Weekly Links March 8th-15th 2013

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An important reflection on how we are shaped by the consumerist culture we live in

http://thoughtcatalog.com/2013/your-lifestyle-has-already-been-designed/

Reconsidering how we think about charity and the non-profit sector

http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pallotta_the_way_we_think_about_charity_is_dead_wrong.html

Reflecting on the nature of Scriptural interpretation

http://www.stateofformation.org/2013/03/less-truth-please-a-rational-argument-in-defense-of-irrational-persuasion/

Recognizing that Diaspora Jewry is more than just a source of donations for Israel

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/diaspora-jews-want-to-be-israel-s-partners-not-only-its-donors.premium-1.508735

While this is an interesting analysis of an issue that bears paying attention to, I feel that the definition of ‘religious’ as being narrowly defined as belief in God (and quantifiable ‘faith acts’ like going to church) is superficial.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/03/05/f-religion-economic-growth.html

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