What We Read This Week


What We Read This Week

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week!


FAITH

Christmas in the Holy Land

Fear not. . . .” As I focused my eyes on the swath of dark blue above me, stars came into view. I blinked, remembering where I was: in a church, on a hill above Bethlehem, on Christmas Eve… Read full article

From The United Church Observer


ENVIRONMENT

Can and Should Environmentalists Change the Ones They Love?

I argued a few weeks back that green lifestyle choices will never save us, and that there is a danger of getting distracted by I-am-greener-than-you-are pissing contests when our real challenge is creating lasting, significant change on a systemic level… Read full article

From Treehugger


FAITH

Risking the Birth of Love

When I imagine the birth of Jesus in a Bethlehem stable, I often picture a midwife by Mary’s side, comforting and coaching. Birth is a risky business… Read full article

From The United Church Observer


CHURCH

Baby Boomers Heading Back to Seminary

At 51, Vincent Guest could well be the professor at a table filled with 20- and 30-year-olds. He is leading a lunchtime social justice meeting for seminarians at Theological College at Catholic University in Washington… Read full article

From CNN Belief Blog


LIFE

99 Ways to Leverage Our Humanity

Here is part one of a four-part series that is meant to get our community thinking about how our brilliant, passionate, inspiring, adaptive, funny, delicious, healthy, and innovative humanity can make the world a better place… Read full article

From The Daily Gumboot


ADVENT

The Grittier Side of Advent

I’ll be honest: I’m at a loss. I can say that I’m waiting intentionally all I want, but what does that mean? So far, all that’s done is make me think twice about being excited about putting up a Christmas tree… Read full article

From Busted Halo


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At Wood Lake Publishing we are passionate about supporting and encouraging an emerging form of Christianity, which is rooted in ancient wisdom and attentive to the movement of spirit in our day. Visit us online at woodlakebooks.com

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