Reading the Margins – 12.18.2015

Here are a few of the things that caught our minds this week:

NBA star Jeremy Lin grapples with academic pressure, teen suicides in personal Facebook post

“My daily thought process was that every homework assignment, every project, every test could be the difference,” Lin wrote of his high school experience.

‘Same God’ Standoff: Wheaton College, Suspended Professor Hold Ground, Miroslav Volf Weighs In

Debate continues over Larycia Hawkins’s explanation (not act) of wearing a hijab during Advent.

The Professor Suspended for Saying Muslims and Christians Worship One God

Some thoughts from the Atlantic on the suspension of the Wheaton professor.

Star Wars and the Ancient Religion

Peter Jones unpacks the underlying worldview of Star Wars: “However, in examining Star Wars’ account of the mystery and nobility of human life, the Bible’s answer, in comparison, emerges with incomparably more convincing power.”

Bonhoeffer’s Last Advent

“Of all the seasons of the Christian year, Bonhoeffer was drawn especially to Advent, a holy season of waiting and hope which he saw as a metaphor for the entire Christian life. ‘We simply have to wait and wait,’ he wrote. ‘The celebration of Advent is possible only to those troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, and who look forward to something greater to come.'”

Teach Us to Pray

A beautiful video on prayer by Desiring God.


Mark Jeong

Mark was born in South Korea, but grew up in the humble state of New Jersey. Mark's passion is to grow in his love for God and his neighbor as he learns to read both the Bible and the world in light of each other. He and his wife currently reside in New York City.

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