Saturday, December 18, 2021

Saturday Good Reads - Dec. 18, 2021

It’s been a charge repeated over and over that Facebook’s fact-checking of posts are biased against conservatives. Now Facebook itself has added fuel to the fire. In a lawsuit filing, the company quietly acknowledged that its “fact-checking” program is really all about “opinion.” Jordan Boyd at The Federalist has the story. 

It’s not the kind of article you expect to see at Literary Hub. Writer Chelsea Leah, an acknowledged non-Christian, makes a case for eliminating the genre of “Christian fiction,” because, she says,those books shuld be considered part of general fiction. She even acknowledges how much she enjoys reading the “powerful stories” of Christian fiction.


A good case can be made that the artist who likely had his best year ever, and better than just about any other artist living or dead, is Vincent Van Gogh. Exhibitions, sales of his works, and the “immersive experiences” are recounted by Van Gogh expert and author Martin Bailey at The Art Newspaper.


More Good Reads


Life and Culture


The Turn – Liel Leibovitz at Tablet Magazine.


Amazon’s Triangle Shirtwaist Fire – Rod Dreher at The American Conservative.


The Second Great Age of Political Correctness – Greg Lukianoff at Reason.


What I told the students of Princeton: Show some self-respect and reclaim your freedom – Abigail Shrier at The Tooth Fairy.


The Secret to Happiness at Work – Arthur Brooks at The Atlantic.




Advent Twist – James Tweedie at Society of Classical Poets.


The future challenge – Sonja Benskin Mesher.


The Day of Small Things – Seth Lewis.


Frankincense – Joe Spring at Joe Spring Writes.


Sonnets in Advent with Dunstan Thompson – Cassie Dodd at Front Porch Republic.




Membership in Grace: Reflecting on Dobbs and Gifts – Sarah Soltis at Front Porch Republic.


The King and His Kingdom Are Coming – Dr. Tom Pratt at the Institute for Faith, Work, & Economics.


In Search of Christian America: Founding Myths and the Second Great Awakening – Thomas Kidd at Desiring God.


News Media


Why the press loves Santa Claus and the case for more news about St. Nicholas of Myra – Clemente Lisi at Get Religion.


Writing and Literature


Finding Stories in Legends: The Anglo-Saxon World – Annie Whitehead at Casting Light upon the Shadow.


The Russian Novel that Foresaw - But Underestimated -Totalitarianism – Martha Gessen at The New Yorker.


Come Let Us Adore Him – The John 10:10 Project

Painting: Man Reading (Portrait of G. Davis), oil on canvas (1926) by Roy de Maistre (1894-1968). 

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