Weekly Must-Reads {03.07.11}

This week’s weekly must-reads contain some links to articles I was reading a couple of weeks ago but didn’t end up doing one of these reading lists in order to share. They include articles on singleness, economics, foreign policy and art. I hope you find these intriguing, thought provoking, and discussion-causing. As usual, feel free to add your own links for myself and others to read in the comments section, as well as comment on these articles.

Tree of Failure – NYTimes.com

I know this is a few weeks old, but it’s amazing and I wasn’t able to post it when it came out. It’s a beautiful, substantive article on the necessity of weakness, sin, and failure in our search for civility and grace.  Anybody know the religious leanings of David Brooks?

Obama Foodorama: The Obamas Make History With Homebrewed Honey Ale

I loved this story

Saying it since 2001

As a recently single person myself, I found this post by friend and fellow blogger Lore to be incredibly encouraging, beautiful, and actually helpful in this messy world we find ourselves in. I pray you find it equally as engaging and inspiring as I did.

‘Of Gods and Men,’ a True Story of Monks in Algeria – NYTimes.com

It sounds like everyone needs to see this film.

This week in winning hearts and minds – Glenn Greenwald – Salon.com

This is such a good article cataloging many of the reasons why the terrorists don’t simply “Hate Us For Our Freedom”.  No; we do bad things to their parts of the world.  We over-reach.  We’re like a little kid thinking they know better than everyone else and throw a tantrum when things don’t go our way.  American foreign policy damns us, not our “freedom”.  But even if it were our “freedoms” that make the terrorists hate us, the government is certainly doing its part to get rid of those.

Evangelical Economics | Storied Theology

A very good analysis of a very interesting and thought-provoking chart picturing how Evangelicals would spend the federal budget. It really begs the question: what are our priorities here? I explored some of these issues in the two-part essay I wrote on Justice and Exports (Part 1, Part 2).

Why Blog Post Frequency Does Not Matter Anymore | MarketingProfs Daily Fix Blog

This was an article I read a long time ago, but have returned to several times since.  It is very encouraging, and in light of my recent article on blogging, I thought it appropriate to bookmark.

BBC News – Caravaggio’s crimes exposed in Rome’s police files

My favorite artist was a Bad. Ass.
Love it.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.


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