Rachel Recommends…

This week’s recommendations are brought to you by my very favorite beach reading buddy:

I think we were in this exact position for 6 hours.

I think we were in this exact position for 6 hours.

Happy Father’s Day, Dad! Thanks for always supporting me and cuddling me and making me laugh. Can’t wait to see you in one month! And for the cutest father’s day ad, Dove wins:

Here are some of the wonderful things I found around the world this week.

On the Web:

– For Whose Glory? An excellent discussion of the difficulty of humility in writing. “That’s the part that is hardest to admit. Somewhere down the line, I’d stopped writing for God’s glory, and started writing for my own. I wanted the numbers, the name, the notoriety. I wanted to stand out, to feel like all of my work was worth something. I wanted to feel like I was worth something.”

Ordination of Women: NT Wright. NT Wright has made blogging headlines for different reasons recently, but this is a brief discussion of his new book (Surprised by Scripture) and his scriptural basis for supporting the ordination of women. I’m interested to check out the book.

The Virtue of Gentle Patience. A beautiful metaphor for life and patience. “If there’s a sin of our age, it just might be impatience. Many of us believe we exist on the razor edge where our well-being, reputation or identity always teeters in immediate jeopardy. We’ve got no margin to spare, no grace to spare. With so much at stake, we brandish this same sharp threat toward everyone we encounter. We are quick to denounce, heavy with sarcastic critique, wicked swift to pounce on someone’s blunder or poor judgment. We have so little patience with one another.”

On my bookshelf:

A Farewell to Mars: An Evangelical Pastor’s Journey Towards the Biblical Gospel of Peace. So excited to dive into this new title. I’m going to be honest, one of the things I am most nervous about moving back to America is the incredible violence and gun support in the church and I think we need more voices like this one to speak up and be heard. Because when I talk about my job teaching in a public school in the US and my Mexican friends say, “Aren’t public schools in America dangerous?” you know something has to change.

On This Blog:

My most popular post this week was A Love Letter to My Students, although after an energetic field trip on Friday it has been nice to have a weekend break from them. Don’t forget to check out our wonderful featured sellers in the sidebar!

What about you? What’s on your computer/bookshelf/iPod this week?

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