But this idea that it is how we approach life, rather than proving whether it is right or wrong lead me to the other MUST read this week. Richard Lugar's piece in the New York Times is a great read.
Stephen Prothero looks at the National Day of Prayer in an interesting way. I liked this article, even if not necessarily agreeing with everything.
Finally, the Ryan McGee piece was very well done. I hope the NFL doesn't need to have a death at the profile of Dale Earnhardt the way NASCAR and the rest of motorsports did at the turn of the century.
The bottom line, at least for me, is that when we get up close and personal with people who are different from us, the issues take a back seat to the person. I believe its how we approach issues, not what stance we have on the issues, that really shows the condition of our heart. After all, are we not all wrong sometimes? Rather, listen to a compassionate, reasoned, and understanding voice. I believe that is what links these articles together this week.
Rachel Held Evans - Winning a cultural war and losing a generation: http://rachelheldevans.com/win-culture-war-lose-generation-amendment-one-north-carolina
Ed Stetzer - LifeWay Research poll results - Is homosexuality a sin:
Stephen Prothero via CNN - National Day of Prayer prayer: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/03/dear-god-how-to-pray-on-national-prayer-day/
Richard Lugar via New York Times - Response to losing Indiana Republican primary: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/us/politics/prepared-statement-of-senator-richard-g-lugar-on-the-concluded-indiana-senate-primary.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&smid=fb-share
Sports & Safety:
Ryan McGee via ESPN - Comparing the current NFL safety concerns with the crisis motorsports encountered a decade ago: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7915908/nfl-learn-racing