Saturday, April 9, 2022

Saturday Good Reads - April 9, 2022

Another week of Ukraine news, the good and the bad happening side by side. Russian forces withdrew from the Kyiv area but left behind a trail of destruction, death, and possible war crimes, including a home museum of the Russian composer Pytor Tchaikovsky.  Patrick Caddell-Adams at The Critic Magazine in London says the war may have only just begun, and then he wonders if the war is turning genocidal. Photographer Moises Samon at The Atlantic followed Ukrainian refugees on the road to Moldova. Michael Shellenberger looks at what may have led to the war – and sees wishful liberal thinking as the culprit. Stuart Schneiderman offers an unconventional analysis of the war. 

While the Patriarch of Moscow seems firmly in Putin’s camp, a Russian priest finds a way to protest the invasion. David Murray has some thoughts on what makes President Zelenskyy great. Unkrainian author Andrey Kurkov tells The Guardian that he’s not afraid of death anymore. And Muareen Doallas writes a poem about what happened in the town of Bucha


More Good Reads




The 'Young, Restless, Reformed' Movement Wasn't Enough, But It Wasn't a Mistake – Samuel D. James at Insights.


3 things I’m learning from being on church staff – Dan King at Bibledude.


Don’t Waste the Days When You Feel Little Need for God – Tim Challies.


Watching, Waiting, and Lent-ing with Walker Percy – Casie Dodd at Church Life Journal.


Why Did Jesus Speak in Parables – Doug Eaton at Fight of Faith.




Shells – Jane Dougherty at Jane Dougherty Writes.


Once we had a lily pond – Merrill Smith at Yesterday and today.


The Way to Jerusalem is Cluttered – Ann Weems at Kingdom Poets (D.S. Martin).


UK National Poetry Competition has its youngest ever winner – Sarah Shaffi at The Guardian


Tent shelter – Sonja Benskin Mesher.


Life and Culture


Down The River: The Culture of Inversion, part three – Paul Kingsnorth at The Abbey of Misrule.


Writing and Literature


Forget Frankenstein. It’s Time to Read The Mummy! – Lisa Tuttle at CrimeReads.


William Faulkner’s Tragic Vision: In Yoknapatawpha County, the past never speaks with a single voice – Jonathan Clarke at CityJournal. 


American Stuff


Shiloh: Without a Foot Touching the Ground – Chris Heisey at Emerging Civil War.


The forgotten story of Black soldiers and the Red Ball Express during World War II – Matthew Delmont at Urban Faith.


Days of Elijah – Robin Mark

Painting: The Poor Poet, oil on canvas (1839) by Carl Spitzweg (1808-1885).

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