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Yes, I actually made these.  Surprised?  Me, too.

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Faith, Spirituality & Life

What if your life is already your best thing? – Glennon Melton

Malala Yousafzai…and the need for religious reform – Ryan Bell

Culture & Society

Nothin’ wrong with a little baby-tossing – Emma Teitel

What I want you to know about how wonderful it is to have a child with Down Syndrome – Rage Against the Minivan

TV’s renaissance for strong women – Kevin O’Keefe

When office lotto pools go bad – Tasmin McMahon

Sarah Silverman v. the ‘vagina tax’

Can we talk?  Sports is still a man’s world – Emma Teitel

Politics, Economics & Law

Kim Campbell says we need gender parity in Parliament

A tough day at the Supreme Court for supporters of a ban on assisted suicide – Emmett MacFarlane

The resiliency of the Obama presidency – Andrew O’Sullivan

Elections Nova Scotia working on program to pre-register teens for elections

Canadian politicians and their look-alikes – Huffington Post

 

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CBC’s Chanss Lagaden

This year, fall has turned into an endless summer…

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Faith & Spirituality

Antidepressants as means of grace – Sarah Schwartz

Culture, Society & Life

Aziz Ansari is a feminist because he believes in equal rights (and that’s how words work)

Jennifer Lawrence shames nude-photo thieves, via nude photo shoot – Megan Garber

The headlines are sad, but life is good

‘What Women Want’: A brief history – Megan Garber

When anxiety hits at school – Lucy Dwyer

Politics, Economics & Law

An MP wrestling with his vote on Iraq – Aaron Wherry

Rescuing democracy? A look at politics in Canada – Jane Hilderman

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All I really care about this week is that this lovely group has a new album out.  If you want to know what I’m doing, chances are pretty good that I’ll be listening to it.

 

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               There’s still one more piece of cheesecake left from the birthday celebrations…

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Faith & Spirituality

May God bless you with anger – Sarah Bessey

When presidential candidates have to please priests – Emma Green

Sometimes I get angry – Glennon Doyle Melton

Culture, Society & Life

Why what almost happened matters – Andrew Sullivan

30 years of ‘The Cosby Show’: More than just sweaters – Jamie Weinman

Politics, Economics & Law

Why Presidents are also celebrities – Megan Garber

Scotland: The world’s first referendum on income inequality – Katie Engelhart

The notorious RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)

In praise of the airless rooms of parliamentary committees – Nick Taylor-Vaisey

Random & Weird

The most controversial cameos on ‘Sesame Street’ 

Engineering mosquitoes to spread health – Renee Alexander

What I’m reading…

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What I’m watching…

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Soooooooooooo cute…

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These guys weren’t terribly concerned about my golfing skills.  Smart.

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Faith & Religion

Too often the Christian religion is obsessed with ‘sin’ – Jim Palmer

Everyone’s a biblical literalist until you bring up gluttony – Rachel Held Evans

Power and gender: among us it shall be different – Richard Beck

How Charles Darwin became the patron saint of American Christianity – The Church of No People

Politics and the problem of Jesus – Zach Hunt

The tire-swing dimension – Timothy

I’m pretty sure God isn’t a helicopter parent – Peter Enns

Culture, Society & Life

“Your privilege does not allow you to see…certain circumstances in society”

Happily-ever-afters don’t help anyone – Joy

First world problems – Alise Wright

‘Religious freedom’ means passive-aggressive Christian domination – Doug Mulder

‘The Lone Ranger’ represents everything that’s wrong with Hollywood blockbusters – Gilbert Cruz

Politics, Economics & Law

With shuffle, the Harper revolution continues its slow, steady crawl – Bob Rae

Don’t blame the young for not voting – Chris Selley

Why don’t women care about politics – Margaret Wente (ugh…)

Sask. gov’t will seek constitutional amendment to abolish Senate

Province’s boom provides little public benefit – Paul Hanley

A to-do list for the New Minister of National Defence – Steve Saideman

Law and justice and George Zimmerman – Andrew Cohen

Former SCOTUS justice John Paul Stevens on SCOTUS’ Voting Rights Act decision

The formula behind the Voting Rights Act

Morsi’s last, lonely days in power – Bessma Momani

Random & Weird

Mandatory siestas provide legal way to beat summer heat

Falling television sets injuring many more children in US than 20 years ago

What I’m reading…

What I’m listening to…

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Friday night lights…

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A rather abbreviated list today because Google Reader died on July 1st and Feedly and I aren’t getting along yet…

Faith & Religion

30 plus examples of Christian privilege

Taking back Eden – Jamie the Very Worst Missionary

Psalm 61: Breathing room – The Registered Runaway

Culture, Society & Life

I’m coming out of this.  Eventually.  – The Bloggess

What men want, America delivers – Roxanne Gay

Politics, Economics & Law

Why women win elections – Douglas Todd

Scalia fails to grasp true democracy – Nicholas Buccola

Democracies are only as good as their institutions – Kyle Thetford

The Conservatives’ damage control deals: Mike Duffy’s not the first case – Paul Wells

Random & Weird

10 body parts you could do without

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The rainbow connection…

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Faith & Religion

Reclaiming feminist – Sarah Bessey

Why I hate the word ‘inerrancy’ – Ed Cyzewski

Stop telling me what is anti-Christian – Christian Piatt

Who will reclaim this broken-down soil? – Heather Caliri

Culture, Society & Life

I went outside – Becca Rose

Kierkegaard on anxiety and creativity

Faking it: ‘Mad Men’s Don Draper problem – Emily Nussbaum

Politics, Economics & Law

Bob Rae’s exit robs Canada’s Parliament of a rare voice – John Geddes

The PMO, the journalists and the whole off-the-record thing – Susan Delacourt

Random & Weird

The world’s most beautiful spreadsheet

What I’m listening to…

It’s a wet and cloudy Monday morning…

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Faith & Religion

The spiritual practice of showing up and telling the truth – Kathy Escobar

In which God has asked too much of us – Sarah Bessey

“You’re not arguing with us, but with God” – Kristen Rosser

Christianity means not knowing all the answers – Kathy Vestal

Consumer Christianity – Stephen Mattson

Stephen Colbert is ruining America – Zach Hunt

10 political things you can’t do while following Jesus\

Culture, Society & Life

The Quebec turban ban: what doesn’t get said – Paul Wells

I’m coming out of this. Eventually. – Jenny Lawson

Australian Prime Minister subject of sexist menu at fundraising dinner

A terrible, terrible photoshop job…

The Dalai Lama says female leaders are more compassionate\\

Politics, Economics & Law

Awaiting the Stephen Harper comeback – Paul Wells

Brent Rathgeber returns politics to normal – Andrew Coyne

Random & Weird

Lego faces are getting angrier – and that worries some scientists

Slaw

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lipstick, sacraments, espresso, & grace. not necessarily in that order.

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The Weekly Sift

making sense of the news one week at a time

Peter Enns

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Crumbs from the Communion Table

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David Akin’s On the Hill

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Experimental Theology

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Love is an Orientation

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