Happy weekend-eve, y’all! Here are some interesting links I’ve found over the last few weeks. Hope you enjoy!
- I’ve become a fan of Dave Cullen’s work on YouTube, particularly his analysis of pop culture as well as politics and social issues in the UK. Here, Cullen looks at how the foundation of a “social credit” system like China’s might be in the offing in Western Europe and the Americas. You may disagree with Cullen ideologically, but I think you have to admit, he has some interesting videos.
- Brett McKay at The Art of Manliness discusses the idea of a “tech sabbath.” If you’ve been reading me for any length of time, you know that these ideas always interest me.
- I found this via Tim Challies: What happens when you are falsely accused of being a racist in a viral video? This should serve as a cautionary tale about taking every trending topic at face value.
- Also: Are you reading Challies? His “A La Carte” posts do this link curation thing better than anyone I know online. I will try not to piggy back off of his posts too much, but sometimes he will share something so interesting, you just have to share it yourself. Whenever that happens, I’ll be sure to credit him as the source. Promise.
- Memorial Day was a few weeks back, but this reposting of President Reagan’s speech on Memorial Day in 1986 is worth a read for sure.
- I have to admit, this video felt from the Holderness family was reading my mail. (Also, yes, the “Old Town Road” parody wave has already subsided, but this is still funny.)
- There is great material online about the responsibilities of church leaders, but what about church members? What are your responsibilities as a faithful member of a church? 9 Marks has some suggestions.
- This Sports Illustrated autopsy of the collapse of the Alliance of American Football is a fascinating read. If you watched it at all, or are just interested in the inner workings of professional sports and tech companies, this is worth your time.
- Pastor Allen Nelson IV provides a great examination of religious affections in pastoral ministry. Definitely recommended, as is the rest of the great Things Above Us blog.
That’s all I’ve got for today. See you next week!