It's that time again! Time to reflect on some of the formative pieces I read during the month of April. Here are just a few of the blogs, articles, etc. that have had me musing the past few weeks. What caught your eye this month?
Proof of Worth as a Double-Standard
Easily one of the most widely-read articles on the Washington Post during April, urban policy journalist Emily Badger takes a look at the double-standard that exists in making only some groups of government assistance recipients prove their worth prior to receiving benefits. The article looks particularly at what political scientists refer to as the 'submerged effect.'
Our Emmaus Road
Amid uncertainty about the future of the PC(USA), we walk, eyes opened by Christ, to see the dying - and living - things in our midst. I enjoyed reading the editor's column in the current issue of Presbyterians Today, and it has me wondering: what are some of the new and exciting things that our eyes will be opened to when we stop looking only to the past?
Confirmation: 100 Things To Learn
The Bread, Not Stones blog attempts to list 100 of the most important things to be taught in our Confirmation classes. It's hard to limit to just 100! What would you add? [click to read article]
Behind the Rainbow
Whenever I'm involved in one of those Q&A icebreaker games (and please don't even get me started about icebreaker games...) and the question is "Who would you want to trade places with for a day?" my answer is the same every single time. Pete Souza. Never heard of him? That's because so much of his work is behind the scenes, following every move President Obama makes as the official White House photographer. Souza takes thousands of photos each week, every single one of which makes its way to the Library of Congress for archiving. In this article, he describes his thought process behind one of the more recent notable photos of the president.
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