Five to Live By: The Penn State Edition

Linking you to the top 5 Christian blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. 

Today’s Five to Live By focuses on the horrendous sexual abuse of young boys by a former Penn State football coach. 

Protecting the Powerless

It’s quite rare that I reference my own posts in the Five to Live By. Today I make an exception. In Protecting the Powerless, I address the church’s role in protecting children from sexual abuse and women from sexual harassment. 

Tragic Lessons

Al Mohler has two recent posts. In The Tragic Lessons of Penn State he calls the church to action. In The Briefing he shares his thoughts on what Christians can learn from these horrific events. 

The Image of God

Erik Raymond of Ordinary Pastor ponders what this hideous behavior implies about the image of God. Read his probing thoughts in The Penn State Scandal and the Image of God.  

Hero Worship

Ted Kluck derives from the ongoing support of some for Joe Paterno the lesson that Everybody Needs Something That Think Is Perfect.  

Moral Failure 

At the Daily Beast, Michael Tomasky offers a scathing indictment of Joe Paterno’s failure to do more in Joe Paterno’s Moral Failure.  

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