Friday Link Love

Some random stuff that caught my attention this week: I Believe in Child Labour, Sweatshops and Torture

Peter Rollins is an amazingly complex thinker and communicator. But in this post he doesn't do nuance---for which he has been criticized. Still, for many Christians who have divorced belief from practice for way too long, and in some pretty tragic ways, these are prophetic words.

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"In My Opinion": Practices of Discernment for Leaders When Making Decisions

Here's your nuance:

On one of my work-related trips, I struck up a conversation with a young man who was a professional pilot. He was a serious-minded guy, and before long we were discussing the big issues of life. After a while, he said he noticed that whenever I said something substantive, I always added the qualifier “in my opinion.” In his opinion, he said, someone with my academic background should not qualify his remarks but should speak “with certainty.”

I explained that my degrees have provided me with more questions than answers. He said, “I’ll have to think about that.”

I thought about it, too. And I stick by my qualifier.

The article offers some antidotes to what the author calls "arrogant absolutism."

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The Men in Mentors

The author went looking for female mentors... and couldn't find any.

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And a bit more whimsy:

Solutions for the 'Everyday'

Two-way toothpaste? Coffins that screw into the ground? I love it!