Monday, December 26, 2011

Weekly Smorgasbord

I guess this will be my last Smorgasbord with lots of Christmas links. We're still really trying to figure out the best way to do things for our family. This year we scaled back a lot, but I'd like to do even more of that in the years to come. More on that later!

Posted: 22 Dec 2011 09:53 PM PST
"If people stopped traveling by car except when it was really necessary, there would probably be more accidents and more deaths because the roads would be full of inexperienced drivers. And when parents are generally discouraged from sleeping with their babies and then bring them into bed when really desperate, there are more accidents, more deaths."

This is kind of an older article, but I was reminded of it after a discussion with a friend and realized I never linked to it. I love it because the author is very clever and succinct and she's not pushy with an agenda (i.e. co-sleeping is better). She simply makes the case that people are going to do it, so let's enable them to do it safely.
The False Currency of Shock: Why Mark Driscoll Gets Attention but Doesn't Change Minds
Posted: 21 Dec 2011 12:51 PM PST
"Shock should be used like cayenne pepper – rarely, intentionally, and sparingly."
Two churches located across the street from each other. At least the Catholics have a sense of humor. lol
Posted: 17 Dec 2011 02:21 PM PST
Posted: 17 Dec 2011 02:21 PM PST
Really funny and cool!
Posted: 17 Dec 2011 02:20 PM PST
This one is pretty good, too.
Posted: 17 Dec 2011 02:06 PM PST
"The idea that the dead are inherently creepy is far from universal."

And far from reality, in my opinion,  if you're devout Christians, like the Duggars.
Posted: 19 Dec 2011 02:55 PM PST
This blog has some great gift ideas that are line up with the Advent Conspiracy (link directly below).
Posted: 19 Dec 2011 02:51 PM PST
Watch the video. Such a neat idea.

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