Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and family! I trust that you will enjoy a day of rest and fellowship and football and whatever else it is that your family enjoys on this day. Here are a few links if you intend to spend at least a bit of the day online:
Amazon has a large selection of music on sale. You can find albums by Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, Newsboys, and a lot of others (both Christian and non). Amazon sells music within the US of A only, so the rest of us get left out.
Hobby Lobby – Denny Burk provides context and then points to a profile of Hobby Lobby. “Hobby Lobby, the mega craft store, has lost the first round of their case against the government over the contraception mandate, and will be fined $1.3 million per day starting January 1st if they do not pay for contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients through employee provided insurance.”
Owl City – PluggedIn has an interview with Adam Young, a.k.a. Owl City. “Adam Young never asked to be a pop star. Oh, he’s not complaining. But when the shy kid from Owatonna, Minn., posted a few of his songs on MySpace for friends and family back in 2009, he didn’t expect a computerized ditty called ‘Fireflies’ to go viral. Now it’s his signature song. And he has just completed another world tour.”
The Church of England – I enjoyed this article from The Atlantic. It looks at the Church of England and its rejection of a proposal to allow women to serve as bishops. Not surprisingly, Carl Trueman also comments on the issue.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Shannon – R.C. Sproul Jr. has a touching article on his daughter Shannon. “It was always my contention, living with a special needs daughter who could be called home at any time, that it was not her health issues that determined when should go, but my spiritual health issues.”
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.—G.K. Chesterton