The big item of the week is captured in the photo, of course: President Obama displaying as insightful a conciliation tactic as ever President Bartlett might have dreamed up. Good commentary from Cathleen Falsani and a must-read from Erika Haub. Of lesser significance is the brand of beer, I suppose… though one has to appreciate a scenario where there isn’t any consideration of politics when one selects a brew, else I suspect the President might have selected another brand, assuming his good taste. I’m thinking it’s a good news/bad news thing, like: you can be President, but you have to drink Bud Light. Or, there will be beer in Hell, but only Bud Light.
- More linguistic contrast and confusion: Is “Missional” Being Misused?
- The Seven Indispensable Virtues of a Missional Leader
- According to new research that says Women are getting more beautiful, the fact that we have two daughters is related to the evolutionary process of better-looking women, which means that my wife is also one of the good-looking ones. God bless that Charles Darwin, eh?
- Thank you facebook, for the gift of Mark Driscoll. ??? (Well, something like that.)
- A few great thoughts on “church covenants”
- Elders Throwing Rocks at Stained Glass Ceilings — Active Affirmation
- I’ve never been a fan (at all) of the McDonald’s Corporation or their “restaurants,” but a post that caught my attention with some great stuff on hosting the stranger includes a glowing review of Ronald McDonald House. Worth consideration.
What can I say? It’s been another slow reading week… presently in some kind of blogging pseudo-sabbatical. It should rejuvenate me, one would think.