John Thomas writes on Five Mistakes of a Church Planter. They are probably mistakes of pastors of established churches as well. It is worth reading and considering.
Scot McKnight links to this Wall Street Journal article, “Are Pop Songs Getting Sadder?” It begins with this assertion: “As measured by key and tempo — and setting lyrics aside —pop music has gotten gloomier since the ’60s.” It’s a strange source for the affirmation that keys and tempos carry meaning without word. In other words, music is moral. It has meaning even when you set the lyrics aside.
Here’s an interesting article on the senses, and the way we have distorted life by filling it with technological noise. You won’t like all the emphases, but it’s a good reminder to stop and smell the roses sometimes. And not just metaphorically.
And on Father’s Day weekend, this isn’t a bad reminder.