Five on Friday

This week’s “Five on Friday” are five resources I came across during my week off from blogging.  I hope you enjoy…

On the Existence of Extra-Terrestrial Life

In this blog post Ron Highfield, Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University, asks the following question: Should believers worry that extra-terrestrial life really exists? Since many people online are talking about this subject, it’s worth the time to read Highfield’s take on the topic.

On the Christian’s Willingness to Proclaim Christ

My friend and fellow blogger Matthew Dowling had a great post recently that challenged me to truly consider the authenticity of my love for others and just how willing I am to proclaim Christ to people who are different from me in some way.

One line from Matt’s post that stood out to me was this: “If Jonah’s story tells us anything, it’s that God’s economy of love is much larger than our economy of love.”

On Hospitality

This blog post by Dr. John Mark Hicks on the hospitality of The Good Samaritan is a good reminder that we Christians are called to live hospitable lives of mercy and compassion.  By the way, Dr. Hicks will be the speaker for the annual Ray Evans Seminar hosted by the Alameda Church of Christ on March 31-April 2, 2017.

Podcast Episode

I recently listened to Stand to Reason’s podcast interview of Rosaria Butterfield. The topic was Butterfield’s book Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ. It’s a fascinating discussion that is informative and encouraging.

Tim Keller Speaks at Google

Tim Keller was invited to speak at Google headquarters on his book Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical. This video is fun to watch when you consider that Keller is speaking directly to the kind of skeptics for whom he wrote the book.


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