1. In some circles, the discussion of sucker punching Richard Spencer (who is no relation to me, thankfully) was justified. Alistair Roberts put together a very good post outlining some of the fallacious thinking that leads people who are seeking "social justice" to justify violence against people (yea, even people with repugnant ideas) because of disagreement.
2. A recent survey by Facts and Trends shows that being more devout results in greater generosity, both with time and money. This should not come as a surprise to Christians, but it does undermine the assertions that non-theists are just as moral and generous as Christians.
3. There's no question that the political left largely doesn't get the importance of religion in the lives of many Americans. In this video, Emma Green outlines some of the reasons for that dismissal:
4. John Mark Reynolds wrote a post arguing we should not justify "small" sins just to avoid big ones:
5. Reading the Bible is important, as I argued in an earlier post; Andy Naselli provides three tips for reading the Bible. Just do it.