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Friday Favorites, 5/11/2012

A collection of some of my favorite reads of the week:

“In Which I’m No Angry Feminist” by Sarah Bessey. This post made me cry. When it comes to advocating for women, I’d say there are three primary motivators–intellectual integrity,  justice, and empathy. My swollen, weeping mommy-heart squeezes into the folding chair next to Sarah in the empathy section. Beautiful read.

“How to Win a Culture War and Lose a Generation” by Rachel Held Evans. Thoughtful, and searing. Consider yourself forewarned: if you tend to get worked up about politics, you might not want to read it. But I think all Christians should read the first few paragraphs and ponder them in their hearts. The research from the Barna Group is troubling, to say the least.

“A Different Sort of Mother’s Day Prayer” by Michelle Van Loon. For all the people out there who will NOT be celebrating a Hallmark-style Mother’s Day. HUGE blessings to you!

What have you been reading?

6 Responses to Friday Favorites, 5/11/2012

  1. Tim May 11, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    I loved Michelle’s post too, Jen. She captures the heart of the matter so well.

  2. Adam Shields May 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    One that has a similar theme as the first, but a very different take and a different state of life

    http://kaitdugan.blogspot.com/2012/05/patriarchy-and-kenosis.html

    • Jenny Rae Armstrong May 11, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

      Ooh, great article! Thanks for the link! She nailed a lot of the sticky points. I’ve heard people within the African-American church comment on that same issue quite brilliantly, but it isn’t talked about much.

  3. Lacey May 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    Wow, I loved the second one. I’m going to link to it this week when I write my post for the YAC blog (which will be about my experience sitting through a homily on “The Church’s Stance on Homosexuality” last Sunday.)

    • Jenny Rae Armstrong May 23, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

      Wasn’t that AMAZING?! If you don’t already follow Rachel Held Evans, you totally should–she’s incredible.

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