links to 4 items worth your time

1. God, Creation, and Cancer: Wrestling With the Difficult Questions [required reading]

“… cancer is not evil. At least, not any more evil than the weather, with its potential for deadly blizzards and hurricanes. I see cancer as a messy, ugly, yet necessary byproduct of the ever-changing planet we find ourselves inhabiting. … That the very blueprints for life — that is, DNA — can and do change, and rather often, makes me immensely grateful to God for having the audacity to create this universe as he did. We live in a world not ruled by an iron fist, but guided by a gentle whisper.”

2. So What is a Good Parent to Do? by Jim Martin

“A few suggestions …”

3. Top 10 Discoveries in Biblical Archaeology in 2018

“Some of the artifacts were made in previous years, but only announced in 2018.”

4. True Story

“For Christians the world is a different kind of mystery, one crackling with possibility and saturated with God’s goodness.”