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These past four weeks we've done our best to connect the gospel of Jesus Christ to the questions of our day. It hasn't been perfect. We've left things out. We've only dealt with part of the issues. I thought it might be worthwhile to share with you some of the articles I've read about these issues. Below are links to some of the articles I collected and read. Some are Christian. Some are not. Some are explicit. Some are tame. Some are about recovering, some are about preventing. 

I cut the number of links by about half, trying to keep those that may be most helpful.  I hope these links, like the series itself, will help you talk with your friends about the good news and hard questions. 

ASK #1: Is it okay to ask?

https://eand.co/how-the-way-we-think-about-the-world-failed-5191c8c23d5f?mc_cid=c82eaf9a6a

ASK #2: Are we going to be blown up?

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/north-koreas-nuclear-threat-is-here-and-its-real-kim-jong-uns-regime-must-go/

https://www.cfr.org/report/preventive-priorities-survey-2018?utm_campaign=year-end&utm_medium=partner&utm_source=flipboard&utm_content=121817

http://www.oregonlive.com/trending/2017/07/oregons_top_20_crime-free_citi.html

ASK #3: How do I navigate a polarized world?

https://www.ted.com/talks/megan_phelps_roper_i_grew_up_in_the_westboro_baptist_church_here_s_why_i_left

https://www.salon.com/2017/10/14/america-may-be-more-divided-now-than-at-any-time-since-the-civil-war/

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/11/has-americas-culture-war-always-been-this-dumb

http://www.ozy.com/politics-and-power/the-political-forecast-fasten-your-seatbelts/82464

ASK #4: Who is next? How do I live in a sexually charged world?

https://stephenmcalpine.com/2017/11/28/while-you-were-sleeping/

https://nyti.ms/2kb2AXT

http://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2018/january/andy-savages-standing-ovation-was-heard-round-world-because.html

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/troublerofisrael/2018/01/not-content-with-consent-re-moralizing-sex/

ASK #5: How did #MeToo become person of the year?

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justin-taylor/incredible-testimony-former-gymnast-confronts-sexual-abuser-court/(this is the most moving of all of these links, in my humble opinion). 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/06/568773208/-metoo-movement-is-person-of-the-year-time-says

http://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2017/november/what-does-metoo-have-to-do-with-you-seeking-to-be-disciples.html?mc_cid=5f2dad38a2&mc_eid=0f3c5be73b

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/geneveith/2018/01/warnings-against-the-re-moralization-of-sex/

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/will-metoo-cause-hollywood-to-rethink-its-views-on-sex/

https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-washington-was-about-to-explode-the-cli/f-688bb845d6%2Fpolitico.com

https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2018/01/purity-and-prejudice

https://fightthenewdrug.org/porn-bystander-sexual-assault/

http://endsexualexploitation.org/

https://protectyoungminds.org/2018/01/11/keep-kids-safe-porn-predators-target-kids-2018/

 

Scott ReavelyComment