Happy Eastertide! I hope you all had a wonderful celebration last Sunday, and that you continue to celebrate the risen Christ well and heartily. If we can fast for 40 days, we can party for 50, no? Or at least continue to remind one another of the truth: we were dead, and now we are alive, already sharing by the Spirit in the life of the resurrected Jesus! He lives, and by his loving Spirit, so do we. I think that’s worth celebrating until Pentecost, don’t you?
We’ll be back next week with another review, and more to come in the upcoming weeks (including Haley’s amazing system for making the public library your own — keep an eye out!) In the meantime, here are a few links to some good writing (and singing) I’ve been clicking on recently:
- The offertory music at our church’s Easter service (at Davies Symphony Hall, in SF): Love Divine, Victorious. By the amazing Karl Digerness, City Church choir, and Magik*Magik Orchestra.
- A wonderful, thought-provoking post by Wesley Hill over at First Things on the distinction between resuscitation and resurrection, and why it matters.
- Okay, totally delayed reference, but if you haven’t seen Noah yet and are wondering if you should, go read Alissa Wilkinson’s review at Christianity Today. I love most everything she writes, and here she’s at her best: thoughtful, smart, and enlightening.
- “Unlearning the Art of Hospitality,” by Christie Purifoy at the Arthouse America blog. Worth reading, re-reading, and sitting with a bit, if you’re me.
- A breaking headline from a highly reputable source: “Top Theoretical Physicists, R&B Singers Meet to Debate Meaning of Forever”
Happy reading, happy spring, and see you next week!