Around the web (Reason for God trailer, Rod Dreher on future of Christianity & more)
Items of interest from around the web:
:: Dealing with grief in the wake of a miscarriage - Really good article from Covenant Seminary prof, Dan Doriani. Pastoral and helpful, especially for those counseling and comforting those who are grieving. Key point on unwanted counsel: "Indeed, in times of distress we must recall that our Lord indeed reigns, but unwanted counsel has a fatal flaw: it interprets someone’s experience before they even know what that experience is. Like steak in the mouth of an infant, it chokes."
:: Marriage Check-up - Good article filled with practical suggestions for married couples to use in evaluating their marriage.
:: The Future of Christianity in America - Crunchy Con Rod Dreher has an interesting post about the trajectory of Christianity in America. An excerpt:
Hope, I keep telling myself, is not the same as optimism. That's the best I can muster when I think about the future of Christianity, at least in the United States. We are assured that the gates of Hell will not prevail against the Church, but if I were a betting man, I'd put my money on the church in the Global South and even in China doing better this century than believers in America. Why so glum, chum? Three words: Moralistic Therapeutic Deism.
:: The Reason for God - Check out this trailer for this interesting DVD from Tim Keller. This looks to be very different than typical apologetics teaching.