Combing the Net – 5/27/2012

The Surprisingly Interesting History of Margarine — Yep, this was interesting. Surprisingly.

The Real Reason KONY 2012 Fizzled — And Why It Matters — Something that wasn’t surprising? The fact that the most viral video of all time completely failed to move beyond online activism to real world action. But I think this article by a fundraiser gets a lot of things right about why nobody really cared.

A Cure for Lame Table Prayers — Glad to know I’m not the only one whose mealtime prayers lean toward “vague gratefulness”. Glad also to have read this article that reminds me how and why we really should thank God for his blessings as we gather around the table! This has also heightened my anticipation of reading the newest book by one of my favorite authors: Douglas Wilson’s Father Hunger.

Hymns for the Ascension — Though Ascension Sunday was last week, this album (available for free download or online streaming) contains many great songs for the Church. Enjoy!

Brass players are weird; I know, I’m one of them! So the non-brass players out there may not find this as funny as I do… but kudos to the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s brass section for shooting this!

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