On My Reading Desk This Week (02/17/13 – 02/23/13)
Goooood Morning Internet! Happy Saturday!!
It’s a rainy one where I am. I think that calls for a cup of good coffee, good music, and good, thoughtful, challenging reads.
Season of Sharing — Ninkasi’s Niece
The writer uses the different sizes and bottling of beer to talk about how they reflect differences in individualistic and collectivistic cultures. Right up my alley as a wannabe beer connoisseur and lover of culture. Great post.
“What You Call Yourself When No One’s Listening” — The Green Study
Excellent post! “Kids must learn that failure and mistakes are not what defines a person, but how they react to those errors does. It’s a skill that impacts our entire lives.”
“I’m Spiritual, Not Religious” — Eric Hyde’s Blog
“It is perhaps one of the emptiest phrases ever developed in the English language.” Good reflections about this relatively new cultural phenomena.
Equal Opportunity, Our National Myth — Joseph E. Stiglitz, The New York Times
America might have been the land of opportunity once upon a time. In this article, Stiglitz claims that it has become a myth. Discrimination and lack of education, among other factors, are barriers to social mobility. What does he propose we should do?
Finding Jesus, in Drag — Jay Bakker, The Huffington Post
Finding grace in unlikely places. Following Jesus to the unlikely places He used to go.
How The Resurrection Changes Everything — Chris Johnson, Relevant Magazine
Critical piece for Christians. Do you have a full theological understanding of the resurrection? A must read.
Eyes Through The Glass — A Blog About Asperger’s
A post about the aftermath of Sandy Hook for the mentally ill. In light of the mass shootings in our country, are we defaulting to mental illness as the culprit in ways that are leading to the mass dehumanization of the mentally ill?
Which article was most interesting to you? Why? Agree? Disagree? What’s on your reading desk?