Posted by: Keith Clark | March 3, 2012

Weekly Wrap

  • If you’re interested in history or preaching or Martin Luther King, Jr. or all three, you ought to grab a copy of Richard Lischer’s The Preacher King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Word that Moved America, available this month for the Kindle (or any of the Kindle apps, including the Amazon Cloud Reader), for only $1.99.
  • As a parent, these reflections on the concept of a “healthy dose of risk” have been eye-opening. Yet I also find myself wondering if churches’ lack of a healthy dose of risk isn’t largely responsible for the incredible amount of anxiety they bear. Perhaps this is a prophetic challenge to churches as well.
  • Here’s another outstanding article on parental aversion to risk, including this money quote: “We need, as parents, to help our children develop the values and the resilience and the capacity to engage with the online world unassisted.” Check out the full article, “Our Internet Safety Obsession is Bad for our Children,” which is about far more than internet safety.
  • Christianity Today’s on-the-point preview of the new ABC show, GCB, about which there is sure to be much ado by folks who will completely miss the point.
  • If you’re interested in music in general, or the blues in particular, you’ll want to check out this thought-provoking article, “White Rock Privilege and Blues Thievery.”
  • With the increasing problem of over-crowding in prisons, I wonder if unique sentences like this one will become more common and whether they could possibly be more effective in promoting rehabilitation.
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