Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday Good Reads

I love old books. I have a couple of bookshelves in our basement full of them, and quite a few in the two rooms upstairs where most of the books reside. Michael Hyatt suggests that reading old books can actually give us a new perspective (as in, we’re not as smart as we think we are).

Writing isn’t just about writing – quite a few non-writing tasks accompany every writing project and career. Charity Craig as two posts on the subject. And Shannon Watkins is discovering a new trend in academic English departments – graphic novels (and that’s a problem). Tom McAllister wonders if the traditional literary journal may be ripe for something new.

Good poetry this week, and photography, too. And an article on how the Jewish song “Have Nagila” became as well-known as it is.

Ever wonder what the British did with the collection at London’s National Gallery during World war II? Or if it’s possible to love your ideological enemy (Karen Swallow Prior says yes).

And a hymn written for the Reformation’s anniversary this year.


Graphic Novels Are Trending in English Departments, and That’s a Problem – Shannon Watkins at the James Martin Center for Academic Renewal.
Art and Photography

Spring Wildflowers of Raccoon Cove – Tim Good at Photography by Tiwago.

Towards Immateriality: The Photographs of Davis Conison – Abstract Mag TV (Hat Tip: J.L. Jacobs).

Forget-Me-Not – Susan Etole.


May 18, 1980 – Daniel Baker at Altarwork.

The Spirit of Promise – Daniel Donaghy at Image Journal.

Shelf Protection – Jerry Barrett at Gerald the Writer.

Dresses – Barbara MacKenzie at Signed…BKM.

Historical Consciousness & ‘The Roman Road’ by Thomas Hardy – Christopher Morrissey at The Imaginative Conservative.

Monday Muse: Poet Melissa Green – Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.

Life and Culture

Public Discourse in the Age of Social Media – Chris Martin at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.

The Cognoscenti & the Apologetics of Curiosity – Kate Thomsen Gremillion at Literary Life.

Have Nagila’s Long, Strange Trip – Dr. James Loeffler at My Jewish Learning.

Friendly: My Life and Remaining Questions – Loren Paulsson at World Narratives.


Not Swayed – Jeff Selph at Selph Promotion.

How to Love Your Ideological Enemy – Karen Swallow Prior at Literary Life.

How the Protestant Reformation Renewed Our Church, Our Work, and Society – Hugh Whelchel at the Institute for Faith, Work, & Economics.

Bright Possibilities – Jody Lee Collins at Altarwork.

British Stuff

The Frome Hoard and Its Impact – Same Morehead at The British Museum.

Reformation Hymn – Text by Chris Anderson, Tune by Bob Kauflin

(Lyrics can be found here.)

Painting: Woman reading, oil on canvas by Francesca Serra Castellet.

1 comment:

Jody Lee Collins said...

Glynn, so very honored to be included here. Thank you!