Saturday, November 17, 2012

Articles of the Week - November 17

This week brings another shorter list of highlights, but each presents some interesting ideas.

I want to start with articles on faith and theology.
  • Chuck King muses on the often difficult (and often forgotten) task of ensuring that whatever happens in  corporate worship, it must support the voice of the people praising God.
  • Continuing his series of devotionals on Ecclesiastes, Ray Pritchard reflects on the importance of friends.
  • Katie Hoiland writes for Christianity Today's This Is Our City about a couple in Phoenix whose mission is simply to be good neighbors.
  • Steve Cornell, in The Gospel Coalition blog, challenges readers to not "sanitize the Psalms."
  • Sarah Lebhar Hall, for Christianity Today, offers a different perspective on what it means to have a purposeful life. Like so many other elements of the Christian life, it seems counterintuitive at first.

And now to politics and public policy.
  • Rachel Sheffield of The Heritage Foundation summarizes the effects of last week's election on education policy.
  • Charles Madigan, for the Chicago Tribune, explains why the 2012 election did not continue the trend of the 2010 election, and the lessons that should be learned before the 2014 election.

And finally, the Daily Herald outlines this season's offerings of the Wheaton College Artist Series and reflects on how the Series has changed over the past generation. (By the way, tickets are still available for tonight's performance of Camerata Chicago with Caroline Goulding!)

What articles or blogs caught your attention this week? Share a link in the comments section below!

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