What I’m Reading – 11/3/15

Below are some of the articles and books I’ve read recently that you may enjoy checking out.

  • “Theological Triage and the Doctrine of Creation,” by Samuel Emadi — The doctrine of creation is surely one of the most important and one of the most controversial topics in the contemporary church. Here, Emadi proposes 7 first-order, essential elements of a doctrine of creation for evangelicals, and then suggests that second- and third-order issues should be debated vigorously, but not demonized. He concluded:

By all means, let’s spill some ink in rigorous defense of each side of the debate, but let’s not spill one another’s blood while we’re at it. My hope is that others refine and clarify these points in a way that further contributes to our collective understanding of first-, second-, and third-order issues in the doctrine of creation.

  • “Chick-fil-A and the Politics of Eating,” by Gina Bellafonte — This article details the opening of a new Chick-fil-a restaurant in the heart of New York City and the strange political equation being played by those on the cultural left, who want good food but do not align with the conservative values of the chains founders and owners.