How fast do things move on the web? Last week we were surprised to learn that Jesus was married (according to a probably-unreliable and possibly-faked 4th century papyrus). This week, we’ve awarded “Golden Iggys” for the best reader suggestion for wedding gifts. There are some gems there — go check them out.
When we weren’t watching Twitter for gift ideas, here’s what else we covered at TJP:
- Paul Lickteig, newly ordained, tells us how vocations happen — HuffPo got the essay version; TJP gets the poem. You can tell us which you like better, after you read both.
- And Paul’s not the only one surprised by God in unexpected places:
- Joe Simmons reflects on Francis Spufford’s “unapologetic” approach to describing religious belief
- In a reprise of Way Bigger, Brendan Busse looks at the other side of joy
- In this week’s You Can’t Take It With You, Perry Petrich has some Simpsons clips for you
- Matt Stewart makes his TJP debut writing from the rush tickets line outside a Broadway show
- How important was your first job? Vinny Marchionni looks at what some Cristo Rey students learned at theirs.
- We’re going to continue finding the deeper meaning even in YouTube memes:
- Tim O’Brien’s on meme (death) watch — but secretly rooting for — “Call Me Maybe.”
- Dress classy, dance cheesy, and deliver some significant cultural satire at the same time. If your music snob credentials have been damaged by liking Gangnam Style, Paddy Gilger helps you polish them up by explaining what it’s really about.
Any other embarrassing cultural fads you’d like us to find meaning for? Tweet them to us @TheJesuitPost, or make a suggestion in the comments here, and maybe you’ll see them appear on TJP, next Week in Review.