Last Week's Links - 4.2.12

So last week I realized that I often would re-post or share specific blog and news articles individually through either Facebook, Twitter, Google +, or email. While I will still continue to do this, particularly on Twitter (@RobMcFarren), I wanted to limit these posts on my wall to keep Facebook and Google + a little more personal. The result is this post!


Last Week's Links will be a Monday post that includes a brief list of the major articles, videos, or blog posts that I feel are very informative on a wide-range of topics. There is no rhyme or reason to this list other than that they struck me as being very helpful reading! I will try to group them a bit by topic, and it will also include names both big and small!


So, Links for Last Week (4.2.12): Feel free to read them all


Theology and Spirituality:


Richard Rohr - a profound and simply reflection on Jesus' dying for our sins: http://richardrohr.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/what-does-it-mean-that-christ-died-for-our-sins/

Andrew Kennedy - My friend Andrew's thoughts on becoming undone: http://conversations-re-god.blogspot.com/2012/04/undone.html

Don Miller - The importance of reading: http://donmilleris.com/2012/04/03/want-to-do-meaningful-work-keep-reading-literally/

Frank Viola - Wise words on dry spells and feeling distant from God: http://frankviola.org/2012/04/04/dryspells/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wordpress%2Fviola+%28Beyond+Evangelical%29

Ben Witherington III - 7 minute video on women in ministry Part 1 (Part 2 next week!): http://www.patheos.com/blogs/bibleandculture/2012/04/05/women-in-ministry-part-one/

Andrew Sullivan in Newsweek Magazine - Interesting cover story of last week's Newsweek. There is a lot that we can learn from this, but also much to challenge. (In other words, I think some of the analysis is good, and other analysis not quite right):
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/04/01/andrew-sullivan-christianity-in-crisis.html



Wall Street Journal - Article on how the Pope addressed an issue of dissenters in the Catholic church during his homily on Maundy Thursday: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303816504577311800821270184.html