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Best of the Rest w/e 11 Oct 2013

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Our weekly digest of highlights from our online reading.

Joe Carter explains why we should all stop saying “The church never says/does anything about such-and-such.”

“Think of an engaged hipster on the ocean floor, blowing little Kuyperian bubbles.” Doug Wilson being brilliant, on Christian schools.

On the subject of education, Jennifer Slate writes compellingly in Christanity Today on trusting God enough to send her kids to a tough public (ie state) school.

A careful and devastating review of Candida Moss’s The Myth of Persecution in the Review of Biblical Literature.

Brilliant from Derek Rishmawy: why secular moralists get so angry with religious people on Facebook, and other stories.

Trevin Wax shares a letter from a millennial who walked away from Jesus. Seriously on the nose.

If you’re not a twitterer you may have missed the delightful mini online festival that was #AddAWordRuinAChristianBook. For the uninitiated, the way it works is you think of a Christian book title, add a word that substantially changes its meaning, then tweet it with the hashtag above. You can see the results here, but some of our favourites were:

Blue Like Jazz Hands / Luke Skywalker for Everyone / Crazy Love Handles / God Made You Special Brownies / I Kissed Carbon Dating Goodbye / Your God-Daughter is Too Small / The Love Shack / The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe-Malfunction / Stop Dating the Church Warden / Surprised by Bob Hope / The Sea Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe / The Quite Good God / Orthodoxy Smorthodoxy and of course, If I’m God Then What?

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