Must Read Monday: First days of 45January 23, 2017
“Alternative facts” and Christians as gullible skeptics – Gospel Coalition
This weekend, Kellyanne Conway, a White House official argued the Administration has “alternative facts” on the turnout of the Inauguration. It is the latest example of living in a post-truth world. As Christians, we do not need to be afraid of the facts. We are people who care about and are witnesses to the Truth. This is a matter of witness.
Trevin Wax writes, “Too many Christians these days are “gullible skeptics.” Skeptics toward establishment type media outlets, and gullible toward other websites or toward political spinmeisters who already line up with their preexisting beliefs or worldview.”
We need to be wise about fake news. For more on this topic, and how you can wisely read the news, see our Fake News series.
We know they are killing children — All of us know –Desiring God
January 22nd was the 44th anniversary of Roe v Wade. John Piper provides the evidence that we all know (pro-life and pro-choice people alike) what abortion is, and it is killing children.
What is the Mexico City abortion rule? – McClatchy
For one of his first three executive orders, President Trump reinstated the Mexico City policy. This policy does not actually have anything to do with Mexico directly, but limits US government funding of abortion overseas. The rule was rescinded by President Obama eight years ago. For more on the policy, we recommend this ERLC article.
Compassion has ‘Very Little Hope’ for India, Sets deadline to shut down sponsorships – Christianity Today
As we discussed in December, the Indian government is restricting the ability of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to operate, including Compassion International. If nothing changes, Compassion will be forced to end operations and care of over 145,000 children. Nothing has changed since December and the organization has set a deadline for withdrawal.
Retraining Our Minds on the Things of Christ: Thoughts as We Draw Closer to Inauguration Day – The Exchange blog by Ed Stetzer
Four questions for Christians to consider as we enter this new political reality and era of American history. How do we think differently about our time and politics with the Mind of Christ?