In which I link you up (vol. 18)


Happy Friday!

While you’re enjoying the weekend, here are my favourites from around the Internet. Grab your coffee and settle in.

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Sadness and Madness by Beth Moore

Hopeful Talk by John Blase for A Deeper Church

The Cost of “Perverted” Preaching by Lynne Hybels for

Waging Peace: Conflict, Christian Unity, and Power by Suzannah Paul

Living with Kids: Laura Tremaine at Design Mom

Rehteah Parsons Was My Daughter by Glen Canning

“Eshet chayil,” Woman of Valor! (Or, How I Learned the Hebrew Equivalent of Carry On, Warrior) by Rachel Held Evans for Momastery

7 Memorable Margaret Thatcher Quotes at CBC

What Christians Need to Know About Mental Health by Ann Voskamp at Holy Experience

My C-Word: An Introduction by Tina Francis for A Deeper Story

Occupy Wall Street Has Raised Enough Money To Abolish $11,236,570 Of Personal Debt by Diane Sweet for Occupy America

The Absurd Legalism of Gender Roles: Exhibit C: “As long as I can’t see her….” by Rachel Held Evans

The Ongoing Witness of the Emerging Church by Tony Jones

On Owning All of It by Lisa Congdon

Was Jesus Efficient Enough?  by Stephen Mattson for Red Letter Christians

Helping Women Isn’t Just a Nice Thing to Do by Fmr. United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Parents Believe Modern Life Steals Childhood by Lisa Power and Katherine Danks for

The World of Kuo by Andrew Sullivan

The Beauty of Life in Small Places – a book review by Jake Meador

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weekend meditation

“If you care about something you have to protect it – If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.”

– John Irving from A Prayer for Owen Meany

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  • Caroline Greene

    Oh my gosh, Sarah, thank you for the link to the Sojourner article. I’m often so busy working out my own faith in my own little bubble that I am quick to forget what’s going on in the world around me. The fact that the gospel could be used to justify the rape of women is so atrocious to me it’s hard to even take it in. No matter that it’s been used to justify all sorts of atrocities throughout time all over the world. It’s been so life-giving to me, it is often hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that it continues to be used in life-taking ways. Praying that victims of oppression everywhere might hear the liberating and healing voice of God instead of the world’s manipulated voices of power, greed, and hate, and He will show us all how to do something about it. Spreading the word is a good first step. Thank you.

  • HopefulLeigh

    That line from A Prayer for Owen Meany always gets me. I seriously am due for a re-read.

  • ChristieEsau

    Have to say, i really do love these link up posts on Fridays. God bless my office job and it’s space for coffee and reading!

  • michaboyett

    Sarah, I get so excited on Fridays to sit down and read your links! Thanks for doing it. By the way, I love that you’re reading A Prayer for Owen Meany. I read it sophomore year of college and it was so important for my faith. I’ve never gone back to it and I wonder now how I would respond if I read it again. Please give us your take on it sometime, okay?

  • Abby Norman

    I re-read A Prayer for Owen Meany every year. last summer I skipped it. this summer I can’t wait to go back.

  • Megan Savoie

    A Prayer for Owen Meany is one of my favorite books! And that quote is definitely one of John Irving’s best! Hope you’re getting something new out of it this time around!

  • annasjoy

    Hi Sarah. David Kuo was a good friend of mine, I started my crush on my husband in his living room. I miss him greatly. Thanks for including Andrew Sullivan’s article on your list. Just wondered what your connection to him was.