A few things today:
First, Fridays are for food, and I don’t want to miss this week. One of the best basic skills to cultivate is knife work. Here’s a helpful tutorial from Anthony Bourdain on basic knife work.
Which reminds me of Robert Farrar Capon’s meditation on the humble onion in The Supper of the Lamb. If you love food, cooking, theology, or good writing, Capon’s book is well worth reading.
There’s been some good dialogue about the Trayvon Martin Tragedy online. The more that details emerge, the sadder the story gets. Here’s some reading that has struck me one way or another:
- John Piper’s commentary
- Gail Collins on the role of the gun lobby
- Shai Linne linked up this article, which is reflections of a mother on the topic.
- My wife found this article, which similarly (and movingly) reflects from the perspective of a mother.
Let’s keep praying for peace and justice as events unfold.
New Post at TGC
I have a new article posted over at the Gospel Coalition on why we love Mad Men. If you’re like me at all, you can’t wait for Sunday night.