Breakfast Links for 12/07/12 – One-Hit Wonders; Secrets Pastors Have; Guns, Football and Fornication


Karen Spears Zacharias, Patheos/Karen Spears Zacharias: “Friendships have fallen by the wayside after I failed to live up to someone’s expectation.  It happens to God a lot, too.”

Phil Cook, HuffPost: How Christianity Lost It’s Voice

Thom Rainer, Thom S. Rainer: Five Secrets Your Pastor Won’t Tell You

John Turner, Patheos/The Anxious Bench: ” There has always been a thin line between intense religious experience and madness, especially in the eyes of those critical of certain varieties of religious experience.”

Beth Felker Jones, Her*meneutics: Mark Driscoll Is Wrong About Twilight

Edward Morrissey, The Fiscal Times: It Was Clinton’s Spending Cuts, Not Tax Increases, That Worked

John Mark Reynolds, Patheos/Eidos: “Isn’t it really a great idea for pop culture to be allow judgmental statements about gun control or football, but avoid discussing irresponsible sexuality?”

Dina Esfandiary, The Diplomat: Preventing a Chemical Weapons Nightmare in Syria


About Timothy Dalrymple

Timothy Dalrymple was raised in non-denominational evangelical congregations in California. The son and grandson of ministers, as a young boy he spent far too many hours each night staring at the ceiling and pondering the afterlife.
In all his work he seeks a better understanding of why people do, and do not, come to faith, and researches and teaches in religion and science, faith and reason, theology and philosophy, the origins of atheism, Christology, and the religious transformations of suffering