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The Link: French Officer Honored, Celebrity Power, 15 Points on Seminary & More

By March 26, 2018April 22nd, 2022The Link3 min read

“No Greater Love: Mass Held for French Officer Whose Sacrifice ‘Saved the Nation'”The Stream
“A French bishop has paid tribute to a heroic police officer who lost his life after swapping himself with a supermarket employee in a hostage situation, saying his sacrifice helped save the nation.”

“The ‘Father of Christian Rock’ Larry Norman’s Battles with Evangelicalism”NPR Music
“Upon the release of his first album Upon This Rock in 1969, Larry Norman unwittingly created the billion-dollar industry of Christian rock. Author Gregory Alan Thornbury is sure that if Norman were alive today, the musician would have despaired at the state of the genre and evangelicalism.”

“It’s Time to Reckon with Celebrity Power”The Gospel Coalition
“It was not a great week. In three separate cases in my immediate circles, a person with significant power at the top of an organization, each one a subject of flattering major media exposure during their career, was confronted with allegations of sexual misconduct and related misdeeds.”

“The Kings College Presents: The Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War”The Kings College
“The documentary film series, “A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War,” explores how the experience of two world wars shaped the lives and literary imagination of two internationally famous authors and friends, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Based on Joseph Loconte’s New York Times bestseller, the film examines how Tolkien’s combat experience during the First World War—at the Battle of the Somme—launched him on his literary quest.”

“Why Should Christians Read Josephus?”beliefnet
“Josephus’ illustration of the tension between Rome and Jerusalem provides important context for Jesus’ life and ministry.”

“Fifteen Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me”The Gospel Coalition
“Many hopeful men emerge from seminary eager to dive headfirst into ministry. Confident that seminary equipped them with the tools they need for the journey ahead, they find themselves discouraged when the realities of their first call don’t line up with what they came to expect from assigned readings and classroom discussions.”

“Alice Cooper Believes His Faith Saved Him form Alcoholism, Temptations of Rock STar Lifestyle”Fox News
“‘My wife and I are both Christian,’ the 70-year-old said. ‘My father was a pastor, my grandfather was an evangelist. I grew up in the church, went as far away as I could from it — almost died — and then came back to the church.'”

“The Faith Playbook: Conversations About Life and Faith”Paul David Tripp
“Professional football players — they have fame, money, and a lifestyle that many of us can only dream about. Their career has the power to make millions erupt in celebration and weep with joy. But some live for a greater purpose than football, and with a deeper motivation than winning. They live by faith. In this three-hour livestream event, Carson Wentz, Nick Foles, Zach Ertz, Trey Burton, Jordan Hicks, Chris Maragos, and Jordan Matthews sit down for conversations about life and faith with best-selling author Dr. Paul David Tripp.”

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