What We Read This Week

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


Dancing with Thomas Merton

I carry two lines of poetry in my head every place I go: Tell me, what is it you plan to do/ with your one wild and precious life?

The lines are by the American poet Mary Oliver and they occur in her poem “The Summer Day.” I ask the question of my grandsons and of myself. One of the things I’ve done with my wild and precious life is to devote a good deal of my attention to a Trappist monk by the name of Thomas Merton (1915-1968). Is there a part of me that wanted to be a monk? Maybe. Read Full Article

From The Nancy Duffy Show


Matt Chandler Explains Why The New Testament Suggests It’s OK to Celebrate Halloween

Author and pastor Matt Chandler has released a new video called “Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?” Celebrating Halloween is a controversial issue in many Christian communities, with some churches throwing “Harvest Parties” (which are basically just large Halloween parties under a different name) instead. Read Full Article

From Relevant Magazine


This Election Is a Referendum on White Nationalism

The horrifying, traumatic, and tragic deadly violence against Jews in Pittsburgh and African Americans in Kentucky last week, and the attempted assassinations of national political leaders and private citizens who have been critics of President Trump’s vitriol, have been clarifying. Next week’s elections are nothing less than a referendum on white nationalism in the United States. I said earlier this week in a press statement, which you can read in full here, that “both U.S. and world history teach us that the poison of anti-Semitism is very real and has deadly consequences.” Read Full Article

From Sojo


10 Years Strong: How We Built Our Marriage on a Foundation of Prayer

A couple of years before meeting my wife, I started praying a prayer about her and about preparing both of us for marriage. I prayed for her faith, her strength, her soul, and her happinessI waited, and I prayed, and I waited some more. In the end, I waited for about three years. Then it happened: We met, dated, I proposed, she said yes, and then we prepared to get married. Read Full Article

From Busted Halo


This Person Just Calmly Destroyed the Argument That Bike Lanes Are Too Expensive and Don’t Work

Stay in your lane, bro. Read this slam dunk response to a complaint that city bike lanes are a ‘waste of taxpayer money.’ Do you live in a city with dedicated bike paths and bike lanes on city streets? Biking isn’t for everyone but you wouldn’t think they are controversial. Still, one person felt it necessary to express their outrage over a proposed bike lane system in Edmonton, Canada. Their main objections? It’s too cold in Edmonton for bike lanes to be practical and building them is simply too expensive and shouldn’t be a priority for city lawmakers. Read Full Article

From Good Is

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