Fantastic post from Jay Voorhees that I needed to read this past week - Do United Methodists Believe in Hope?
On the topic of the United Methodist Church, check out Dan Dick's A Church Shrouded in Mystery on the United Methodist identity crisis.
Another essential post from Donald Miller - What Kind of People Does God Use? Also see the follow-up, Ten Characteristics of a Disciple.
Mason Slater is Tired of Witch Hunts
Dallas Willard - The Problem with Vampire Christianity.
I unfortunately stumbled upon this last week. It creeps me out, but I'm fascinated by it's very existence. You have been warned.
New Mountain Goats (All Eternals Deck) out this week - I haven't given it a full listen yet, but so far it seems good. Here's a few songs from NPR's Tiny Desk Concert, John Darnielle did last year.