The new year may have stirred hopes that Kim Jong Un might not be so bad after all.... But he's even worse than his father. In North Korea, more than 100,000 people face torture and death in forced-labor camps.... He's the most dangerous person on the planet."
— North Korean defector Hyeonseo Lee writing about Kim Jong Un for TIME magazine's feature, "The 100 Most Influential People of 2018."
The core topic that was addressed was thinking through the consistency of our Christian walk."
— Darrell Bock of Dallas Theological Seminary describing this week's private meeting of evangelical leaders re: the future of U.S. evangelicalism. Bock said the gathering at Wheaton College discussed "challenges approaching us from both the right and the left."
I teach in a great books program at an evangelical university. Almost all students in the program are born-and-bred Christians of the nondenominational variety.... Yet an overwhelming majority of these students do not believe in a bodily resurrection."
— Abigail Rine Favale writing at First Things about "evangelical Gnosticism."
The overwhelming majority of my clients believe the most secure path to a lasting marriage is sex first, then cohabitation once you can afford your own place, then marriage once you're both economically stable.... To rush to the altar before you've 'tested the relationship' is irresponsible."
— Author and blogger Eve Tushnet, writing for the Institute of Family
Studies, about her work with low-income women in Washington, D.C.