Each weekend, I post a readable, a watchable, and a listenable of which I'm fond. You can choose what happens next. Earlier volumes can be found here.
I'm exposed to more bad Christianese than is really necessary. It's no surprise many non-Christians look at us and go..."Umm...no thank you." That's why I'm interested in any tool that doesn't try to separate my faith in God from the culture in which I live, but shows me how they can intersect in happy harmony. Relevant Magazine fits the bill. I subscribe and gift it regularly to those I adore. You can subscribe for a measly $12 (one meal out) or read the current issue for no moolah by clicking here.
Put your feelings about Rosie O'Donnell aside (unless they're warm and fuzzy...) As someone who works with children growing up in foster care, this issue is a heartbreaking one. America is an adaptation of the E.R. Frank book that tells the story of a patriotically-named kid who journeys through the system looking for permanence. More than 1/2 million kids are in foster care due to abuse or neglect. Approximately half of them will become eligible for adoption, but they wait an average of 3 years to find a forever family. It's not okay. Watch and learn more about this issue and ways you might get involved! America airs Feb. 28 at 9 pm et/pt and encores Mar. 1 at 8 pm & Mar. 3 at 9 pm et/pt.
I've mentioned my affection for the music of Brooke Fraser before. She is a worship leader at Hillsong & Hillsong United and has her own solo career on the side. Her first two albums are worth every penny - What to Do With Daylight & Albertine. I've included her cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence" which can be found on Live at the Aotea - which you can buy here.