To Whet Your Appetite: 05/23/12

  • Remember Harold Camping and his doomsday prediction that the world would end on May 21, 2011? After having survived the apocalypse for just over a year, this reporter tracks down several of Camping’s followers and sees what they are up to.
  • If you follow Kevin DeYoung’s blog (which you should), then you know that he is a huge fan of comedian, Brian Regan. Recently, Kevin shared about how Brian gave him a really profound lesson in parenting.
  • Larry Bird just won the Executive of the Year award from the NBA. The Christ and Pop Culture blog examines what Christians can learn from Bird’s off-the-court success.
  • A recent study shows that more than a third of all divorce filings contained the word “Facebook.” Does the Social Network ruin marriages?
  • There is a growing division now in the African-American church over the gay-marriage issue. The question being asked is, “Does opposing same-sex marriage amount to hypocrisy—making the same arguments slave-holders made in the 19th century?” 
  • Normally, Christians get defensive around atheists—especially the “New Atheists.” Since they are out to get us, they are the enemy, right? Mitch Stokes, (author of A Shot of Faith (to the Head): Be a Confident Believer in an Age of Cranky Atheists; a book I highly recommend) writes for the Resurgence that we should instead see atheists as people who need help.
  • Every month, Kevin DeYoung writes brief book reviews of books he read that month. Here is his May edition.

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