It has been remarkable watching how Christians are responding to terror in Paris and the immigration crisis. Of course, there have been thousands of rant posts of FB that lack substance and thought (representing many different positions). These are nothing but social media noise, a smokescreen that chokes careful thought and analysis. Emotion-based rants help nobody.
I have been very impressed, however, with the number of articles and posts that have been tremendously helpful for the Christian community and the wider world. Christianity is the only truth, and I’m grateful we have people who represent the truth well.
Here is a random list of the most helpful articles and posts I have found related to the crisis. My hope is that these get most of the publicity and influence the majority of Christians — all for the glory of God. As Ravi Zacharias says, “Let my people think.”
A Call for Christian Extremists – Tim Challies
Should We Pray For ISIS to Be Defeated or Converted? – Russell Moore
Should We Pray for ISIS to Be Saved or Destroyed? – John Piper
France: A Fabric Torn – John Piper
What Do You Tell Your Kids About ISIS? – Erik Raymond
What ISIS Really Wants – Graeme Wood
Is Paris Burning? – Ravi Zacharias (This is REALLY good)
Why Does God Allow the Wicked to Commit Evil? – Mark Altrogge
9 Things You Should Know About Islamic State – Joe Carter
Biblical ethics, government, and refugees – Jesse Johnson
This are plenty of other good ones out there. If I missed one you think should be in the list, be sure to add it in the comments section.
BOTTOM LINE: Let’s think and pray very carefully so that we respond to this crisis in ways that bring glory to God in a world that needs truth so badly.