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!


RELIGION

In Texas, a religious liberty battle rages at one school over quote from ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior which is Christ the Lord…” Linus says. “That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”…It is that quote, extracted from the special’s most overtly-Christian scene, that has thrust a Texas middle school nurse’s aid, the school district she works for and the state attorney general into a very public — and unseasonably bitter — debate over what “religious liberty” means inside the walls of the state’s public schools…Read Full Article

From ucobserver


SUSTAINABILITY

Magical socks stay on baby and fit through adulthood

Great gift idea! Socks that last…Not only are they kick-off-proof, but these on-size-fits-all transformer socks grow with baby all the way to grown-up size…Read Full Article

From treehugger


MARRIAGE

B.C. couple combine last names to create new legal married name

Rather than hyphenate or take the other’s name, Kristine Gick and Jason Wagner are now known as the Wickners…Read Full Article

From CBCnews


SPIRITUALITY

The Soul of Christmas

A guide to pondering and incarnating the soulful meanings of Christmas…Read Full Article

From Spirituality & Practice


ART

The Nativity re-imagined

Eight contemporary Canadian artists. Eight compelling views of Christmas…On the surface, artistic portrayals of Jesus’ birth are predictable. There’s the usual cast of characters: either Mary and Jesus alone or the whole scene — the holy family, shepherds, angels, wise men and a brood of animals. These visions have so saturated the Christian imagination that at first glance, we chalk them all up to a genre of art we’ve seen a thousand times before. But dig more deeply into the variations on the theme and what appears on the surface to be a singular idea morphs into a dazzling array of messages…Read Full Article

From ucobserver


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Categories: Art, Marriage, Religion, spirituality, sustainability

Author:Wood Lake Publishing

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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