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!


Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All

Last June, as dusk fell outside Tony Schwartz’s sprawling house, on a leafy back road in Riverdale, New York, he pulled out his laptop and caught up with the day’s big news: Donald J. Trump had declared his candidacy for President. As Schwartz watched a video of the speech, he began to feel personally implicated. Read Full Article

From The New Yorker


Why Spirituality is a Better Escape Than Drinking, Sex or Drugs

After he hits an especially craggy rock bottom, Grosso comes to the realization that a deeper engagement with his spiritual practice is the only way out. When it comes to drugs or drinking or sex, or even less discussed addictions like online gaming or porn, he concludes: No activity will ever provide a lasting source of peace, happiness or contentment like spirituality willRead Full Article

From Patheos


Are We Distracting Ourselves to Death?

When someone believes that reality TV actually represents real life, or when Coca-Cola—which was originally a simulation of cocaine—gets labeled as “the real thing,” or when we really feel liked by the number of “likes” on Facebook, we’re dealing with the hyperreal….Read Full Article

From Christianity Today


Lichens aren’t quite what we thought, shocked scientists discover

A new yeast has apparently gone undetected in lichens for more than a century, despite the fact that scientists all over the world have devoted entire careers to studying lichens closely with microscopes and genetic testing.

That seemed so unlikely that the scientists working on the project had trouble believing it themselves.

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From  CBC


Three Ways to Encourage Gratitude in the Church

“Thankfulness releases us from anger and from materialism. It helps us acknowledge that there’s something greater than us.” Read Full Article

United Methodist Communications

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