Notable News, week of July 21-27, 2012

Lots of great stuff from around the web today.  Enjoy!

1. Rachel Held Evans and her husband, Dan

Ever wonder what love looks like?  Read this post and tell me you don’t just want to cheer.  (Although if you want to read something that is as disturbing as the original post is wonderful, try this from the comments on the post.)

2. Mal Green’s first post on Red Letter Christians

It saddens me that this post didn’t get more loving responses.  I think he’s hit the nail on the head.  Many thanks to Mal for standing up and speaking his mind, despite such negative feedback.  And props to RLC for publishing it, despite the negative feedback.

3. Dianna Anderson on douchebags

Dianna is one of my favorite writers.  She doesn’t just say, “This is wrong.”  She urges real change.  This time out is no exception.  She reminds us all to

stand up and say, “Hey . . . That was kind of douchey.”

4. Reading: Healing for the soul

Sarah Bessey is running a synchroblog on what is saving us right now.  In response, Caris Adel has written a piece that echoes what I often feel, that reading saves us from the chaos of everyday life.  Not only is she absolutely right, but I now have another book to add to my ever-expanding “to read” list.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

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4 thoughts on “Notable News, week of July 21-27, 2012

  1. OMW that comment!!!!! That book has been on my list for a long time; I just requested it. That is crazy, but sadly, believable.

    I saw a couple people mention that article on RLC but hadn’t read it….wow, that was really good. Comments were disheartening 😦

    Thanks for the mention 😀

    • I have far too many books I want to read. I usually have at least 3 going at a time. I suppose too many books is better than the alternative, right? 😉

      And yeah, those comments were disappointing, for sure. Other people have written on RLC about LGBT issues before, so I don’t know why this man received so much comment hate.

  2. Thanks for the encouragement. We keep praying, hoping and activating in the hope that the love and grace of God will overcome suspicion, hate and judgementalism.

    • Thanks for stopping by! I was honestly shocked and disappointed by the reaction to your post. Just shows that we still have more working and praying to do.

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