Links on Theology, Life, and Culture to encourage us to be — and to make — disciples.
Rest In Christ: J. I. Packer (1926-2020) Regent Professor, J. I. Packer, was an anchor for the church, embodying a favourite description of the Christian life: ‘Adoption through Propitiation.’ Remembering J. I. Packer lists many links to short videos, articles, and a free book by Dr. Packer (Weakness Is the Way: Life with Christ Our Strength). Many tributes have been written, including Spending Time with Dr. Packer by Jenny-Lyn de Klerk, curator of a rare books collection at Regent College, many of which were donated by Dr. Packer.
2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity Mathematician and Christian Apologist John Lennox delves into the topic of what it means to be human, now and into the near future. Lennox explains his new book in interviews with Justin Brierley and Frank Turek. Also, Lennox’s new book is briefly reviewed in 2084 Isn’t That Far Away.
How To Talk About God in a Skeptical Age Though ways of communicating abound, conversation gets truncated. Though the message of Jesus is 2000 years old, the gospel is often dismissed outright. This article encourages a way forward. “Telling a Better Story is all about, well, telling a better story. Chatraw builds upon the assumption that all human beings are living out some kind of a story, some narrative about the big questions: Who are we? What’s the meaning of life? What’s wrong with the world and how can we fix it? What’s wrong with me and how can I fix myself? The task of the Christian is to listen for the story others are telling, and then to show how the Christian faith offers one that is more compelling.” An example of this “Better Story” approach: Tim Challies compares White Fragility and the Bible’s Big Story.
Take the time “The more I truly seek God—in prayer, asking the hard questions, listening, reading and dwelling on His Word—the more I desire Him.” Attention accentuates affection.
Mars In 4K (VIDEO) Ten minutes of images and intrigue from the 4th planet from the sun, though no Martians. And no dinosaurs, though, at first glance, Drumheller comes to mind.