Saturday, November 19, 2016

Saturday Good Reads

In the aftermath of the presidential election, a lot of people are turning to – poetry. Ann Kroeker suggests that when you don’t know what to say, try poetry. And the seven poems below (unusually high number of the listings here) seems to bear that out.

Joe Carter at The Gospel Coalition says the majority of American evangelicals did not vote for Donald Trump. A writer for the London Review of Books took a look at the election numbers, and came away with some surprising conclusions (like how many people who voted for President Obama in 2012 voted for Trump in 2016). And Jon Mertz at Thin Difference has some good advice for how you can be preparing for the unprepared.

Tim Good has two photos about the morning. Jack Baumgartner not only create beautiful wooden objects; he also takes wonderful photos of wood objects. Neil Ennis, a cyclist in Queensland, Australia, organizes weekly rides in some incredible terrain and takes pictures to show what they did and saw.

And Laura Boggess has an article about the value of fiction.

Art and Photography

Our Lady of Sorrow Catholic Church – Chris Naffziger at St. Louis Patina.

Wood Vessels – Jack Baumgartner at The School for the Transfer of Energy.

Morning and Good morning, world! – Tim Good via Instagram.

Spicer’s Peak – Neil Ennis.


Becoming Isaiah – Cailey Johanna at Altarwork.

Words, Wards, and Swords – Jerry Barrett at Gerald the Writer.

I have a river of my own – Barbara MacKenzie at Signed…BKM.

Robert Fitzgerald – D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.

Emerald Ice” – a “Docufantasy” on poet Diane Wakoski – Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.

Just So – Brendan MacOdrum at Oran’s Well.

Layers – Ana Lisa de Jong at Living Tree Poetry.


Don’t Waste Your Ambition – Tim Challies at Informing the Reforming.

The Key to Leading a Bad Meeting – Andrew Wilson at ThinkTheology.

(Wo)men of Courage – Troy Cady at T(r)oy Marbles.

Life and Culture

Trump: Some Numbers – R.W. Johnson at the London Review of Books.

Proper Conditions: Preparing for the Unprepared – Jon Mertz and When Labels Lie by Eric Torrence at Thin Difference.


In Praise of Fiction – Laura Boggess.

First Written Melody – 3400 Years Old – for the Ancient Lyre

Painting: Woman Reading, oil on canvas by Eastman Johnson (1874); San Diego Museum of Art.

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