Saturday, February 28, 2009

Procrastinators: Leaders Of Tomorrow

I pulled a plethora of unnecessary all-nighters in college because I put things off until the last minute. Unfortunately, not much has changed in seven years (although I now have a much better haircut, but that's beside the point.) I promise I'll write a more substantive post later today, but right now I'm putting it off and giving into my lazier tendencies.

While I'm embracing sloth, here are a few links to peruse:

"All these books may set out prescriptions for changing the world, but one verity they never question is the absolute necessity of having at least one-third of their text taken up by folksy anecdotes." Zingers like this abound as Alan Jacobs discusses The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community by Hugh Halter and Matt Smay, Finding Our Way Again: The Return Of The Ancient Practices by Brian McLaren, and New Monasticism: What It Has To Say To Today's Church by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove in Do-It-Yourself Tradition at First Things.

Paul Asay of Focus on the Family's Plugged In website contends that this year's nominees for Best Picture were "movies the Academy thinks you should watch. But there's a real and ever-widening gulf—a culture gap, if you will—between what Hollywood needs you to watch and what you want to watch." I somewhat disagree with Asay's conclusions, but Oscar Apathy is an interesting read.

Need a new t-shirt? Who doesn't! Consider this gem from Threadless.

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