#FaithandCulture Reading: Adoption, Multiethnic Spiritual Formation, Social Media, and the Porter’s Gate

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Every week, we cull a brief list of some of our favorite articles of the week. In today’s #FaithandCulture Reading, we highlight important articles from Liz Tablazon, Jimmy Roh, Amy Sherman and Tony Reinke.

Adoption: A Pro-Life Battle

Over at The Biblical Recorder, Liz Tablazon recaps Joseph and Laura Thigpen‘s adoption journey. Here’s an excerpt:

This enemy worked diligently to thwart our efforts to bring our daughter home. But God is the relentless and just avenger for the orphan. Read More>>

White Evangelicalism and Multiethnic Relations: Broadening the Conversation Beyond the Black-White Binary

Southeastern PhD student Jimmy Roh urges us to broaden the multiethnic conversation in this article at Kingdom Diversity. He writes,

Seeing ethnic identity as a part of our spiritual formation may also help whites and minorities to engage in more meaningful and constructive conversations with one another. Read More>>

Celebrating the Work God Places Before Us

Amy Sherman reports about a new music project from The Porter’s Gate that aims to celebrate how our faith intersects with calling and vocation. She writes at Made to Flourish,

Not only the album itself but also the process of creating it witnesses to a robust theology of work. This was a collaborative endeavor, pulling together artists from different races, denominations, and musical genres, to mesh their diversity into a beautiful mosaic. Read More>>

Why We Should Escape Social Media (And Why We Don’t)

Social media is addicting, and more of us should find ways to escape it, explains Tony Reinke in the article which quotes heavily from Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Reinke writes,

Self-chosen silence is the new expression of social empowerment in the digital age. Silence is freedom. Read More>>


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