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Theological Triage and the Doctrine of Creation—Samuel Emadi
Helpful take on how tightly we should hold various views on creation.
Anytime someone broaches the subject of the age of the earth or the length of days in Genesis 1, eyebrows rise and suspicions heighten. Dissenters from our position concern us—especially when that dissent is labeled a “theological trajectory.” Evangelicals have learned to charitably disagree on a number of issues, but we tend to take the gloves off fairly quickly when it comes to creation.
Reading the situation charitably, I can understand the concerns, even suspicions, of old-earth and young-earth creationists when challenged by their opponents. In the early 20th century, the creation-versus-evolution debates served as a dividing line in the modernist-fundamentalist controversy. This is partly why issues like the age of the earth or the length of days in Genesis 1 have come to us with a good deal more baggage than issues like the extent of the atonement or even continuationism versus cessationism.
Do Millennial Christians Have the Strongest Faith of Any Generation?—Aaron Hanbury
Earlier this summer, the Pew Research released a new study confirming the so-called “rise of the nones.” Their research revealed that fewer and fewer people in the United States identify with any religion at all. And the numbers largely indicate that it’s all millennials’ fault.
We already knew that a large portion of twentysomethings contribute to the nonery, but the new Pew data shows that the number is increasing significantly. According to the study, 35 percent of millennials identify with no religion—a far higher percentage than the closest frontrunner, evangelicalism (21 percent). That’s double the number of unaffiliated Baby Boomers (17 percent).
The 25-Year-Old Serial Entrepreneur Trying to Find Millennials Better Jobs—Tess Townsend
When WayUp CEO Liz Wessel interviewed to work at Google soon after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, she told the recruiter, “This is my two years’ notice.”
Wessel already knew she wanted to launch a startup. She had caught the entrepreneurship bug in college, where she started two businesses — UniEats, which gave students discounts at local restaurants, and Campus Reps, a company that matched students with brands looking for marketing representatives on college campuses. After getting some corporate experience, she knew she’d want back into startups. That suited Google just fine. So she proceeded to work for the company first in Mountain View and then India. As planned, she quit exactly two years later.
This was awesome. I can’t imagine what it would be like to see yourself on screen like that in such a huge role. Really neat to see is reaction.