My top articles from January 2014 – Part 3

man thinkingHere’s the third and final part of my top articles from January 2014.  Themes covered include, young people and the church, freedom of speech and expression, economics of the family, jobs and tax. Thanks for reading!

  1. How is God working in the World? Understanding Miracles and Providence by Justin Holcomb – The Gospel Coalition
  2. On the importance of the right to offend by Kenan Malik – Pandaemonium
  3. ‘Nuisance and annoyance’ injunctions abandoned after Lords defeat by Alan Travis – The Guardian
  4. Where is Unemployment the highest (infographic)? By International Labour Organisation – International Labour Organisation
  5. Petition to deselect LibDem candidate Maajid Nawaz for tweeting Jesus and Mo cartoon by Archbishop Cranmer – Archbishop Cranmer Blog
  6. The heavy price adults have to pay for independence by Donald Hirsch – Donald Hirsch blog
  7. Economists: Your parents are more important than ever by Derek Thompson – The Atlantic
  8. 3 common traits of youth who don’t leave the church by Jon Nielson – Church Leaders
  9. 50p tax – strolling across the summit of the laffer curve? By Paul Johnson and David Phillips – IFS
  10. Opinion poll exclusive: Labour lead cut to one point after Tories gain on living standards by Andrew Grice – The Independent

My top articles from January 2014 – Part 2

speech bubblesAs promised, here’s part 2 of my top articles from January 2014.  Themes covered in this segment include  freedom of speech, abortion, Christian persecution, money, housing and politics.  I don’t necessarily agree with all the views expressed here. Thanks for reading!

  1. Aiming for Effective Anger’: The top 50 countries where it’s hardest to be a Christian & Pew: Religious hostility reaches six-year high worldwide by Katherine Burgess – Christianity Today
  2. The censuring of Evander Holyfield shows how intolerant modern Britain is becoming by Brendan O’Neill – The Telegraph
  3. Lord Dear: IPNAs – a threat to our freedom and a waste of police time by Lord Dear Conservative Home (IPNA’s were subsequently dropped by the Government, see here.)
  4. The lost girls: Ilegal abortion used by some UK ethnic groups to avoid daughters ‘has reduced female population by between 1,500 and 4,700 by Steve Connor – The Independent
  5. Roe vs Wade’s days are numbered by Timothy C Morgan – Christianity Today
  6. Money: an instrument for blessing, not an indicator of it by John Onwuchekwa – 9 Marks blog
  7. Does Money affect children’s outcomes? A systematic review by Kerris Cooper and Kitty Stewart (report) – Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  8. Almost a tenth of babies and toddlers in England and Wales are Muslim, Census figures show by Keith Perry – The Telegraph
  9. Downton Abbey and the Modern Age – What are we really watching? By Alert Mohler – Albert Mohler.com
  10. Portuguesa mess more trouble for Brazilian football by Tim Vickery – ESPN FC Blogs
  11. What price a house? By ESRC – ESRC
  12. Why Labour should be terrified of UKIP by Tim Wigmore – The Daily Telegraph

My top articles from January 2014 – Part 1

woman drinking wineBelow is a list of some articles i’ve  particularly enjoyed within the last month or so.  Themes covered this month include Christian persecution, ethics relating to prison sentencing, rising rail fares, the philosophy of science, welfare, obesity and censorship.  I don’t necessarily agree with all the opinions expressed in these articles, but I think they’re worth reading nonetheless. Parts 2 and 3 will be published very soon! Thanks for reading.

  1. Evangelizing prosperity gospel adherents by Allen Duty – 9 Marks Blog
  2. The closing of the Scientific Mind by David Gelernter – Commentary Magazine
  3. The Coalition will stay the course, but they won’t be getting the band back together after 2015 by Steve Richards – The Independent
  4. The “Help to Work” pilots: success, failure or somewhere in between? By Jonathan Portes – NIESR Blog
  5. Labour: We must ‘do God’ to fight anti-Christian persecution by Edward Malnick – The Daily Telegraph
  6. When it comes to drinking habits we are in collective denial by Melissa Kite – The Guardian
  7. Even life prisoners should have hope and a chance to change by Dirk Van Zyl Smit- The Guardian
  8. Believe it or not, rising rail fares are actually good news by Jon Shaw – The Conversation
  9. Confessions of an obese Christian by Thom Rainer – Thom Rainer blog
  10. Can Data be evil? By Chuck Klosterman – New York Times
  11. The censuring of Evander Holyfield shows how intolerant modern Britain is becoming by Brendan O’Neill – The Telegraph