- Bridget Nelson has a great reflection on sharing that applies to three-year-olds and adults alike.
- Jeff Nelson offers up a great poetic narrative.
- Rick Dake talks about seeking understanding in the face of our many differences.
- Steve McCoy has some thoughts on Wil Willimon's recent comments about numbers being a key marker of effectiveness.
Scot McKnight shares some interesting data suggesting that people who hold to a concept of a benevolent and engaging God are significantly more committed than those who primarily understand God to be wrathful and judging.
Both Eric Bryant in his post, Seinfeld as a Drama?, and Dan Kimball address the issue of context. The videos they each link to are great, and an important reminder that a story can be told and manipulated, by how it is presented and removed from its original context.
Similar to Dan Kimball's discussion, but with different take on the issue, Fred Clark has some interesting things to say about the emphasis Christians give to sexuality versus money relative to the amount they are discussed in Scripture. Clark is writing in a multipart series, check it out: Part 1 and Part 2.
It didn't make it in my posting last week, but I did enjoy the piece from David Byrne on The Architecture of Fear. (Warning to the easily offended: Byrne uses some objectionable language).
Lifehacker posted the recommendations for essential Windows software. Quite a few things on the list I already use and can vouch for (Chrome, Skype, Thunderbird, VLC, Picasa, Microsoft Security Essentials) and a couple I've been meaning to check out (Mozy, Dropbox). If you use Windows, I'd encourage you to check it out and download the pack. (Of course I'm considering converting the Windows box in my new office to Ubuntu, just because I am a big nerd).
Interesting article suggesting we can all expect an increase in traffic tickets as state and municipal revenues remain tight. It especially hits home because I just received my first ticket after 20 years of driving, just two months ago.
If anyone wants to send me to Portland so I can hang out with Donald Miller for a couple of days, sign me up here.
My friend Eric mentioned how he just discovered The Black Keys this week, so in Eric's honor here's they are: