My friend Christopher Newgent, who has helped me tell some difficult stories from my life here, has told a difficult story from his life. Compellingly. Read Question 10: If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?
Doug Richards reports news on TV in Atlanta. He writes about how the ability to measure auidience reaction to stories has changed what gets reported, and he admits this isn’t a great thing. Read Defining “news”
Can you imagine what it must be like to be a photographer where, at this time of year, it’s dark most of the day? Roy Karlsvik can. And he shoots anyway, on film. Read The Light of Winter
John Pavlovitz shares some very useful advice about when the grieving really need us. It’s not at the funeral. Read The Grieving Need You Most After the Funeral
Churches seem to be all about growth these days. K. Rex Butts says they should be about discernment instead: listening for God’s instruction about the work he has for them to do. And then doing it, and trusting that God will bring the fruits God wants. Read Churches Seeking Ministers: On Renewal and the Way Forward