Justin Camblin reviews Donna Freitas' book "The Happiness Effect."
Justin Camblin reflects on a recent podcast he listened to and has five short warnings for Christians who use their technology without thinking about it.
Moore, Russell and Andrew T. Walker, eds. The Gospel & Racial Reconciliation. The Gospel for Life Series. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2016. 102 pp. It happened again. Another black man was gunned down by police officers, this time in Baton Rouge, LA. His name was Alton Sterling, and, for the better part of the evening of July 5th, his name trended on Twitter as people expressed both outrage and grief. And then the next day, it happened once more. Philando Castile was his name. Like Alton, Philando’s name also trended on Twitter. Both men had their deaths captured on video. The scenes were harrowing. But death was not through. During a peaceful protest in response to the deaths of these two men, one vigilante ambushed and killed five Dallas police officers as an act of revenge. A week that started with the celebration of Independence Day—with fireworks and cookouts—ended with the reality of our divisions painted red with the blood of innocent men. Since the death of Trayvon Martin and the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement, the reality that America has deep and abiding racial wounds has become plain to everyone with eyes to see. How should Christians respond to this? What do churches and their leaders need to do? We can rightly understand that the gospel not only reconciles us to God, but also reconciles us to one another and still not feel confident in how to respond to the racial strife we see. Thankfully, a new resource from the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention is available to help Christians think through the difficult issue of racial reconciliation and how to begin putting it into practice.