What We Read This Week


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


SCIENCE

The New Rocket Science

Imagine reducing our dependence on centralized Big Agriculture and growing more food more sustainably by bringing the farm into the home — or at least into the city limits — and building a distributed network of a billion nerd farmers. Read Full Article

From grist


SCIENCE

Meet the Beautiful, Remarkable Tree That Survived 9/11

One can only imagine the grim job that 9/11 workers had at Ground Zero, working day in and day out to clean up the wreckage of such devastation. And one can only imagine the surprise they must have felt when, a month into the job, they discovered a bit of life sticking out from the rubble – the charred remains of a callery pear tree. Read Full Article

From Tree Hugger


SOCIAL JUSTICE

The Church Should Be at the Forefront of the Fight for Social Justice

More than 4,700 pastors recently signed a document titled “For the Sake of Christ and His Church: The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel.” It is alarming that a document that flat-out denies that privilege exists and goes further to say that we shouldn’t be talking about it has quickly been able to gain almost 5,000 signatures in 2018. Read Full Article

From Relevant Magazine


MEDIA

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Shows the Role of Christianity in the World’s Richest Countries

Crazy Rich Asians begets notions of Christianity in hyper-capitalist countries, satirizing Christianity by showing it as a tool for the wealthy to cozy up with those even more wealthy, accruing large doses of social capital with sprinkles of gospel. The movie, coming from author Kevin Kwan’s personal experience, thus provides a damning window into how Christianity functions today in the world’s richest countries. Read Full Article

From Sojo


EDUCATION

Why Is College in America So Expensive?

Today, the U.S. spends more on college than almost any other country, according to the 2018 Education at a Glance report, released this week by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Read Full Article

From The Atlantic

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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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