Links That Illustrate: December 17, 2012
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Links that Illustrate represent the best "preachable" stories that the web has to offer, served up fresh and ready for you to help yourself. How would you preach these news items?
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An essay on "The High Cost of our Throwaway Culture." How might our consumer mindset of planned obsolescence relate to our spirituality and church/relational habits? What is the spiritual cost of "throwaway culture?"
Tommy Edison has been blind since birth. In this video he explains the comical and poignant attempts of the sighted to explain colors to someone who has never seen them. So many spiritual analogies here.
"This is a monument to the Boll Weevil." Why would a town enshrine its most vicious pest? Because it forced them to adapt. How our past challenges might be worthy of our honor and gratitude.
Need a potent visual on life and death? This should do it. Open this up for 30 seconds in your sermon and let the circle of life spin around a little bit.
Zombie craze? Think Zombie crazy. This man shot his girlfriend over the possibility of a zombie attack. Sometimes the fiction we believe makes the jump into real life … with vicious results.
Some things simply should not exist. This is one of them.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/08/01/157718428/are-butterflies-two-different-animals-in-one-the-death-and-resurrection-theory - on resurrection and new life, an expanding metaphor
A royal hoax turned deadly recently. Hear the Australian DJs behind the prank call respond. A tragic story about how seemingly tiny actions can begin things that we never would have intended.
Too tough to look at your phone? These new text-capable contact lenses might be right for you. If the eyes are the "window to the soul," what are we looking in on here?
Students in Vermont are stepping back from social media as part of reintegration with the physical world and their neighbors. How can the church ground people in this way? Poignant.