News, Views, and Whatnot for the Week of 6/16/2012

» The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached Outside the Ministry

Remembering David Foster Wallace 1962-2008

“‘Think about it: There is no experience you’ve had that you were not at the absolute center of.’

Wallace goes on to challenge his audience that getting outside of oneself is THE challenge every human faces every moment of every day. Wallace was right.”

» Adolescent Christianity

When Are We Going to Grow Up? The Juvenilization of American Christianity

“Today many Americans of all ages not only accept a Christianized version of adolescent narcissism, they often celebrate it as authentic spirituality. God, faith, and the church all exist to help me with my problems.”

“God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life” sound familiar?

When Are We Going to Grow Up? The Juvenilization of American Christianity

» Apologetics

How were the books of the New Testament chosen? How would you decide who was right?

» The Man You Don’t Want To Marry

Is there a hidden “love of money” in conservative churches?

“Writers and other creatives have it tough in conservative churches –where providing for a family financially is a top priority.”

I’m a writer with a creative calling, and the Christian subculture has no use for me.

» The New Theists

You’ve heard of the “New Atheists”? Check out the “New Theists”

Get To Know The New Theists

» Holding People’s Hands

I don’t think I could do this. What about you?

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