Archive for the ‘Interesting Article’ Category
Anita Smith, widow of Ronnie Smith, wrote a brief yet beautiful letter to the people of Libya
Brilliant, snarky, and scathing OP-ED from David Brooks in NYT entitled, “The Thought Leader”
Barna research supports evangelism on dramatic rise among millennials and in decline among boomers and busters. If true this flies in the face of a lot of the sound bites regarding “millennials.”
Dalrock on the economic fallout of a culture that is hostile to husbands and fathers, “Progress”
Washington Times – “Half of America Strips Religion From Christmas”
Apparently researchers in the Pacific Northwest have figured out how to quasi-efficiently produce crude oil from algae
Some really helpful infographics on the state of religions in the U.S.
Francis Chan in a brutally honest piece, “Why It’s So Easy for Leaders to Fake It”
Camille Paglia’s piece, “It’s a Man’s World, and it Always Will Be”
Interesting interview with Ethan Hawke in Esquire, “What I’ve Learned”
I am a sucker for amazing time-lapse:
Great fake travel posters made by artist Ali Xenos. There are some great ones of Rivendell, Tatooine, Dagobah, and Winterfell.
‘Gravity’ Spinoff: Watch the Other Side of Sandra Bullock’s Distress Call – Jonas Cuaron’s seven-minute companion short, filmed in Greenland and featuring Bullock’s voice
Brutal personal piece on about one young man’s battle with our present culture of death – “I Lost My Daughter to the Culture of Death”
Modalimy – Co-parenting for those that want children but not a relationship or marriage. You really cannot make this stuff up.
“Nelson Mandela: A Candid Assessment” – from Catholic site Crisis Magazine
Interesting piece from personal finance blog Mr. Money Mustache entitled, “Get Rich With: The Position of Strength.” Makes some salient points.
Interesting piece in the Atlantic dealing with Clickbait and UpWorthy’s game changing headlines
Great article by J. Budziszewski entitled, “Why Hooking Up is Letting You Down”
Article from the Polaris Project on “Human Trafficking Trends in the United States”
Great long-form piece from Sports Illustrated entitled, “The Book of Tebow”
Solid article from Kevin DeYoung entitled, “Seven Thoughts on Pastors Writing Books”
The End of Church Planting? Interesting article that isn’t as provocative as the title. Definitely worth a read and a place at the table for missiological theory of church planting, challenging the dominant paradigm of the entrepreneurial paid pastor/planter.
How to use rewards/frequent-flyer credit cards to create a self-fulfilling profit loop (buy certain gold coins, get rewards/miles, deposit gold in bank, pay off credit card with gold deposited into bank).
Third Millennium Ministries has its own iPhone and Android apps. The content of ThirdMill is truly top shelf. I am of the opinion that Third Mill is probably one of the most important ministries of our time and all on a shoestring budget. If you care at all about the Gospel and the future of the church you ought to donate to them. I am thankful that there are actually some forward thinking strategists that are creating excellent scalable content capable of penetrating that glaring lack of theological training of pastors worldwide.
The Decline of the Nuclear Family. Some pretty staggering statistics and commentary on the status of family in the U.S.
Mayim Bialik (Blossom, Amy Farrah Fowler) of Big Bang Theory is actually a PhD and published in Neuroscience (HT: BL)
Centrist Tom Coburn has an interesting debt proposal – I was definitely not expecting a proposal from one of the ‘Gang of Six’
An interesting piece giving some provocative thoughts regarding the Cosmological Argument
There are several layers of awesome to this Pepsi ad (coming from a staunch Coca-Cola fan):
Here is a nice rebuttal of Harold Camping and the whole world ending on 5/21/2011. Also a man spent his life savings putting up those billboards everywhere. This highlights the need for doing theology in community. Doing theology on islands doesn’t turn out well. Also, the ministry has an estimated worth of $72 million, although this may be a bit misleading as the lionshare of this is in FCC licenses.
Reportedly on 60 Minutes this evening, George Hincapie weighs in on Lance Armstrong and the use of PEDs. This is interesting because unlike Floyd Landis and Tyler Hamilton, Hincapie actually has credibility and is probably the cyclist closest to Armstrong. Would be pretty sad if true.
Ray Lewis says one unintended consequence of the NFL Lockout will be a rise in crime. I think I am actually inclined to agree with Lewis and am wondering if he read Freakonomics recently.
Tim Challies annual, “Where & Why We Buy Books”
Dark Tower trilogy of movies and two tv series may be nixed. For those who don’t know this is some of Stephen King’s best work and was a very seminal body of work for the television show LOST.
Some Wikileaks documents of Gitmo files shed light on enhanced interrogation techniques and unintentionally bolster their effectiveness
Shallow Small Groups:
Really well produced and themed time lapse:
Ireland is raiding private pension funds to help get out of their debt mess… scary stuff and should serve as a caution to those in the U.S. And in somewhat related news…
Cell phones are potentially at the center of the mysterious decline in U.S. bee population
WSJ Article, “The Coming Postal Bailout”
40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes (HT: Lisi):
Pretty incredible frisbee trick shots: