Revolutions are upending the world today, writes N.S. Lyons at The Upheaval. They have come upon the world so fast that we don’t even know what to call them. Everything – everything – is considered a battle for power between the oppressed and the oppressors. Unless we learn how to resist and fight, Lyons says, we are being rushed down the road of chaos. And as of right now, we don’t even know what to call it.
Author Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove, The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment) died recently. Henry Chappell at Front Porch Republic has a look at the writer he calls both a myth killer and a myth keeper.
I’m a little wary of anything that lay claims to what the future is going to look like. What I find reasonable a bit thought-provoking is what Justin Poythress at Reformation 21, has to say about what the post-pandemic church will look like.
More Good Reads
Life and Culture
The Most Valuable Resource in the World Today – Chris Martin at Terms of Service.
This Farming Life – Brian Miller at The South Roane Agrarian.
Religious Freedom in the Roman Empire & the United States – Dr. David Kotter at the Institute for Faith, Work, & Economics.
I Refuse to Stand By While My Students Are Indoctrinated – Paul Rossi via Bari Weiss.
Writing and Literature
An Unbroken Grace: Barry Lopez – Fred Bahnson at Notre Dame Magazine.
5 books Dostoevsky considered masterpieces – Valeria Paikova at Russia Beyond.
What Poetry Can Teach Novelists: A Reading List – Caroline Hardaker at Literary Hub.
Inside the Fight for the Future of The Wall Street Journal – Edmund Lee at The New York Times.
What Happened to the Actors Who Were Performing the Night Lincoln Was Shot? – Mariah Fredericks at CrimeReads.
The Red Pickup – Julia Alvarez at Kingdom Poets (D.S. Martin).
Fatherless Time – John Blase.
Shock news: Judas Walks Away From Faith – Stephen McAlpine.
The Gift of True Words – Melissa Edgington at Your Mom Has a Blog.
Into the Sea (It’s Gonna Be OK) – Tasha Layton
Illustration: The Library (1905), by Elizabeth Shippen Green (1871-1954).