From creepy russian playground photos to explicative illustrations of the human body circa 1959, from the 10 companies that own everything to the letters written by the future of the church, here’s the weekly mash for the week leading up to April 28. It’s filled with the stories, essays, and ideas that I’ve been mulling over this week. Enjoy!
“It may be obvious that Corn Flakes and Frosted Flakes are both made by Kellogg’s, but did you know that Hot Pockets and L’Oreal share a parent company in Nestlé?” And six companies own 90% of media outlets. Fair and balanced indeed.
I do agree that something has been lost since the days playgrounds were made of rested metal ladders and sideways trash cans with the bottom cut out. But this is a different level of creepy old playground all together.
An excerpt from InterVaristy’s new book, “Letters to a Future Church,” reads like this: “But are we people of the kingdom? That is the question at the heart of this crisis, and as we struggle together to answer it, I am convinced that we don’t need bigger buildings or fancier sound equipment, better pastors or more parishioners, newer ministries or deeper pockets. What we need are bigger banquet tables.” I find comfort in these words for the future of the church. For a church for my children…and the children in the poorest parts of our community.
Glad that medicine values moving forward in understanding and practice. But these are most definitely AWESOME illustrations from 1959….
The ones I have slated to listen to first are audio files given by Foucault the year that I was born.
THE MASH ALSO MENTIONS
after you’ve been holding your breath
for a long time
you tell the truth.
you tell the truth into the fear.
you tell the truth into the sadness.
you tell the truth into the ear of a trusted other.
you tell the truth into the ear of a knowledgeable other.
and light floods in
and breath fills up your lungs
and hope crashes into the landscape
and the one you told
now able to tell
and light floods in for them
and breath fills up their lungs
and hope crashes into their landscape
together we discover our humanity
in telling secrets, in telling the truth.
only in community.
we are a community of secrets.
only in honesty.
we are a community capable of honesty.
and the truth sets us free. together.