Saturday, November 12, 2016

Saturday Good Reads

The most unpredictable of election seasons did not end predictably. Now comes “after the election.” Ken Stern at Vanity Fair wonders if the “right wing media” isn’t crazy after all. Jon Mertz at Thin Difference reflects on “the day after,” as does David Rupert at Red-Letter Believers. Hugh Whelchel asks a post-election question that we should all ask ourselves, regardless of whom we voted for: do we still believe God is sovereign?

For those of us who believe American universities are flushing themselves down the toilet, Owen Strachan at Thoughtlife has a report on how God is moving on college campuses. Michael Horton describes what the ordinary Christian life looks like.

Some truly wonderful poetry this week (poetry may even survive the election). And photography. Some wonderfully creative writing at Altarwork (both poetry and prose). A portrait of the wife of Charles Dickens turns out to be genuine. And the Leonard Cohen song that’s almost as famous as “Hallelujah.”


Sometimes – Robert Rife at Altarwork.

A clouded heart – B.K. MacKenzie at Signed…BKM.

Ashes like bread – Lise at All the Words.

Oscar Wilde – D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.

A Micropoem – Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.

Fire: A Sestina for Survivors – Malcolm Guite.

Life and Culture

The Last Leg – Diana Trautwein at She Loves Magazine.

The Coming Day After – Jon Mertz at Thin Difference.

When things don’t go your way (like the election) – David Rupert at Red-Letter Believers.


The Ordinary Christian Life – Michael Horton at Ligonier Ministries.

It’s the Day After the Election. Do We Still Believe God is Sovereign? – Hugh Whelchel at Faith, Work, & Economics.

Art and Photography

Smelting Along Hickory Creek – Tim Good at National Geographic/Your Shot.

Elegant neglect: abandoned Italian buildings – Eleonora Costi at The Guardian.

British Stuff


 Full in Wait – Sarah Rennicke at Altarwork.

Nick Cave sings Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne”

Painting: Man reading a book, oil on canvas by an unknown artist, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon.

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