What We Read This Week


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


FAITH

Take On: Loving Yourself

Every year, I watch the posts fly about what individuals are “giving up” for Lent. The crash diets and motivation to finally clean out the closets are worthy of being posted on social media, but I question if they really challenge us to understand the meaning of Lent and the sacrifice which we remember during Holy Week. As I pondered how I would approach this Lenten season, I decided that I wanted to turn things around in my own life and rather than give something up or give something away, I will take something on, just as Christ took on the sins of the world in his own death. Read Full Article

From Congregational Corner


CULTURE

Eggs to End Racism

I am, I confess, a little too attached to my smartphone, tablet, and social media accounts. The endless stream of cat videos, dog ratings, and stupid human tricks is highly entertaining, but I also take in and share a lot of serious, thought-provoking materials. Over Christmas I began to see a lot of people posting a version of an “anti-racism” meme that has been making the rounds for a few years. It includes two images: one with whole brown and white eggs in the shell; the other with those eggs broken into a frying pan. The message is simple: we may look different on the outside, but inside, we are all the same. Read Full Article

From The United Church of Canada


FAITH

A Busy Person’s Guide to Lent

Lent is a wonderful time to slow down and take stock, a special time for fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. But adding just one – much less all three – additional activities into our busy, over-scheduled lives can feel like a huge challenge. Between my full-time job, my part-time job, helping my son with homework, and having dinner with my family, some days I’m hard-pressed to find even 15 minutes of unaccounted for time. Read Full Article

From Busted Halo


FAITH

A Word for the Day

It’s disconcerting when airplanes fall from the sky. In the last six months, we have witnessed two major airplane crashed with the Boeing 737 MAX 8. Early assumptions are that the anti-stall system on the planes is malfunctioning when on autopilot. The plane thinks that it is about to stall, so it points the nose to the ground to gain airspeed. That is a bad idea when you are only 6,000 feet off the ground in a passenger jet going 320mph. Read Full Article

From Piloting Faith


JUSTICE

The Real- Life Miracle of Clean Water

The global water crisis might seem like one of those huge, stubborn problems that can’t be fixed. One in nine people around the world lacks access to clean water, triggering lots of other problems: disease, poor nutrition, loss of schooling for kids and loss of productivity for adults. Reaching everyone in the world with sustainable water – well, that might take a miracle. Read Full Article

From Relevant Magazine

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Categories: culture, faith, Featured, justice, life

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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