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Watch this piece about tattooed eyeballs.
Read this list of the top 5 church planting mistakes.
Read as Ray Ortlund suggests how to ruin your church in three weeks.
Read Tim Keller’s thoughts on the multi-site model.
Read Jim Ellliff’s thoughts on loving even the cantankerous.
Read this piece wondering where all that support for Conan O’Brien was as his ratings slipped.
Read Pitchfork’s interview with John Darnielle, of the Mountain Goats, on their new “biblical” LP.
Read/watch/listen as John Piper discusses how the Bible orients us around the glory of God, something you might not have heard him speak on before.
Read a great review of the great Western States, the new EP from our friend Matt Haeck.
Read as Jon Foreman asks “What’s In A Word?”
Read this piece noting that “Writing without typos is totally outdated.”
Read about Tim Burton being named this year’s president of the Cannes Film Festival jury.
See Haiti in numbers.
Read about Johnny Depp being beaten out for the top actor slot.
Read as Business Week offers some tips on leadership by examining “bad bosses.”
Read this piece examining motivations for site-selection in church plants.
Read this “parable” of how one woman went from being a Christian blogger to an atheist.
Read some of Tim Keller’s impressions after reading The Shack.
Read as Al Mohler also weighs in on The Shack.
Browse this list of the top cities for Christian hipsters.
Read this piece asking if “helpsters” have replaced “hipsters.”
Watch Shaun White land a double McTwist.
Read as the New York Times offers three reasons why the iPad won’t kill the Kindle.
R.I.P. J.D. Salinger.
Read Seth Godin’s thoughts on on “Spreading Music and Selling Intimacy.”
Read as Ray Ortlund reflects on “The Uncool Glory of the Gospel” for The Gospel Coalition.