Five for Friday: Lauren Hill, Food Myths, Godly Metaphors

CHICAGO, IL (April 10, 2015) — Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos with one another that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement by the Covenant of any views expressed.

Remembering Lauren Hill
Peace to her memory. But more than that; may her memory inspire us to act courageously and with joy.

8 Food Myths You’ve Been Believing
These will remain myths until next week when scientists will pronounce that they are once again truths.

12 Works of Literature Recreated in LEGO
This is what happens when one book-loving adult proves that LEGO bricks are for adults, too.

Major League Baseball Reaches for Its Stars
Where have you gone Derek Jeter? One of the problems facing baseball isn’t just the lack of stars. The games are too long. If they want to attract younger fans, they’re going to have to reduce the time to under three minutes. Kind of like sermons. By the way, Joe Dimaggio wasn’t happy with Paul Simon’s line, “Where have you gone, Joe Dimaggio?” until the singer explained it to him.

What We Forget the Bible Says About God
Lauren Winner reminds us that the biblical metaphors of God we use impact our theology and vice-versa. So it’s important to move beyond the familiar. As she writes, “But the pursuit of the Bible’s figurative language isn’t just entertaining word play to give overactive minds something pious to do. It’s also a way of following in Jesus’ own method. Jesus was always looking around the everyday world and noticing an ordinary thing—a goat, or a fig tree, or a net full of fish, or, we might add by extension, a woman in labor, or a shirt—and then considering what that ordinary thing might have to say about God.




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