Ten for Tuesday--Court Preachers, Obesity, New Life and More

In the spirit of #WorldsOkayest, today’s Ten for Tuesday has only nine links. Because I like alliteration more than I like accuracy.

“GARBAGE ART”

A series of galleries are featuring art created with items of trash and junk. I love that—the ultimate improv.

 John Richard Edwards (Onondaga),  Mile-marker post  / Photo by Paul Morigi/AP Images for the National Museum of the American Indian.

John Richard Edwards (Onondaga), Mile-marker post / Photo by Paul Morigi/AP Images for the National Museum of the American Indian.

Anyone want to do an art pilgrimage with me?

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EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT OBESITY IS WRONG

Long but worthwhile article.

Years from now, we will look back in horror at the counterproductive ways we addressed the obesity epidemic and the barbaric ways we treated fat people—long after we knew there was a better path.

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CHICAGO’S MARATHON WHISPERER

Denise Sauriol, who’s the team trainer for Chicago Lights and other charity teams for this weekend’s Chicago Marathon, is an amazing athlete with an incredible personal story of comeback after being hit by a car on the way to the start line of a race. This weekend will be her 100th marathon.

 Denise Sauriol

Denise Sauriol

By the way, you can still donate to my fundraising efforts on behalf of Chicago Lights here.

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MARTIN NEIMOLLER, BEFORE THE NAZIS CAME FOR HIM

Many of us know the famous passage, “First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out…” written by Pastor Niemöller. Did you know that he was a supporter of Hitler in the early years, and had a change of heart?

Speaking of apologists…

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COURT PREACHERS

Will Willimon, on Franklin Graham and his disgusting apologetics of Donald Trump:

It’s my conviction that the preachers who have sacrificed so much in order to gain a seat at the king’s banquet will soon discover that they have done grave damage to evangelicalism, to say nothing of the harm they have done to the profession of gospel preaching. When the time came for evangelicals to stand up and say, “No!” they had lost the theological ability even to know that there was something worth saying, “No” to.

Will Franklin Graham and his ilk have a change of heart as Niemöller did? We’ll see.

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MY RAPIST APOLOGIZED

This one left me speechless. Just read it.

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TWO-YEAR-OLD BOY GETS AN EARLY CHRISTMAS

He is gravely ill and his entire neighborhood is helping him celebrate:

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VOYAGES IN SOUND

An erupting volcano, a forest in Madagascar… amazing recordings of the Earth doing the things Earth does. Amazing.

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A FOREST, REBORN AFTER A FIRE

I’ve always loved Fantasia 2000, especially the Firebird Suite, a story of destruction and rebirth. Here’s a recounting of the real-life version.

This photo:

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Yes. Yes. Yes.

Onward in courage, friends.