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A weekly column by Susan Olasky highlighting interesting stories and commentary from around the web.

Web Reads: Is your church building ugly?

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Newsworthy | Glorifying God in buildings. Urbanologist Aaron Renn suggests eight reasons Protestants tend to “place a low value on sacred architecture—resulting in…

Web Reads: Rotisserie chicken economics and epic infographics

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Newsworthy | Economic fowl. You may have thought buying a rotisserie chicken from Costco or your local grocery was just a time-saver. But Megan McArdle points out that…

Web Reads: Finding meaning, purpose, and joy in work

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Newsworthy | The joy of work. Chris Horst has a brother with special needs who works at Costco. In this blog post he describes the difference that job has made to his…

Web Reads: How is lightning like a radical feminist?

Web Reads: How is lightning like a radical feminist?

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Newsworthy | Reverse discrimination? Men are more likely than women to die from lightning strikes. This year, seven people have died from lightning—all of them men.

Web Reads: From greed to gay rights

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Newsworthy | Sinful and foolish. The Bible says “the heart is deceitful above all else.” Much of the wisdom compiled by Morgan House in his 3,000th column for The…

Web Reads: Watch the Hindenberg disaster and the world’s heaviest 3-year-old

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Newsworthy | Historic newsreel. British Pathé has uploaded 85,000 historic newsreels to its YouTube channel. The archive is searchable and contains many films documenting…

Web Reads: Is that a Scrabble-approved word?

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Newsworthy | Cheat sheet. Tournament Scrabble players rack up big scores by playing words that most of us don’t know or don’t believe comply with Scrabble rules. The…

Web Reads: Will liberals be merciful?

Web Reads: Will liberals be merciful?

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Newsworthy | Liberal victory? One liberal declares the culture wars over, pronounces liberals the winners, and advises them to be gentle on the losers: “So I’d like to…

Web Reads: Secrets of the SAT and birthing new identities

Web Reads: Secrets of the SAT and birthing new identities

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Newsworthy | Taking the test. Reporter Elizabeth Kolbert retakes the SAT as an adult so she can write about the experience as part of her discussion of  Debbie…

Web reads: Buy the bigger pizza!

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Newsworthy | NPR’s Planet Money discovers and charts this news you can use: “When you look at thousands of pizza prices from around the U.S., you see that you almost…

Web Reads: Falling up, disease comebacks

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Newsworthy | Business journalist Megan McArdle explains why failure is a key to success. An interactive map shows the spread of childhood diseases across the globe as…

Web Reads: All that glitters and rich-world vanity

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Newsworthy | Gold rush. A short video takes viewers inside the gold vault of the Bank of England. The scientist/host Martyn Poliakoff has a great voice, big hair, and a…

 
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