A helter-skelter collection of interesting articles, blog posts and resources.
- Tim Keller tells Dave George Moore that new preachers spend too much time on prep and too little on people.
- Has Facebook been censoring conservative news stories? Mark Zuckerberg denies it, but a “Charisma News” columnist disagrees. (To be fair, artist Sophia Wallace says Facebook banned her for posting links to reviews of her artwork, which includes projects like “Cliteracy”.)
- Have you ever watched The Americans? Turns out it’s based on a real story.
- Jeffrey D. Miller has written two posts (here and here) on the importance of gender inclusive Bible translations. Most people don’t realise that some of the most popular and trusted Bible translations today have added unnecessary masculine pronouns. Like Jeffrey D. Miller points out, this has a cumulative effect – of stealthily eliminating the importance and inclusion of women in Scripture.
- The Junia Project has twenty free A/V resources on biblical gender equality.
- Amanda Gefter talks to Donald D. Hoffman about the lack of reality.
- Meg Elison writes about being fat in a thin world. 
What have you been reading?
 This article reminds me of something I read years ago, about how a kid explained that he’d rather be in a wheelchair than fat, because you weren’t allowed to mock people in wheelchairs. The implication being, of course, that cripples can’t help it, but that fat people can (recent research shows it isn’t simply about self-control).
A few days ago I walked into one of those “hipster” clothing outlets – you know, the ones that sell skinny jeans so tight there isn’t even room for a zipper, and they have to use drawstrings like grandma pants? Yep. An exiting dudebro asked his fried, “Is she really going to browse here?” Like I lived in a world of body apartheid and had dared stepped into a “skinny only” area. Apparently it didn’t cross this dudebro’s mind that, one, I was browsing in this male store for someone else or, two, that I could go wherever the hell I liked and didn’t owe him an explanation.
Something similar happened a few years ago. I was browsing in a higher-end outlet with a friend, for that friend’s boyfriend. I saw the two dudebros leave (although this was before the era of that glorious epithet), but it took my (skinny) friend to relay to me that one had asked the other, apparently upon seeing me, whether he would ever “eff a fat girl”. Naturally it did not occur to them that said fat girl was equally uninterested, or to my friend not to share this fascinating tidbit with me because, oh, I don’t know, it would cut deep enough that I still remember it all these years later? (Don’t worry. We’re not friends anymore.) I do wonder – is fat shaming the most acceptable kind of prejudice because its primary targets are usually women?