- healthy! Chris Lazo calls us to find our place in the gospel story and serves up a good summary of why biblical theology is so important utilizing the illustration with the famous TV series Lost.
- sweet! a fascinating and well-produced video on the loneliness that social media reinforces. This video demonstrates how we humans are wired-for-community.
- discerning taste! here was an informative article from the Atlantic on the science of how to make perfect coffee.
- non-microwaveable! A life-rhythm that is beginning to ebb in Italia and go the way of the drainage pipes as in America is the great August break that happens every year. Check out The Demise of August. It personally took us a decade to figure this one out. For some, this is culturally distasteful, but it’s worth thinking about. How idolized is our desire to achieve?
- spicy! I always enjoy including something from Mez in the mix. In this article, Mez meets an American who believes he knows better how to attract people to church in Scotland. No, I wasn’t that American, thank goodness. This Americano caught Mez on a really generous day — otherwise, it might have been a situation that called for some spicy, Irish grace. Read Mez’ article on why church isn’t just about making the services look good.
Here is a new feature from the cucina that I would like to occasionally serve-up from HM called Web Stew. Simply, it’s a minestrone of recent links and articles that I have found particularly beneficial, interesting, helpful, and savory. I hope you enjoy the variety of ingredients.
- Savory! “Cancel your trips to Sodom and Sinai” — It’s about bringing the Gospel to bear against the fear of being judged. I see it also as a great illustration about the 3 ways to live. Erik Raymond beats a clear path to the Cross over at Ordinary Pastor and I enjoy it. I often contribute articles to Obscure Pastor myself.
- Stewing! Great friend and gospel compadre, Mez McConnell, writes about life in community — especially when it heats up and boils over.
- Filling! John Stevens writes two solid pieces on:
- Les Miserable: A great film but is it really the Gospel? (for all of you Les Miz buffs out there, ahem, you know who you are 🙂 ) and
- Catholicism: Why are so many evangelicals naive?
- Fresh! Another good friend, Tim Chester gives a solid article on 5 Church-planting Dangers that are often overlooked when planting churches. They’re also alliterated with the letter “R”. I particularly like the letter “R”.
- Stirring! Having visited Dachau & the Riseria (Triest) on numerous occasions, this truly is a staggering 2-page article from the NY Times on how the Holocaust just became more shocking.
Did any of the above posts pique your interest? How? I’d be interested to read your comments.