Happy Labor Day Weekend, everyone! Here are some of my top picks from the world wide interwebz this week.
First: my favorite internet ditty from this week 🙂
On a much more serious note, I wanted to cheer for this from Carlos Campo: What the New Majority-Minority Public Schools Mean for Christians.
“Instead of leaving our local public schools, now is the time for Christians to invest more in student success. We have an opportunity to love our neighbors, and their children, in a very practical way.”
Tish Warren Hanson wrote a sobering and yet hopeful piece on what happened to cause the graduate chapter of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship close down at Vanderbilt university in The Wrong Kind of Christian. A friend tells me the same battle is being waged in the administration of the state schools in California – so this is a particularly important read.
Excellence (as usual) from Karen Swallow Prior over at First Things with Marriage and Mating Rites – such a fascinating read on how expectations and experience shape our relational success.
Lore Ferguson invited some wise and generous friends to contribute to a free ebook on Singles in Leadership. Every one of these little essays is important. Download it here.
I appreciated Nate Pyle’s thoughts on how people have responded to the continued furore about Mark Driscoll in The Tweetable Tale of Two Mars Hill Pastors.
I love the SheLoves magazine community anyway – but this week I loved, loved, loved Fiona-Lynn Koefoed-Jespersen’s essay When the Holy Spirit is Our Midwife. I cried real tears over its beauty.
This week I wrote about the parable of the lost blue shoe. My friend Corrie, it turns out, had a similar experience recently and put it into the most gorgeous graphic parable here: The parable of the lost bear. (Check it out and marvel!)
Loved this from Sarah Damm: Don’t Ask More than God Does – such sage and comforting words to us harried moms who feel we need to do it all. (Thanks to Abby for the recommendation)
It turns out that I am not one of then early 500 MILLION people who discovered Ylvis last year when their song “What Does The Fox Say” went viral. Instead, I discovered them this week with their “intelevator” prank – which just gets funnier and funnier by the minute. These guys have such incredible vocal and language talents:
I have many, many thoughts on how the conversation about Ferguson, MO is playing out, and particularly the discussion about what constitutes racism and white privilege. I hinted at a few of those thoughts in my article at Christianity Today’s Hermeneutics this week (click here for the link), and perhaps I will write more on it in the week ahead.
On that topic, though, I really appreciated the following:
Natasha Sistrunk Robinson’s Essay on Why She Doesn’t Want Her Child to be Color Blind,
and this piece from Jeremy Dowsett : What Riding my Bike Has Taught Me About White Privilege.
And Jon Stewart’s slam-dunk on the topic here from The Daily Show (language warning. Also, ice-cold bucket of truth warning):
That’s all for this week, friends. What caught your eye this week?