Saturday, November 5, 2016

Saturday Good Reads

The election is Tuesday. The aftermath starts Wednesday.

One of the ongoing themes I’ve seen on my Facebook feed has been the shock / surprise / anger / lack of shock / lack of surprise / lack of anger as to why the vast majority of Evangelicals distrust Hillary Clinton, and how could they possibly vote for Donald Trump? Ed Stetzer at Christianity Today has a thoughtful analysis answering the question about Clinton, and it isn’t all about abortion. I should say that Mrs. Clinton would look at me and consider me one of her deplorables. And I'm not a fan of Mr. Trump.

The traditional burial place of Jesus has been opened for the first time in centuries. A new Bible, aka the “People’s Bible” for being funded by Kickstarter, has been published. Jennifer Lyell of Crossway talks about the myth of the best-sellers list, while agent and writer Terry Whalin tells the story of how your writing can have an unknown impact.

Some wonderful poetry this week from Aaron Belz, Jerry Barrett, Chris Yokel, and Malcolm Guite. And some well-known actors like Daniel Day-Lewis are helping to promote poetry in the UK.

And in the category of “I never considered that but it’s absolutely fascinating now that you mention it” category, do you know what is one of the most difficult words to translate?

Life and Culture

Small Fires in the Deep – American Digest.


The Burial Place of Jesus Exposed for the First Time in Centuries – Justin Taylor at The Gospel Coalition.

Looking at Wittenberg in the Time of Martin Luther – Justin Taylor at Evangelical History.

Kickstarter’s Million-Dollar Bible is Finally Finished – Kate Shellnutt at Christianity Today.

An Election Day Prayer – Dr. Daniel Dreisbach at Faith, Work, & Economics.


Playa de los Cocos – Aaron Belz at Curator Magazine.

 A Toast – Jerry Barrett at Gerald the Writer.

A Short Halloween Poem – Chris Yokel.

Art and Photography

Woodland Rug – Tim Good at National Geographic Your Shot.


The Best-Seller Myth – Jennifer Lyell at Every Word Matters.

One of the most difficult words to translate – Kristin Aparta

Painting: The Letter, oil on canvas (1905) by William Worcester Churchill; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

1 comment:

Patricia said...

I always appreciate your Saturday posts, Glynn, but the article about the opening of Jesus' tomb caught my eye first. Louis and I went to Israel this past March and spent time in both the Garden Tomb and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Our Jewish guide who was not a Christian seemed to favor the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, but the Messianic Jew who guided us through the Garden Tomb, obviously, thought otherwise. One thing our Jewish guide commented on was how many Christians seemed to worship a place, rather than a person. I would love to go back to Israel. Even with great teachers and guides, eight days is simply not long enough.