Weekend Reading: The Forgotten Terror Attack, Faith and Science, Religious Liberty, and More

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What can the terrorist attack we overlooked teach us about ourselves? Can you reconcile faith and science? What should you think about new legislation to protect religious liberty? And does God care about your work?

To answer these questions, we’ve collected four articles for your weekend reading.

Forgetting Pakistan: The Terrorist Attack No One Is Talking About

Most of us were gripped and grieved by the Brussels terrorist attack. But did you have the same emotional reaction to the more deadly attack in Pakistan? If you’re like me, probably not. In this post, Travis Wussow explains why that’s a problem, and he offers three simple ways to empathize and pray for effectively. Here’s a sample:

I care less about the attack in Pakistan than I do the Brussels attack. I’m less hungry for news about the attack in Pakistan. Only when I found out that the attack in Pakistan was specifically targeting Christians on Easter Sunday did the story really pique my interest. I don’t like this about myself, and I wish it wasn’t true. Read More>>

Science, Faith, and the ‘Siegel Test’

Is there a hard distinction between faith and science? Astrophysicist Ethan Siegel says yes. But Rob Schwarzwalder disagrees. He writes,

Faith and science are entirely compatible as long as faith doesn’t make scientific claims it cannot prove or (with reasonable confidence) deduce, and as long as science doesn’t assert the “scientific method” is the only source of knowable truth. Read More>>

(Editor’s Note: If you enjoy this article, check out Bruce Ashford’s Four Must-Read Articles about Faith and Science.)

Talking Religious Liberty on “Meet the Press”

Many states are proposing legislation to defend religious liberty. How should you think about these bills? Check out this discussion between Russell Moore and an ACLU representative on NBC’s Meet the Press. Watch Now>>

Six Ways God’s at Work in You — At Work

Over at Desiring God, Keith Welton reiterates a message we always need to hear: God cares about your work. He writes,

In reality, the workforce is not only how God works through you; it is a place where God works inside of you, conforming you to the image of Christ. He may feel distant, but he’s not. He is using the difficulties and pressures in your job right now to focus you in at least six areas. Read More>>

(Editor’s Note: If you enjoy this article, check out Benjamin Quinn’s ‘Does Your Work Have Any Spiritual Value?’)

What are you reading this weekend?

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