Food for Thought: 2017-07-03
Posted on July 3rd, 2017
Here are some of the reads & comics I’ve found thought-provoking over the last week. Ranked in priority-reading order:
- Really sad: http://www.indystar.com/story/news/fox59/2017/06/27/disability-advocate-injured-during-health-care-sit-sen-youngs-office/430752001/
- I was really challenged these Plough articles that challenge the value of Curiosity: http://www.plough.com/en/topics/faith/discipleship/saving-silence and http://www.plough.com/en/topics/community/education/giving-god-our-attention. Quote: "Because studiousness directs our minds to good things in the right measure, it allows us to develop a taste for what is truly interesting in the world around us...and a dislike for what is merely titillating, sensational, or distracting. Without studiousness, our otherwise wholesome desire for knowledge would fall into the crude distortions that characterize the vice of curiosity."
- Democrats continue to prove that they are not a viable alternative. Here’s the latest salvo: https://theintercept.com/2017/07/01/dick-gephardt-single-payer-health-insurance-lobbyists/
- Here’s how to follow (or avoid) my coverage of Mennonite Church USA Convention: http://todd.grotenhuis.info/post/mennonite-church-usa-convention-2017
- Jim Grey discusses what makes for a good software company: https://softwaresaltmines.com/2017/07/03/behaviors-and-traits-of-successful-software-companies-the-ones-where-ive-worked-anyway/
- Krebs has a report on the latest ransomware tied to the NSA attack: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/06/petya-ransomware-outbreak-goes-global/
- The New Inquiry gives some warnings about using “rights discourse" https://thenewinquiry.com/know-your-rights/
- National Post shares the story of one Old Colony Mennonite family moving to Canada: http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/a-century-ago-our-families-left-the-prairies-and-moved-to-mexico-now-we-are-coming-home/wcm/18d47f19-7b68-404f-9b1c-f6727a780a90
Read anything over the last week that I should add for next time? Let me know in the comments!