The Week-ish

A lot of what’s being said and shared on our social feeds is pretty polarizing. But if you look hard enough, there’s also a lot of dialogue happening across differences. (ICYMI, that's what we’re all about!)

Here’s the internet dialogue we're dialoguing about from last week-ish.


Dialogue in Action

On Twitter, Deray & Brené talked race, privilege, and vulnerability.    

Matthew Vines and Eliel Cruz talked about LGBTQ affirming theology.

Speaking of dialogue, have you heard about…

The University of Chicago wrote a letter to incoming freshmen announcing their classes will no longer offer trigger warnings or create safe spaces.

 
Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so called ‘trigger warnings,’ we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual ‘safe spaces’ where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own.

Fostering the free exchange of ideas reinforces a related University priority—building a campus that welcomes people of all backgrounds. Diversity of opinion and background is a fundamental strength of our community. The members of our community must have the freedom to espouse and explore a wide range of ideas.
— University of Chicago
 

Other Conversations the Internet is Having

Joshua Harris kind of apologized for writing I Kissed Dating Goodbye.

Shaun King has been on Facebook talking about a lot of -ism and -ice issues at a Florida school. Alumni have weighed in and the school has responded.

 

Your Thoughts First

How do you think about being married?  > Join the discussion.

How do we think about religious liberty and anti-discrimination? > Read the results.

Who To Follow

Jeff Chu is writing about his experiences engaging with the LGBTQ community in Uganda.

 
 

Emily Joy is discussing I Kissed Dating Goodbye and why #stillpurityculture is a problem.    

 
 

Watch This

Orlando shooting survivor, Angel Colon, broke his leg during the attack. Watch him walk for the first time since the tragedy.

 

Read This

Jeff Chu’s Uganda Series on his Medium channel:

Inside one young, gay Ugandan man’s struggle

I Forgot I Hated God

Perseverance of the Saints

Quoted IRL

Our week-ish isn't complete without a shoutout to our favorite art teacher quoted at the last Level Ground Beer & Art Night:

 

See you next week-ish!

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