The Top Blog Posts of the Week

April 29, 2012

by the Contributing Editors of SBC Today

This is a list of recent blog posts which we found interesting.  That we found them interesting doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with or endorse the ideas presented in the posts, but that we found them to be intriguing and thought-provoking.  (They are listed in no particular order of interest). Please post your comments to discuss  any article that strikes your interest. If you have recent blog posts to nominate, please send the link to

App of the Week

  • The SBC Annual Meeting app – This is a free application for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry users. It has helpful information about New Orleans and the convention. Download it at from a smartphone or type “SBC Annual Meeting 2012” in the smartphone’s app store.

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  • My Faith-Based Retirement,” by Joe Nocera in the New York Times, reflecting on a situation that concerns many of us in the economic recession.
  • Young People’s Priorities,” by Joe Blow in the New York Times, with an intriguing poll of the priorities of young adults (18-29) done by Harvard’s Institute of Politics. It is a thorough survey, but in short the greatest concerns are job creation, terrorism, and Iran’s nuclear program, and the least is global warming.
  • A Generation in Transition: Religion, Values, and Politics among College-age Millennials,” a significant Public Religion Institute Research project by Robert Jones, Daniel Cox, and Thomas Banchoff, with important information about the current beliefs of millennials.
  • Debt, Gift, and Sacrifice in The Hunger Games,” by James Rogers in First Things, with a discussion of the book that is foundational for the intriguing movie The Hunger Games.