March 23, 2012

On the blogs and in my brain...


Seth Godin: We say we want a revolution... how often do our daily actions betray our spoken "values"? Timely reminder for a church who says they want to rethink and answer a call to action; are we really, or do we just like talking about it? Also from Godin: Demolishing the Argument that Abundance Causes Scarcity.

7 Deadly Sins of Easter Outreach.

The Art of Non-Conformity: There's a Letter You Need to Write.

Donald Miller: What to do When You Put Your Foot in Your Mouth. (Not "kiss your toes" as one of my friends suggested). Also from Miller, Do You Have an Undiscovered Genius?... I need to check out Robinson's book The Element (Amazon affiliate link).

Don Miller's book Blue Like Jazz is now a movie, soon to be released. Here's some info on the push back it has received which highlights some of the fundamental problems of different conceptions around the labels "Christian" and "art".

Kem Meyer: Would Money Make it Better? I've read something recently (not sure where) about how creativity needs "positive constraints" - situations where there are no deadlines, no financial limits, and no defined boundaries; basically the greatest possible measure of "creative freedom" tend to yield poor results. A good challenge to accomplishing a project makes us think more clearly and function more creatively.

Fred Clark: Trayvon Martin - The Killing on an American Child.

Michael Hyatt: 7 Steps to Becoming a Happier Person and Leadership at Home Affects the Rest of Your Life.

My friend Anna has been doing medical work in Africa, check out her blog documenting her time there.

Andrew Cohen: Voter ID Laws and their impact on the poor and minority populations.

The story of "Keep Calm and Carry On":


Here's the variations I enjoy: Keep Calm and Time Travel and Get Excited and Make Things.

Rachel Held Evans: 15 Reasons Why I Left the Church.

Awesome TED Talk by Susan Cain on The Power of Introverts:


Sorry no music this week.