Saturday, April 9, 2016

Saturday Good Reads


Christopher Hitchens was famous for his atheism, but he was also searching for something. And a Christian friend walked alongside him. A moving story from Brian Mattson at the Gospel Coalition – and a good lesson for all of us.

Two tours you can take without leaving home: a walk through the British Museum, courtesy of Google Maps, and a literary tour of the French Quarter in New Orleans, courtesy of some students at the University of New Orleans.

A student at Harvard talks (like an adult) about the craziness over sensitivity and safe spaces, the current fads on college campuses. She’s only a single voice, but it does give one hope.

Good poems, several good articles on faith, photographs and art, and a refugee story with a happy ending. And a video of a contemporary song using family scenes from the 1950s and 1960s – and it speaks to the human in all of us.

Faith

Philosopher Cows – Loren Paulsson at World Narratives.

Sacred Lives, Secular Lives – Dusty Rayburn at Devoted Conversations.

Stained by Love – Tristan Sherwin.

Christopher Hitchens and the Hound of Heaven – Brian Mattson at The Gospel Coalition.

The Church Does Not Exist to Entertain Us – Or Bore Us – Karl Vaters at Leadership Journal.

British Stuff


Strachey’s “A True Reportory of the Wreck in Bermuda” (the likely source for Shakespeare’s The Tempest) – British Library.

Art and Photography

Spring Garden – Tim Good at Pics, Poems, and Ponderings.

Henry Ossawa Tanner – Dreamers of the Day (Hat Tip: J of India).

Poetry

Thomas – Mary Harwell Sayler.

What I really like – Maureen Doallas from Neruda’s Memoirs.

Writing

Why Language Matters – Mick Silva.


Life and Culture


A Culture of Sensitivity – Rachel Huebner at The Harvard Crimson.

Why Many College Students Never Learn to Write Sentences – John Maguire at the Pope Center.

You’ll Be the Boat - A song by Kieren Mitchell



Top illustration: Old Man Reading a Book, oil on canvas by Stefano della Bella (1610-1664).

2 comments:

Mary Harwell Sayler said...

Thank you, Glynn, for including "Thomas" and me. :)

Jody Lee Collins said...

Glynn, you gather the nicest things....thank you!