Quite an eclectic mix this week, from comedy to spirituality....
The intersection of politics and comedy has a long and noble history, one that continues over at Dr. Lerna Lott's House of Edumacation. Though at times uneven, some of her ideas--like the Rick Scott MadLib--are priceless. The site favors the left, and could probably gain credibility if it laughed a bit more at itself now and then but, still, it reminds us that comedy as social commentary is an important contributor to the political dialogue.
Ever wonder exactly how the political process works? What a PAC or SuperPAC is and how it can impact you? Tired of fumbling through all the changes in primary dates? If so, check out Audrey Perry's Legally Political. She covers "campaign finance, election and ethics law" in a way that's refreshingly balanced.
For a moment of spirituality and compassion, spend some time at The Beatitudes Society blog. Their mission statement says it all: Today in America, the widespread perception of Christianity -- one centered in nationalism, materialism and intolerance -- bears little resemblance to the life and teachings of Jesus, particularly as they concern justice, compassion, and peacemaking. To counter that, The Beatitudes Society develops and sustains a national network of emerging Christian leaders who: advocate for justice, compassion and peace; reclaim a Christianity that welcomes all people, especially those at the margins, and; articulate a Christianity that dares to speak and act for our fragile planet and our most vulnerable citizens.