission field)
- Ray Pritchard, as part of a series of devotionals on Ecclesiastes, discusses the limits of knowledge
In matters of presidential elections and public policy...
- Thomas Bell of The Heritage Foundation looks at the rise of restrictions on religious liberty - in the United States
- The Economist proposes a new way to address economic inequality
- The Economist's Lexington calls the vice presidential debate "an impressive draw"
- Sarah Morris presents Heritage's word cloud for the VP debate
And finally, Alexandra Logue writes for Inside Higher Ed that the key to technology in education is not having the technology - the key is using the technology.
What articles or blogs caught your attention this week?