Here is a round-up of some of the notable blogs and articles our team read this week.
The New New International Version - Writing for WORLD and discussing the new NIV translation, Marvin Olasky says that "the Walter Cronkite of Bibles is dead." You may also be interested in the Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood's listing of Gender-Neutral Bible Resources or their Response to the New NIV2011.
Mass Exodus of Roman Catholics - “Most cradle Catholics who leave the church (roughly 60 percent) end up saying they have no religion, but the second-largest percentage (about 40 percent) turns to a more evangelical form of Christianity.”
America by the Numbers Infographic - The New York Times offers this sampling of statistics from the newly released Statistical Abstract of the United States.
How Dare You? - Here’s an interesting piece by Scott Clark on the self-esteem culture. "We shouldn’t think that the culture of self-esteem has not deeply influenced the contemporary evangelical and Reformed churches. It has. It shows up everywhere in contemporary worship services."
9Marks eJournal - 9Marks Ministries has released the latest edition of their eJournal. The subject is Pastoral Moves. As editor Jonathan Leeman says in his introduction, "Quick, before you make another move, pastor, read this eJournal!"