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Weekend Reads 4/22/17

This kid called out her climate-denying rep

Haven made her thorough case for solar and wind, noting that these fast-growing jobs were a retraining opportunity for veterans, while reliance on coal, which has the downside of making people sick, is declining. She concluded with an invitation to Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) to join her science class next Friday, receiving cheers and applause from the 110 people in attendance. The class will include a presentation on climate change, she added.

Seven ways that Jesus died for our sins

For most of my life, I’ve been in search of a better way of telling the story of Jesus’ cross. And I’ve discovered that the simple phrase “Jesus died for our sins” actually has a much richer meaning than I had been given.

Why one Republican voted to kill privacy rules: "Nobody has to use the Internet"

"Facebook is not comparable to an ISP. I do not have to go on Facebook," the town hall meeting attendee said. But when it comes to Internet service providers, the person said, "I have one choice. I don't have to go on Google. My ISP provider is different than those providers."

That's when Sensenbrenner said, "Nobody's got to use the Internet." He praised ISPs for "invest[ing] an awful lot of money in having almost universal service now."

Easter is a Myth (and That’s Okay)

Of course, there really was a preacher from Galilee named Jesus (or Yeshua), and he really was crucified. Whether he truly rose from the dead is another story. That is a matter of history, and it should be important to all Christians.

But equally important is the mythology, and that is important whether or not it “really” happened. The mythology of Easter should explain something to us about the world, about ourselves.

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