Lamp Post: August 10, 2015

The original Narnian lamp post drawn by Pauline Baynes

The original Narnian lamp post drawn by Pauline Baynes

The Lamp Post is a collection of quotes, news articles, opinion pieces or blog posts that I found interesting and worthy of attention.

If you see something that you believe should be in The Lamp Post, tweet it to me at @WardrobeDoor with the hashtag #LampPost.

Christianity Today: This is a fascinating study of potential racial bias in how churches respond to potential guests. How did evangelical and mainline churches respond to emails from individuals with ethnic sounding names?

The Gospel Coalition: Rosaria Butterfield describes how she could have been one of those abortion doctors in the undercover videos, but an encounter with Christ changed her perspective.

Time: Millennials are having less sex with fewer partners than Baby Boomers. Not only that, but 1-in-3 20-somethings have never had sex.

BuzzFeed: This is a harrowing story of a young woman raised in a fundamentalist Christian home who ran away to live a wild life, only to move to the Middle East and marry an ISIS fighter.

Atlantic: Fathers have little to no-rights when it comes to their children, as this story shows. Despite this dad pledging to raise his daughter, he almost lost her when her mother put her up for adoption without his permission or even knowledge.

ESPN: Arian Foster, an NFL running back, opens up about his unbelief. What’s it like to be an atheist in the NFL? The highlight of the story is the relationship he has with former teammate Justin Forsett, an evangelical Christian.

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