Here are a collection of blog posts, articles, podcasts, and books that I have recently found interesting, helpful, challenging, important, or funny. I don’t endorse everything I post, but I only post content I think is worth taking the time to consider. We all have to make choices about what content we “consume,” so I hope I can point you in directions that are worth your time.
Blog Posts & Online Journals
- AliColleenNeff.com, “On Academic Precarity” – Ali Neff warns her readers not to pursue a PhD or career in academia, lamenting and raging about the difficulties she faces having worked her whole life to receive her degree only to find herself unable to find a job and pay off her massive debt.
- Medium, “A Better Sex Ethic” – Elizabeth Bruenig explores just how complicated the notion of consent is with respect to sexual ethics.
- TGC, “Why Asian Americans Struggle to Feel at Home in White-Majority Churches” – Steve Chang explains some of the cultural practices in white churches that are often invisible to white people and offers some counsel on how to better live as multi-cultural communities.
- The Art of Manliness – “How to Make a Breakfast Taco” – Matt Moore gives some tips on how to make great breakfast tacos.
- United Black Books, “The Actual Voices of Enslaved Black People Recorded from the 1800s” – This website collected a number of recordings that are both beautiful and haunting.
Online Newspapers & Magazines
- The Atlantic, “Bill Clinton: A Reckoning” – Caitlin Flanagan recalls how Feminist leaders rallied behind Bill Clinton when he was accused of sexual harassment and assault in the 1990s and argues that the Democratic party needs to make its own reckoning of the way it protected him and his pattern of behavior.
- Vox, “Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned” – In light of the wave of sexual harassment and assault accusations taking down prominent figures in Hollywood, government, and media, Matthew Yglesias reflects on the Bill Clinton scandal with Monica Lewinski while he was President.
- NYT, “A Christian Case Against the Pence Rule” – Katelyn Beaty makes her case that the Pence Rule (also the Billy Graham Rule) isn’t actually Christian at all.
- Stuff You Missed in History Class, “3 Reformation Women: Katharina, Marguerite, & Jeanne” – Hosts Tracy Wilson and Holly Frey discuss three important and amazing women of the Reformation.
- Is the Bible Good for Women by Wendy Alsup – a book explaining why those wishing to embrace the inherent dignity of women and of womanhood can and should cherish the Bible which examines many difficult texts in both the Old and New Testaments