Posted by: Keith Clark | March 26, 2011

Weekly Wrap

I’ve wondered for some time about the best way to share links to interesting articles, blog posts, and features around the web. I’m going to try to post a weekly wrap near the end of each week as a way to try to do just that. The links I share will reveal (I hope) my range of interests, provoke thought, and perhaps spark conversation.

  • I’m a big basketball fan, but admittedly have never been a fan of Corey Maggette. This article, however, forever altered my perception of him.
  • Here’s a blog post by Wade Hodges that I’d consider required reading both for church leaders and for parents hoping to pass along faith to their children.
  • “How Not to Talk to Your Kids” is probably not about what you’d expect it to be about. However, Po Bronson, co-author of the stimulating NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children (of which this article is an excerpt), makes a compelling case for rethinking the way we speak to children. I’m convinced this is not only important for parents, but for anyone who ever interacts with children, including perhaps children themselves.
  • This article reveals the attitude that has fueled numerous workers in their efforts to prevent a nuclear disaster in Japan in the aftermath of the tragic earthquake and tsunami. While I have no clue as to whether any of the workers are motivated by faith of any kind, their actions serve as a witness to what it might look like for Christians to allow faith to shape the way we carry out our vocations.
  • In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami, this article from World Vision provides helpful perspective about the best ways for individuals to respond.
  • Unsatisfied with the easy answers we Christians often give to those suffering from catastrophes like the one Japan has recently suffered, Brian McLaren provides a helpful framework for thinking about and responding to such suffering in this article from The Other Journal.

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