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

The Necessity of a Mental Health Ministry

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a good time to consider starting or expanding a mental health ministry in your church and community. One in five Americans annually experience mental health issues ranging in severity from temporary psychological distress to serious depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Of this number, four in ten adults and just over half of children aged 8-15 receive appropriate care, often because of stigma associated with these illnesses and their treatments. Read Full Article

From Sojo


CULTURE

The Strange Appeal and Serious Danger of Saying Thanos Was Right

From Star Wars’ Emperor Palpatine to the sadistic President Snow of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, film has no shortage of iconic antagonists and villainous schemes. One of today’s biggest baddies is Marvel’s epic villain Thanos, a philosophic warlord who plans to use mass genocide as a solution to limited resources and universal overpopulation in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Thanos’ intentions are based out of a legitimate problem, but his methodology is deeply flawed. Read Full Article

From Relevant Magazine


LIFE

How Each Enneagram Type Should Handle Their Anger

What makes you mad? Each Enneagram type has its own unique anger triggers, ways of expressing anger and God-centered solutions to process anger. In this post, you’ll learn what makes you angry, what’s behind your anger, how your anger manifests itself and God-centered habits for what to do with that anger. Read Full Article

From Relevant Magazine


FAITH

Why Are There No Old Testament Readings During the Easter Season

The Old Testament has (almost) never been read at the Eucharist during the Easter season. St. Augustine of Hippo in the fourth century started this based on earlier practices by Cyril of Jerusalem. Instead, the Hebrew Scriptures are replaced by the Acts of the Apostles. The logic is based on the practice of looking forward from the Resurrection and balances the Easter Vigil’s looking back on our salvation history. (At the Easter Vigil, we draw out the history of our salvation in one night from creation, through Abraham, through Moses, etc.) Read Full Article

From Busted Halo


JUSTICE

Women Lead Sudan’s Battle for Regime Change 

The Sudanese revolution is half-complete. On April 12, merely 24-hours after they had gotten rid of Omar al-Bashir, their dictator of 30 years, the Sudanese people were still out on the streets. They are out today too. The reason? The protesters say that while the dictator is gone, the system that propped him up must go too. And one of the most prominent voices demanding change is Alaa Salah, the woman who stood atop a car and sang for revolution. On analyzing the state of women’s rights in Sudan and women agitations in the past, it becomes apparent that the iconic status that Salah’s photographs and videos gained strength from decades of deep-rooted troubles and ensuing political activism among Sudanese women. Read Full Article

From Sojo

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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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