I hate it when holidays are over…
Faith & Religion
Gary Thomas – The Corrosive Temptation of Being a Creative
Rev. Matthew Westfox – Blocking birth control coverage: ‘How is that Christian?’
Winn Collier – Tell Me the Truth
Justin Erik Halldor Smith – My Faith: A Confession
from two to one – When I Don’t Trust that God is Good
Shawn – Why the Church Should Quiet Down
Antonia Terrazas – This online thing (or why I am still here, with you)
Loren Siebold – High-contrast Morality
Rachel Held Evans – Swords into ploughshares and hate mail into origami
Libby Anne – …But I’m Still a Christian!
Amy Lepine Peterson – The F-Word: Why Feminism is Not the Enemy
Culture, Society & Life
Kimberly Burge – The Importance of Men seeing Women as Human Beings
Sierra Crane-Murdoch – On Indian Land, Criminals Can Get Away with Almost Anything
Hilary Mantel – Royal Bodies (the media really, really, really fudged the thesis of this)
Dylan Stableford – Mississippi newspaper owner defends gay marriage cover story
The money quote:
We have stories about child molesters, murders and all kinds of vicious, barbaric acts of evil committed by heinous criminals on our front page and yet we never receive a call from anyone saying ‘I don’t need my children reading this.’ Never. Ever. However, a story about two women exchanging marriage vows and we get swamped with people worried about their children.
Anne Kingston – Lainey Lui: Canada’s gossip magnate (LOVE HER!)
Politics & Law
Steve Benen – Welcome changes of heart on marriage
Murray Mandryk – Public Crowns balancing Saskatchewan budget
Jeffrey Simpson – The Office of Religious Freedom, more conservative slice and dice
Random & Weird
Raw Story – Police called after man refuses to remove pasta strainer from head (??), Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters, Walmart pressing felony charges against employee who ate ‘multiple’ Oreo cookies
Salon – Walmart is an aphrodisiac!
What I’m reading…
What I’m watching…
You really must watch the first ten minutes of Jon Stewart’s February 19th show, because the Russian dashboard cam clips are priceless.
Here’s a sample:
All of the cows survived, as did the truck driver.