Re:Word is our weekly roundup for disciples who read, write, and create. Each story here meets two requirements:
(1) Each is useful, enriching, or just plain fascinating.
(2) Each story must regard words or the Word. (Pun intended, but we may regret it.)
Stories from the Week
1. "To my old master" is a letter written from an emancipated slave to his former master. Aside from Paul's epistles, it is the most powerful and inspiring letter I have ever read. You will not forget it. (Big tip of the hat to @leslielfields for alerting me to @LettersofNote.)
The Apostle Paul with the Good Book. From a Russian icon, via Wikimedia Commons.
2. "I need a new liturgy" says artist Blaine Hogan. Luckily, Aaron Niequist has created A New Liturgy! "A New Liturgy is our attempt to create holy space wherever we find ourselves," writes Niequist. "A moveable, sonic sanctuary. Released quarterly, each Liturgy is a 25 minute journey of music, prayer, scripture, and space that helps open us to The Almighty in any location, season, or emotion." (via @blainehogan)
5. A college student quits technology for 90 days. He learned a lot. Tip of the hat to my coworker, Anne Zimmerman, who says,
I really enjoyed the notes in the interview about how he rekindled relationships and learned who real friends were… I also enjoyed what he wrote about play and feeling a sense of fulfillment when they were done ice skating … as opposed to playing Angry Birds.
6. Shauna Niequist (@sniequist) shares a striking poem. "You do not have to be good," reads the first line of Mary Oliver's poem, "Wild Geese." The poem is as crisp and bracing as a morning swim. I don't know if Oliver wrote it from a Christian worldview, but its significance for the Jesus-follower is striking. Read "Wild Geese" (Shauna Niequist is author of Bittersweet)
- Adam Forrest, Zondervan
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