Breakfast Links for 12/10/12 – Suicide and the Code of Silence; Neither Gods nor Dogs; Dismissing Resentment


Father Tom Merola, Patheos/The Jesus Creed: “When a life abounds in love, love is not simply present; it teems with it, is filled with it, is rich beyond measure in love.”

Thom S. Rainer, Baptist Press: Church for the Nones, Nominals & Nomads

J. E. Dyer, Patheos/The Optimistic Christian: “One of the most important things Christians can do, I believe, is practice dismissing resentment from our own hearts. We have an advantage in this regard. After all, we have the mind of Christ (1 Cor 2:16).”

Joana Harader, The Christian Century: Creflo Dollar, Cindy Crawford and Salvation

Karen Spears Zacharias, Patheos/Karen Spears Zacharias: “Nobody commits suicide because they want to die – They just want to stop the pain.”

Janet Daley, The Telegraph: The West is Signing It’s Own Death Sentence

Ben Witherington, Patheos/The Bible and Culture: “The key here is that we are called to be both truly human and Christ-like without developing a messiah or god complex. For as it turns out, we are called to emulate Christ’s true humanity, not his divinity.

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air: Obama Admin Approved Weapons for Libya Islamists

Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Patheos/Father Dwight Longenecker: ‘I hate to pop balloons, but in my experience of over fifty years as a Christian, when it comes to churches and church leaders, things are almost always not what they seem. And the more perfect they seem, the greater the illusion.”

Peter Ferrara, The American Spectator: Obama – Planting the Seeds of His Own Demise


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