Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Weekly Smorgasbord

Well, here's this week's links, late per usual.

    Posted: 17 Jul 2012 08:47 PM PDT
    I'm struggling to find the balance, too.
    Posted: 17 Jul 2012 08:47 PM PDT
    Beautiful post and a reminder I needed.
    Posted: 17 Jul 2012 08:46 PM PDT
    "It's liberating to know you're not alone, but it's also enlightening to learn that your own knowledge of the world is not the only reality."
    Posted: 17 Jul 2012 08:44 PM PDT
    So many good things on this list!
    Posted: 17 Jul 2012 08:44 PM PDT
    "What happens when you feel like what you have to say has already been said? Maybe you know that it's been said, and someone already said it better than you think you possibly could." "The thing that makes a story worth reading and a story worth telling is perspective. And, know this when you're feeling discouraged, no one on Earth shares your exact perspective. No one."

    Love this.
    Posted: 17 Jul 2012 08:43 PM PDT
    Good tips!

    Posted: 15 Jul 2012 10:12 PM PDT
    "What should be wished for, instead, is that liberal Christianity recovers a religious reason for its own existence. As the liberal Protestant scholar Gary Dorrien has pointed out, the Christianity that animated causes such as the Social Gospel and the civil rights movement was much more dogmatic than present-day liberal faith. Its leaders had a "deep grounding in Bible study, family devotions, personal prayer and worship." They argued for progressive reform in the context of "a personal transcendent God ... the divinity of Christ, the need of personal redemption and the importance of Christian missions.'"

    I kind of hate using the term "liberal Christianity", but some aspects of it (a concern for social justice, the environment (though, clearly not enough to not reproduce- what absurdity), ect.) resonate with us. Anyway, I thought this article was interesting.

    Posted: 13 Jul 2012 03:19 PM PDT
    Interesting article.

    Posted: 10 Jul 2012 07:51 PM PDT
    "While you might argue that it's just semantics, it does matter. We tend to throw around words that create a sense of fear and panic, when none is really needed. This leads us to believe that emergencies happen every minute in pregnancy and birth, which is simply not true. Yes, emergencies happen, just not as often as you might be lead to believe due to the word choice. Let's save the word emergency for when it truly is an emergency."

    Now, can we write a post called "The Word You're Looking for is Vaginal, Not Natural"?  :)

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