Friday’s Fantastic Five! 7.5

FridayFantasticFiveHow Should Same-Sex Marriage Change the Church’s Witness – Russell Moore
Russell Moore analyzes what the shifting cultural consensus on marriage means for the churches existing in that culture. Rather than fearing the rulings of courts and legislatures, this is a chance for the church boldly proclaim a counter-culture Savior.

On Winning the Marriage Debate – Eric Teetsel
Teetsel shows why arguments for same-sex marriage have been more persuasive than arguments for traditional marriage even if the latter are actually better than the former. He then charts a course for how traditional marriage can win the debate.

America’s Epidemic of Psychiatric Over-Diagnosis – Jesse Singal
Psychiatry is an industry and being able to diagnose more dysfunctions and abnormalities means more profits and more people satisfied that their problems can be labeled and medicated. The definition of normal has narrowed and we are worse for it.

The Evolution of the Swimsuit – Jessica Rey
In this video, Jessica explores how we arrived at the modern day bikini and what it says about us and what it is doing to us. This fascinating (and g-rated) discussion shows why modesty needs to make a comeback.

The Astounding Faith of Aregash: A Story from Eithiopia
This incredible story of one’s woman’s determination to plant a church convicted me of my lack of passion to see the gospel spread among the people around me.

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