Monday, June 12, 2006

Monday Reads: Links Worth a Look—No. 2

This is my second in a series of weekly listing of articles that I have found this past week which I think are worthy of our time, including one penned by me. Each one comes with a brief description.

Principles or People? by Yours Truly: As the debate over illegal immigration rages on, we Christians need to think clearly about how God would have us respond. What can we learn from the story of God's ultimate sacrifice that will help us discern the importance of both holding to principle, and practicing the law of love?

The Forgotten Founder: John Witherspoon by Roger Kimball at The New Criterion: In this lengthy but informative article, Kimball introduces us to an ancestor of actress Reese Witherspoon, a man who influenced several of the Founding Fathers including James Madison, fourth president of the United States and primary author of the U.S. Constitution.

Chivalry of American Manhood by Dr. George Grant at Kings Meadow: Dr. Grant writes about the memorial in D.C. dedicated to the memory of the men aboard the Titanic who put "women and children first" as the ship was going down. Nine women survived that tragedy for every one man who survived, a living example of the premise of an article I published a link to last week titled Over Our Dead Bodies.

Rage Disorder: Ronald Kessler, a health care policy professor at Harvard Medical School, claims that road rage is actually a chemically induced, psychological disorder involving a shortage of the substance serotonin, a mood-regulating and behavior-inhibiting brain chemical. Huh? I thought it was just sin.

Endless Summer? by Victor Davis Hanson: Hanson writes of the decline of Western Europe as the utopian ideology of socialism falters and creaks under the weight of its own inherent weaknesses.

An Ugly Phoenix Reborn by David Aikman for Christianity Today: Aikman reports on the disturbing return of Anti-Semitism in Western Europe, and the seeming connection to Anti-Americanism and anti-Bush feelings in that part of the world.

Defending the Strangers in Our Midst by Charles Colson of Breakpoint: Colson encourages us to avoid hyperbole and even fabrication in our dialogue about the illegal immigration problem in America.

Christian Carnival: A weekly publication of numerous articles by Christian writers and thinkers. There are a host of thought-provoking and inspirational articles linked at this site, including my own!


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