Each weekend, I like to share articles or posts that I consider noteworthy during my week of reading (blogs or otherwise around the web), whether they encourage, challenge, inspire, or just flat-out make me laugh. Sometimes these are “current” links (recently written), and sometimes they’re older articles that I just happened to stumble upon in the past week. I hope you enjoy!
“Lighten Up, Christians: God Loves a Good Time” by N.D. Wilson – I simply cannot say enough good things about this article. It vividly evokes the great C.S. Lewis as he related his search for “joy” in his life, and not only is Wilson’s article brilliant from a literary perspective, but it is also tough, thought-provoking, convicting, and absolutely inspiring from a spiritual perspective. I was trying to find a line or two to copy here as a teaser, but I simply can’t choose one. JUST READ IT.
“Why Christian Artists Don’t Want to be ‘Christian Artists‘” by Alissa Wilkinson – This past week, I listened to an interview with Alissa Wilkinson on the CiRCE podcast, and afterward I went down a handful of bunny trails reading various articles she has written. She is the chief film critic at Christianity Today, and I absolutely love what she says in this article about art and the Christian community. This is something that I have felt strongly for years now, and although this article just scratches the surface, there is something truly brilliant about the way she expresses what I’ve felt myself trying to say for so long. I wanted to shout it from the rooftops when I finished reading.
“How Abortion has Changed the Discussion of Miscarriage” by Becky Thompson – This is one perspective on the abortion issue that I, quite honestly, had never really thought about, and Becky’s words here are both enlightening and sobering: “It is hard for a society to embrace a mourning mother for her loss of tissue when it is busy defending another mother’s right to dispose of it.” Truly a worthwhile read.