The World Wide (Religious) Web for Monday, December 12, 2011: Religion Stories from A to, Uh, P…


APOLOGETICS: It’s Okay to Expect a Miracle” is an interview with Craig S. Keener about his two-volume study, Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts. I hope to interview Prof. Keener in January on MinistryDirect.com/live

BOOKS: “Favorite Books of 2011.”

CULTURE: “What the Cultural Mandate Is Not.”

DECONVERSION: “Why Do Christians Leave the Faith?” Bradley Wright has an ongoing series on this topic over at Black, White and Gray.

EVIL: “How the Catholic Church Sheltered Nazi War Criminals” (subscription required).

FORCED STERILIZATION: “Reproductive Health of Yesteryear.” That post links to this New York Times story.

GOD’S QUARTERBACK? SERIOUSLY?!?! “Tim Tebow: God’s Quarterback.”

HARRY TRUMAN, DEFENDED: “The Least Evil Option.” It’s an apologetic for the two A-bombs Truman dropped on Japan.

iPAD CHURCHES: “Churches Adopt Technology To Reach Out To Congregants.” I preached from my iPad once. Then I switched back to paper notes. I may try it again, however.

JOHNNY DEPP WATCH:                “Who said Johnny Depp will go to hell?” No one, apparently. The Daily Star evidently just made this story up whole-cloth.

KINYARWANDA: “Forgiveness Is Freedom.”

LOVE: “Love, American Style”: an interview with sociologist Paul Hollander about his new book, Extravagant Expectations: New Ways to Find Romantic Love in America.

MARRIAGE: “Christians Are Still Having Sex.” This article is mostly about “the revitalization and protection of the family.” It starts with a nod to a David French post about premarital sex among evangelical youth.

NONES: “Americans: Undecided About God?”

OUTRAGEOUS: “Companies pull ads from Muslim reality TV show.” In response to a Christian pressure group, no less: the Florida Family Association. Given the strong families this show depicts, one might think FFA would be sympathetic to these American Muslims. But it’s off on an anti-Islamist rant. Look, I’ve seen the show. Those people aren’t Islamists, okay?

PREDESTINATION: “A good (relatively new book about predestination.”

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