Gilead and the Calvinist Desire for Christ
Justin Hawkins, Schaeffer’s Ghost

In Robinson one finds a properly balanced Christian view of nature: it is neither to be pillaged for its resources (contra those libertarians and arch-capitalists for whom the only value is that which is monetarily quantifiable), nor deified in its own right (contra the neo-paganism of Wendell Berry).

Check Your Blind Spot: What Is Marriage?
Sherif Girgis, Public Discourse

Marriage as a human good, not marriage law, has an objective core whose norms the state has an interest in tracking and supporting—in a way that respects everyone’s freedom.

The Mind of the Lord According to St. Paul
Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon, Preachers Institute

In 1 Corinthians 2:6-15 St. Paul declares what I take to be the subject matter of Sacred Theology; that is to say, the knowledge of ta charisthenta—”the things freely given.”

How China Plans to Wipe Out House Churches
Morning Star News

China’s Christians felt a noticeable rise in persecution in 2012 as the Communist government began the first of a three-phase plan to eradicate unregistered house churches, a new report says.