All Around the Web – July 4, 2020

AATWKevin DeYoung – With Liberty and Justice for All

Joe Carter – Supreme Court: Religious Liberty Is Winning—and the Pro-Life Cause Is Losing

John Stonestreet – Supreme Court Says States Cannot Discriminate Against Religious Schools

9Marks – Pastors on Social Media

Gospel Relevance – Why Some Christian Leaders Don’t Post About Current Events on Social Media

Chuck Lawless – 10 Characteristics of the Best Bad Church Leaders I’ve Ever Known

John Piper – Is There Such a Thing as Race?

F&T – Why Your Groups Ministry Is More Important Than Ever

Baptist Press – Cooperative Program giving highest in three months, down only 1.47% for year

Christianity Today – Died: Beka Horton, Who Developed Abeka Christian School Curriculum

Cord Cutters – Video Will Account for 76% of Mobile Data Consumption by 2020

Babylon Bee – Christian Briefly Considers Placing Hope In God After Supreme Court Lets Him Down Again

Babylon Bee – James Harden Still Getting Fouled Despite 6-Foot Social Distancing Rule

Babylon Bee – Hollywood Actors Pledge Never To Take A Role Where They Have To Pretend To Be Someone Else

Babylon Bee – Trump Generously Offers To Give Biden 30-Minute Head Start On All Debate Responses

All Around the Web: July 1, 2020

AATWJoe Carter – Americans Don’t See Human Life as ‘Sacred’—But See Humanity as ‘Basically Good’

Russell Moore – Changing the state flag is not about forgetting Mississippi’s past. It’s about acknowledging it.

Samuel James – Sentences and Movements

LifeWay Voices – 1000 Sermons Will Change Your Life

Chuck Lawless – 5 Reasons Pastors Don’t Trust Each Other, and 5 Steps We Can Take to Build Trust

Evolution News – Darwinism and “No Lives Matter”

TGC – My Christian High-School Students Have Doubts. Here’s How I Respond.

LifeWay Voices – What Does Discipleship Look Like in Real Life?

TGC – Don’t Give Up, Pastor. Change Is Slow.

F&T – What Isolated People Need Most from Your Church

Disrn – Federal judge says de Blasio, Cuomo “exceeded” executive authority by restricting worship services while condoning mass protests

Babylon Bee – Southern Baptist Convention Removes ‘Southern’ From Name

Babylon Bee – Doctors Recommend Locking Down And Reopening Repeatedly Until Everyone Has Nervous Breakdown

Babylon Bee – Crest Introduces New More Socially Conscious Tooth Blackening Paste

Babylon Bee – Dixie Chicks Change Name To ‘Three Persons Of Non-Specific Gender And Regional Background’

All Around the Web – June 29, 2020

AATWTrevin Wax – Theological Triage in the 21st Century

Justin Taylor – Submission, Authority, and Every Christian’s Core Identity

Canon Fodder – What are the Differences Between Covenantal and Dispensational Theologies?

John Stonestreet – Don’t Forget Those Still on Lockdown: Lessons from Coronavirus Part 10

TGC – What Does the LGBT-Discrimination Decision Mean for Religious Employers?

Chuck Lawless – Simple Leadership Statements that Have Challenged Me, Part 2

F&T – When a Pastor Should—and Shouldn’t—Be Angry

TGC – Scholarship in a Pandemic? A Lesson from C. S. Lewis

F&T – A Key to Transforming Your Church Through Uncertain Seasons

Babylon Bee –  ‘I Think We’ve Found All The Institutions Founded By Racists And We Can Just Stop Looking For Them Now,’ Says Planned Parenthood Spokesperson Nervously

Babylon Bee – Protesters Near Sodom And Gomorrah Tear Down Lot’s Wife

Babylon Bee – New, Less Problematic History Books Will Only Include What Happened In The Current Year

Babylon Bee – Mastercard Changes Name To Equalitycard

Guess what I’m preaching on tomorrow.

 

All Around the Web – June 25, 2020

AATWCarl Trueman – The Road to Bostock

John Stonestreet – In Times Like These, We Need “A Christian View of Money”

John Stevens – Transgenderism: J K Rowling And The Transgender Furore – 5 Lessons For Evangelicals Engaging Our Culture

Chuck Lawless – 8 Characteristics of the Best Church Leaders I’ve Seen during the COVID Crisis

F&T – 4 Reasons to Preach the Psalms to Ourselves

Tim Challies – A Gasp of Pain, A Sigh of Relief

F&T – What is keeping people away?

F&T – The Difference Between Being a Commentator and a Leader

Gentle Reformation – One New Notification: Pick up a Good Book!

WORLD – When Cancel Culture Comes to Newsrooms

CNN – A teenager had some hilarious ‘additional instructions’ for his Amazon delivery woman, and she followed them to a tee

Pocket – The Mysterious Deaths of 6 Historical Figures

Babylon Bee – Navy SEALs To Be Replaced With Social Workers

Babylon Bee – ‘I Told You So,’ Whispers Ghostly Image Of George Orwell Hovering Over Nation

Babylon Bee – Planned Parenthood Clarifies Black Lives Only Matter Once They’ve Been Born

Babylon Bee – Washington Post Calls On Patriots To Change Offensive Name

All Around the Web – June 24, 2020

AATWJoe Carter – Should Christians Support Removal of Confederate Memorials?

Tablet Magazine – The American Soviet Mentality

Exchange – 8 Things the World Desperately Needs from Evangelicals Right Now (Part 2)

John Stonestreet – More Evidence of the Dangers of CRISPR: Stop Playing God with Human Genes

Chuck Lawless – 7 Reasons the Enemy Seeks to Create Division

F&T – Pastors and the Battle Against Pride

TGC – 4 Ways Not to Be a Jerk Online

F&T – 4 Theological Questions Your Church Has About Regathering

Chuck Lawless – A Confession: 6 Fears of Living, and My Hope for Today

F&T – The Silent Epidemic Sweeping Through Your Church

Federalist – Exclusive: Man Tried To Share His Regrets About Transgender Life. YouTube Censored It

Babylon Bee – Bestselling Book ‘Cancel Culture Isn’t Real’ Pulled From Stores After Author’s Old Tweet Surfaces

Babylon Bee – Trump Nominates Himself To The Supreme Court

Babylon Bee – Chick-Fil-A Now Open On Sunday But Only For Black People

Babylon Bee – Democrat Lawmakers All Retire Since Supreme Court Doing Their Job For Them

All Around the Web – June 23, 2020

AATWRussel Moore – Just How Secular Should America Be?

Kevin DeYoung – It’s Time for a New Culture War Strategy

Andrwe Walker – Bostock Is as Bad as You Think

John Stonestreet – The Aftermath of Bostock: A Cultural Seismic Shift

F&T – Five Reasons Churches Will Have an Incredible Window of Opportunity

BreakPoint – The Ethical Perils of Surrogacy

Justin Taylor – Why Does Water Come Out of the Water Bottle When It Is Shaken?

Tim Challies – Sometimes It’s Best To Express Your Wisdom in Silence

WORLD – After Bostock

LifeWay Voices – 4 Ways to Enjoy Good Things Without Idolizing Them

Babylon Bee – Having Been Betrayed By Republican Judges, Conservatives Vow To Vote Republican Even Harder Next Time

Babylon Bee – VeggieTales Creators Reveal Characters Were Fruits All Along

Babylon Bee – Churches Scramble To Widen Doorways As Congregants Return From Quarantine 50 Pounds Heavier

Babylon Bee – AOC Takes Vow Of Silence To End Racism, Immediately Gains Bipartisan Support

All Around the Web – June 22, 2020

AATWAlbert Mohler – Black Lives Matter: Affirm the Sentence, Not the Movement

Trevin Wax – Multi-Directional Leadership and Racial Injustice

Rod Dreher – The Thin Red Line

Douglas Murray – Why J.K. Rowling had to be denounced

Chuck Lawless – 7 Reasons Many Believers Are Lonely, and What We Leaders Might Do about It

Justin Taylor – A Christian Approach to Moving Beyond Racial Gridlock: An Alternative to Secular “Black Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter” Ideologies

F&T – Be Slow to Tweet: Applying Biblical Commands to Online Speech

Disrn – TV networks hire private investigator to weed out potential racism in stars’ social media

Disrn – 28 Dems sign letter demanding DOE to allow biological males in women’s sports

Disrn – “Higher than usual number” of Atlanta police call in sick following felony charge of officer who shot Rayshard Brooks

Disrn – After 10 consecutive sons, British couple welcomes their 1st baby girl

Babylon Bee – New Social Justice Study Bible Replaces All Mention Of Sin With ‘Systemic Oppression’

Babylon Bee – Toyota Reveals The Prius Has Been Gay This Whole Time

Babylon Bee – Activists Fight Racism By Driving All People Of Color Out Of Pop Culture

Babylon Bee – Liberals Heroically Prevent History From Repeating Itself By Removing All References To History

All Around the Web – June 20, 2020

AATWKevin DeYoung – Revelation, Coronavirus, and the Mark of the Beast: How Should Christians Read the Bible’s Most Fascinating Book? (Part 3)

John Stonestreet – Juneteenth—Something We Can All Commemorate

Chuck Lawless – 8 Reasons Churches Don’t Do Evangelism Well

TGC – Planning a Preaching Schedule for Months (and Years) Ahead

F&T – 3 Surprises Pastors Found Upon Resuming In-Person Gatherings

Thom Rainer – Three Easy Steps to Assess Your Church’s Communication Strategy

F&T – 10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Builder

IMB – Gospel Spreads Among Truck Drivers in West Africa

Cord Cutters – CNN and Fox Digital News Sources Saw Record Engagement Numbers During Coronavirus

Disrn – Planned Parenthood pledges to triple election spending in 2020 over 2016

Disrn – Facebook will now allow users to turn off political ads

Babylon Bee – Democrats Admit They Get All Their Ideas From The Babylon Bee

Babylon Bee – Breaking: Feminist Laughs

Babylon Bee – Exclusive: The Babylon Bee Has Obtained God’s Timeline For The Rest Of 2020

Babylon Bee – New Program Helps People Of Color Adopt A White Liberal To Speak On Their Behalf

All Around the Web – June 19, 2020

AATWJoe Carter – Supreme Court: Employment Law Protects Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

TGC – Who Is Melchizedek?

Thom Rainer – 10 Findings about Church Membership Classes

F&T – 3 Isolation Traps Pastors Should Avoid

F&T – 8 Factors That Help Pastors’ Spouses Thrive

A Bookish Charm – Dear Mr. Potter: An Open Letter on Cancel Culture

Tim Challies – How To Bear Up Under Your Burdens

Disrn – Aunt Jemima brand to be discontinued after 131 years over “racial stereotype”

Disrn – Chicago Sun-Times announces it will now capitalize “b” in “black,” will continue to lowercase “w” in “white”

Disrn – More than 40% of U.S. coronavirus deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities for elderly

Disrn – Planned Parenthood endorses Biden: “This is literally a life and death election”

Babylon Bee – SCOTUS Hopes No One Realizes They Lost Their Only Copy Of The Constitution

Babylon Bee – Oh No! The Supreme Court Building Just Started Sliding Down A Slippery Slope At An Incredible Rate!

Babylon Bee – Missionaries Bring Gospel To CHAZ By Translating Bible Into Primal Screeches

Babylon Bee – 4D Chess: Trump Announces He Is Gay So He Cannot Be Fired From The Presidency

 

All Around the Web – June 17, 2020

AATWRussell Moore – After the Bostock Supreme Court Case

Carl Trueman – The Triumph of the Social Scientific Method

John Stonestreet – Should We Defund the Police?

Exchange – 8 Things the World Desperately Needs from Evangelicals Right Now (Part 1)

TGC – White Flags in Peru: How the Church Is Caring for Coronavirus Victims

F&T – An Overlooked Ingredient in a Healthy Church

Cord Cutters News – 1 in 4 US Households Subscribe to Disney+

Disrn – Gallup poll: U.S. national pride falls to record low

Disrn – New York City Council backs proposal to cut $1 billion from NYPD budget

Atlas Obscura – The Oldest Treasures From 12 Great Libraries

Babylon Bee – Protesters Pull Down Joe Biden After Mistaking Him For Old Racist Statue

Babylon Bee – Miracle: Every Marshmallow Raptured From Family’s Lucky Charms Box

Babylon Bee – Trump Enacts Tariffs, Travel Ban On CHAZ

Babylon Bee –Bibles Pulled From Shelves For Outdated Idea That All Humans Are Of One Race And Made In The Image Of God