Thursday Three For All
It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the bold print to read the entire article.)
Don’t Be Embarrassed by Your Ordinary Church. (via @erikraymond) I’m a part of a (ahem) megachurch. Just typing that feels icky. But church size isn’t the issue when it comes to impact. The small, “ordinary” church like the one I grew up in is no insignificant thing.
Let’s think together about church, and in particular the church where you are a member. If it is like most churches today it is not very large (probably less than 200 people). You may be tempted to think that your church in its modest size is rather insignificant. When I talk to people about their churches I almost sense a little embarrassment about the size and perceived scope of their church. Apologetic words like small and ordinary come out. I would argue that these words are not bad at all—and perhaps even quite accurate—but it is the sentiment behind them that is concerning, especially in light of what the church is and does.
BFFs Ginsburg and Scalia Agree to Disagree. (via @latimes) I’ve told you before that I’m a sucker for stories of bipartisan friendship in D.C. This story did not disappoint. Could it be that Supreme Court justices could teach evangelicals a thing or two? (Bonus link for my fellow West Wing nerds: see how the show predicted our current situation in eerie detail.)
Scalia, 79, and Ginsburg, 82, frequently dine and vacation together. Every Dec. 31, they ring in the new year together. Their relationship has even inspired an opera, set to debut this summer.
“Call us the odd couple,” Scalia said this year at a George Washington University event with Ginsburg. “She likes opera, and she’s a very nice person. What’s not to like?” he said dryly. “Except her views on the law.”
24 Billy Mays Infomercials Playing at the Same Time. (via @laughingsquid) You say “Why?” I say “Why not?” (You know what…on second thought, don’t click on this. I’m sorry I even posted it.)