Monday, May 19, 2008

(Bi) Weekly Review

So many articles, so little time . . .
But here are some highlights.

Tony shares some good reads. Thanks to his post, I'm now reading Shane Claiborne's "The Irresistible Revolution" as part of my morning devotions.

Over at the Ooze, Kimberly George challenges the church to speak out about Domestic Violence. (Interesting side note, according the Percept data, this is a major issue for the Grant area!)

Mental Floss is a lot of fun AND you can learn lots of cool trivia. Check out 7 Things You Need to Know About the Torah. (And just for fun, you can learn things you never knew about the Dick Van Dyke show!)

Gotta to love the shareholders at Google! (Did you know that they began with the motto, "Don't Be Evil"? Right in line with Wesley's general rules. Rule one, "First, by doing no harm or any kind of evil.) What would the world be like if more shareholders demanded that their companies be as concerned with improving the world as improving profits?!

Time Magazine examines the problems in Burma/Myanmar.
As I walked back to my boat, the [Burmese] teacher asked where I came from. He inquired whether in the U.S. people can "say government bad." I said, Yes, we can. The teacher looked at me and shook his head. Then he pointed at the waterlogged earth and slashed a finger across his neck.
Hannah Beach Time Magazine

How wonderful that all Presidential candidates are declaring that poverty IS a moral issue!

Check out "5 Psychological Experiments that Prove the World is Doomed." I would have entitled it: "5 Psychological Experiments that Prove the World is in Need of Redemption."

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