31 August 2012

Weekend linkage

"Well, it's a lot easier for you to sound condescending than it is for other people."


Pregnancy happenings: Did you know that pregnant women tend to burp a lot? Neither did I. Until this week. Ha.

[while watching Planet Earth]
Me: Look, the penguins can sled on their bellies.
Jared: Soon you'll be able to do that too!

Lucky for him I have such an excellent sense of humor. Another woman would have slapped him upside the head.


From Thabiti Anyawile: "I'm tired of hearing The Gospel." So great, and I'm glad I'm not the only one who is thinking this. :) (I suspect that only those who attend a particular type of church will fully appreciate this article. Jared and I sure did. How easy it is to rely on shorthand rather than think deeply.)

The hipsters strike again, this time in a remake of Campbell's soup.

Besse Cooper, the world's oldest person, probably did not eat a lot of Campbell's. "I mind my own business and I don't eat junk food." ha.

Splendiferous paper art.


  1. Love Thabiti's article. I agree that I think we're in danger of "inoculating people against the actual gospel with our frequent but unexplained references to 'the gospel' ". I love what David Powlison says.....(in effect) we're turning words upside down and shaking all the meaning out of them.
    Explaining what we mean takes time. Takes thought. It's harder than using shorthand. But it's important. Lord, help us.

  2. Nathaniel makes jokes like that, too.