The Warren & the World is Story Warren’s weekly newsletter, providing a round-up of our favorite things from around the web as well as a review of what was on our site over the past week. We’re glad you’re here!
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Around the Web:
Most of all, money is a story
Seth Godin is a really bright thinker. You should read him think sometime. This is a great post about understanding money.
- Money’s pretty new. Before that, we traded. My corn for your milk. The trade enriches both of us, and it’s simple. Money, of course, makes a whole bunch of other transactions possible. Maybe I don’t need your milk, but I can take your money and use it to buy something I do need, from someone else. Very efficient, but also very abstract.
It’s about the story. Read more.
Meet the family of God
Trillia Newbell writes at Desiring God about home for the believer and the multi-ethnic family that is found there.
- My husband and I are united through the covenant of marriage and have the great responsibility from God of shepherding our children. I imagine you would agree that family is important. There’s another family that is of great value to the Lord and that is the family of God.
Trillia is a great writer, and this is a very significant conversation for us to involve our children in. Read more.
The Exhausting Rest of the Christian Life
Carl Laferton writes over at thegoodbook.com about the already/not yet of the Christian life.
- The Christian life is full of living between the tension of two truths.So God’s kingdom is here, but not yet here. We are joyful in Christ even as we grieve the state of our world. In our weakness, God shows his strength. And so on.Here’s one that has struck me recently. The Christian life is about being exhausted, and restful.
Go read the rest. So good. Read more.
That One Song
The folks at Under the Radar have started a regular feature inviting their readers to contribute, all about that one song.
- That one song that made a mess of you on the way to work. That one song that always puts a smile on your face and hope in your heart. That one song that spoke God’s peace into your life in a time of unrest. For all these reasons, and countless others, certain songs leave an impression on us. Our crew at Under the Radar loves the power of music and story;
Some great song selections over there. Read more.
See the Warner Brothers Logo Morph
I’m a big nerd for graphic design, so this is pretty great!
- Five years ago, designer Christian Annyas set out on a unique mission. He wanted to track the evolution of the Warner Bros. Pictures logo, starting with the some of the company’s earliest films all the way through present day.
Around the Warren:
Don’t Be Original
James Witmer started our week encouraging us to engage the world around us as we engage our kids.
- As people of the Book, we’re uniquely free from the demands of novelty. We know we don’t work in a vacuum. Only God creates from nothing, so we are free to borrow and build from the beauty we see around us.Think about it this way: the worst, least original music you ever heard probably came from a band that claimed to sound like nothing else. But The Beatles debt to Elvis (who borrowed heavily from gospel music) is clear, yet their impact on modern music is unsurpassed.
Great post. We don’t create in a void. Read more.
Art is Love Creating New Worlds
Paul Boekell presents great quote from N.T. Wright:
Changing Channels for Family Reading
Liz Cotrill brings great thinking on how reading is working its way out of our daily habits.
- For years my daughter and I have been working diligently to see that children’s literature, and increasingly and more urgently, that reading itself does not disappear from the life of a child. Here is one way to accomplish this.
The Story Warren crew has a deep love for books. This is a great post. Read it.
The Frogs and the Fairies
We shared a story from Abbie Phillips Walker’s Sandman’s Goodnight Stories. Have a look.
- In a pond in a dell lived a big family of frogs, and one day when the sun was shining all the young bullfrogs came up out of the water and hopped on the bank. “I think it would be good fun to see what is in the dell beside this pond,” said Billy Bull, who was a young and inquisitive frog.
Something to Do with Your Kids:
Melissa Taylor from Imagination Soup shares a few great apps to help your kids engage science and math. Read more.
And Something Fun to Watch
This great little short was created by the folks at Dolby. It’s good. Watch it with your kids.
Thank you for reading. We’re on your side.