Here are a few interesting articles you should check out from the weekend.
Write Nonfiction in November 2010!
This is one nonfiction writer¢â‚¬â„¢s response to National Novel Writing Month (NANOWRIMO), a contest that has fiction writers writing 50,000 words in 30 days during November. It challenges nonfiction writers to spend the month of November writing and completing a work of nonfiction.
the hughtrain mkii by Hugh MacLeod aka GapingVoid
This is a marketing piece, but one the church needs to take note of. Yes, you will have to think how this applies to you, but it is a stimulating read and one worth your time.
“Missional Church” is like “Female Woman” by Andrew Jones aka TallSkinnyKiwi
Chris Wright, who spoke right after me at yesterdays Anglican conference in Cape Town, hinted at the redundancy of the word “missional”. He recounted a friend who told him that saying “missional church” is like saying “female woman”. Or in other words, every church should be missional. It is not an option. You cannot have a church that is not committed to mission.
What makes an elite? by Daniel Pink
As wealth in this country concentrates at the top ¢â‚¬“ and, increasingly, at the top of the top ¢â‚¬“ how that happened and who inhabits this upper echelon becomes an important research question.
Merkel says German multicultural society has failed from the BBC
Attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany have “utterly failed”, Chancellor Angela Merkel says. She said the so-called “multikulti” concept – where people would “live side-by-side” happily – did not work, and immigrants needed to do more to integrate – including learning German. The comments come amid rising anti-immigration feeling in Germany.