Due to the unprecedented reaction of having not one, but two–TWO–responses to last week’s always-highly-anticipated “Top 3 on Tuesday,” I am keeping the tradition alive, even though I’m fresh out of blogs to share. Instead, I’ll just link to three good articles I’ve read in the past week.
By far, the most moving one for me was, “My Father’s Son,” by Jamie the Very Worst Missionary. I think it is one of those that either hits you or it doesn’t, but I immediately teared up at the line that inspires the title. Again, I can’t really explain why it hit me so strongly, but it did. It’s short and sweet and profound.
Other than that, there were not any articles that really rocked my world. However, I did find two articles about Facebook that were interesting. Other than their subject matter, they have little in common, but I’m going to force them together nevertheless. In “More Connected and Never Lonelier?”, Chaplain Mike quotes a super-long article from The Atlantic about loneliness. Though I didn’t read the whole Atlantic article, the idea of social networks ultimately making us lonelier is an interesting one. I would love to hear other’s thoughts on that.
In a completely different vein, I read the practical article, “Facebook Etiquette for Christians”, when it was shared–of course–by a friend on Facebook. It is incredibly unfortunate that the title is misspelled (I had to correct it on here), but other than that little snafu, I thought it had some good tips. The biggest idea it raised in my mind, though, was how do I best use Facebook to glorify God? I love the idea of being purposeful in all my actions, including social networking. Thus, I wasn’t moved or convicted or inspired by any one tip in this article; rather, it spurred me on to think more carefully about my actions on Facebook in general.
Okay, now that I’ve shared my Top 3, has anyone else read anything interesting?