This will be my attempt at a weekly sharing and review of some of the interesting things that I’ve come across in my blog reading during the week.
I enjoy these lists on a few other blogs. In particular Scot McKnight’s Weekly Meandering and Brother Maynard’s Random Linkage are a routine with my Saturday morning coffee. By doing this on Sunday, I hope to avoid duplicating their links, except for those items that are worthy of multiple mentions.
The runner-up title for this weekly post was “I Get Around” – which is true. It seems wasteful to read and lose track of the many posts that I run across in a week. In an attempt to stop the sieve-like flow of information through my brain, I hope to draw attention to a few items that deserve a second look.
This post by Ron about “church as the hub of the hood” is an idea that definitely deserves more thought and discussion.
Scott B. talks about how isolation has become the norm in our neighborhoods.
Over the past several weeks, Hamo had some interesting posts about hospitality and community in our neighborhoods. As he shared about the book God Next Door, there were interesting discussions in his comment section wrestling with the reality of living out hospitality in neighborhoods that are becoming increasingly private.
Jamie put together a list of Learning Disabilities and the Missional Church.
Mary at One Thing Is Needed takes a look at unity and how we view the body of Christ.
Erika Haub has a guest post, A Bottomless Pit of Desires, on Jason Clark’s blog in which she challenged the tendency to mistakenly elevate inflated desires and personal fulfillment to the level of need.
“Forgiveness flounders because I exclude the enemy from the community of humans even as I exclude myself from the community of sinners.”
Recently at dinner, I read the Time interview with NT Wright discussing heaven to my kids. It provoked an interesting discussion about heaven, hell, rapture, eternity, resurrection, and new creation – a worthwhile discussion to be having with our teens.
The next blog thing I want to read to my kids is Brant Hansen’s post about Kumar.
Apparently Ingrid has stirred up enough trouble to cause the cancellation of Shane Claiborne as speaker at Cedarville University. As an alumn, Jeremy discusses the issue and provides links for further reading, including a link to Shane’s response.
Most of you probably already saw the video clip declaring that real men should “pisseth against the wall.” Except this passage actually says that God is going to smite them. Plenty of women would like to smite men and boys that pisseth against the wall. Perhaps proof that God is a woman?
“Basically, what I learned is that women have vastly overestimated the precision of peeing into a toilet bowl while standing up.”
Often I have Pandora running in the background while I am reading.
A few recommendations for an interesting mix – Corinne Bailey Rae, Chris Tomlin, Todd Agnew, The Katinas, Delirious…
My new favorite this week, James Blunt.