Not sure what happened this week but blogging ground to a halt. Let’s see if, in the spirit of Easter, I can’t resurrect things a little next week. But for now, here’s a lot of helpful, interesting, diverting, inspiring things to read, watch or look at.
Well the world continues to be in the grip of this disease but I think the shift in the richer north back towards a more sustainable approach is under way. Yet there is a very wide range of views about Sweden’s approach.
- Why Did The World Shut Down For COVID-19 But Not Ebola, SARS Or Swine Flu?
- Sweden’s Relaxed Approach to the Coronavirus Could Already Be Backfiring
- Jury still out on Swedish coronavirus strategy
- Why isn’t Sweden exploding?
- Can You Beat COVID-19 Without a Lockdown? Sweden Is Trying
- No lockdown, please, we’re Swedish (Must read, excellent article)
- This Bookshelf Story About the Pandemic is Simply Brilliant (one for fun)
…and the Church’s response
- What Does an Empty Tomb Have to Do with a Global Crisis?
- Church uploaded – Ecclesia in a crisis
- Coronavirus: Easter celebrations continue under lockdown
It was Easter
- The Emperor and the Empty Tomb (A long but if you like your history and archaeology, fascinating story) & Andrew Wilson highlights the key bits
- Are there contradictions in the resurrection accounts?
- What Skeptical Scholars Admit about the Resurrection Appearances of Jesus
- 10 Concise Pieces of Evidence for the Resurrection
- 50+ Results of Jesus’ Resurrection from the Dead
- Meeting the empty tomb and the risen Jesus in John 20
This is beautiful – his words, his voice, the songs. If we get another culture that can produce such buildings, songs, hope – then I’d be tempted to convert, but I’ll stick with Jesus.
From the archives
“Not all professions will be needed in this new reality and as a result, there could be a lot of people learning new trades. Fortunately for them, they’ll all have the time in the world to do it.” – From Jobs you won’t be doing in heaven
Some interesting things (to me)
Seven posts that caught my eye.
- Less, and much more than ten. This was really moving. Dan Jones wrote a poem to his wife who died earlier this year on what would have been their 10th anniversary.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s prison poems – Mark Meynell reads some of DBs poetry
- 5 Features That Made the Early Church Unique by Tim Keller
- Creating a Culture of Leadership Development
- The Stains That No One Sees – How Jesus removes our shame
- Beyond the Inbox: Rules for Reducing Email
- No Flour, Eggs or Butter? No Problem! 23 Cake Recipes for When You’re Missing an Ingredient – in case you can’t get to the shops.
Seven Twitter highlights
- Easter message
- “Is Europe Christian?”
- Assimilation in Sweden
- Might as well been explaining the horse and buggy.
- Finally, spring in Sweden (well nearly)
- Rivers of plastic
- These are interesting times…
Something to watch
This just stirs me…
Have a great weekend.