Re:Word is our weekly roundup of useful, enriching and fascinating articles that regard words or the Word. This is where you readers, leaders, writers & creators can bring your hungry minds to roost. You'll probably make some new connections — not unlike the innovative spiders who are quickly redefining "web" in the trees below.
Image courtesy of National Geographic. I'm not making light of these conditions, caused by a flood in Sindh, Iran. Learn more in this Facebook post from the Earthian.
Stories from the Week
2. Find out about low literacy in America. A lot of surprises in here. For example,
"Two-thirds of those who admitted having reading difficulties had never told their spouse; 19% had never told anyone."
(Article via @Contents. Contents Magazine is a delightful digital publication "devoted to content strategy, online publishing, and new-school editorial work.")
3. The church talks endlessly about family but is silent about our day jobs, says pastor & author Skye Jethani (@skye_jethani, author of The Divine Commodity). Is this why 20-somethings leave the church? Read It's Back to (a Theology of) Work We Go
5. Hubbub over Genesis, creation, and evolution! A bookseller named Louis blogged about evolution, then received backlash from a well-known champion of creationism. Louis responds with grace and good sense as he sets the record straight in My Views on Evolution – A Reply to My Critics.
- Adam Forrest, Zondervan
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