Here are some headlines from around the web, to take you into the weekend.
New audio from Douglas Groothuis’ lectures for The Next Level Church: A Brief History of Buddhism and Hinduism and A Brief History of Islam
Christianity and Politics
The continuing conversation over the Manhattan Declaration: R. C. Sproul, Ligon Duncan, and Paul Edwards add their voices. Hunter Baker addresses John Stackhouse’s objection that the Declaration is “philosophically and politically incoherent”.
Disentangling the politics from the science: What to think about Global Warming.
Recent crackdown on Christians in China is described by some church leaders as “the harshest in years”.
Christianity and Culture
The Time Magazine’s top religious stories of the year.
New study reveals the costly effects of pornography. (Also check out JT’s post with a great list of additional resources on the subject)
Robert Wright on how the New Atheism crusade is encountering powerful and possibly pivotal resistance: “Maybe this is the New Atheists’ biggest problem: As living proof that religion isn’t a prerequisite for divisive fundamentalism, they are walking rebuttals to their own ideology.”
This one is for Glenn: Scar Wars – a Star Wars/Scarface mash-up (content warning, not for delicate flowers)