- The Speech that Launched the Crusades: On November 27, 1095, Pope Urban II delivered the speech that launched the Crusades. Some call it the most influential speech in human history. (Gospel Coalition)
- Five Things Evangelicals Will Cheer in Pope Francis’ Plan to Change the Catholic Church: Today from the Vatican, Pope Francis released his most significant writing since taking office—the 50,000-word “Evangelii Gaudium” (The Joy of the Gospel). The document focuses on the pope’s vision for evangelism, concern for the poor, the disabled, and the unborn. (Christianity Today)
- There Are 5 Types Of Boredom. Which Are You Feeling? Boredom can drive you to the brink of insanity, or give you incredibly creative ideas. It all depends on how you experience it. (Fast Company)
- A Ghost Town With a Quad: Is that the future of the American university? I get that university professors have a questionable (and wholly inaccurate) rap as slacker lotharios who use class time to yell about Vietnam, get drunk on Tuesday at 10 a.m., and can never be fired no matter how boring they are. But even if you think this is true, the idea of decimating entire academic departments is ridiculous, because universities need to teach things, or else they are strip malls. (Slate)
- Kindle Deal: Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith by Michael Reeves. $2.99
Just for Fun
- I’m not a hockey fan, but this was an impressive save.