I loved Don Miller's blog entry Should The Church be Led by Teachers and Scholars? The teachers and scholars didn't like it so much. I also loved his review of Love Wins. Best one I've read.
The Good Intentions are Not Enough blog requested entries for a Day Without Dignity to counter the TOMS shoes Day Without Shoes--very fascinating. One entry I particularly liked (though it's hard to choose, I liked so many of them) was this one from Project Diaspora. The author's pointed questions:
Who are these people in “developing countries”?
Is the developing world a homogenous other? Why do we keep reproducing these dichotomies and stereotypes? “People there don’t have food; people there don’t have clothes; people there suffer; they grow up barefoot; they all need shirts”
Isn’t there inequality in America?
Why do “we” need to “remind ourselves” and “get a taste” ? It’s really about “us”, isn’t it?
And finally, my favorite obituary for the week was this one for Selwyn Goldsmith who literally wrote the book on Designing for Disabilities, developing the curb cuts we've grown to expect. He also worked on, as it is called, potty parity. I loved this: in revising Designing for the Disabled, "He concluded that having "different" or "extreme" needs is not unusual, but in fact "normal"." Things like, you know, strollers. Or being a child. I thought that was a great insight.
Have a great weekend!