What I’m Reading – 5/5/2017

Below are some of the articles and books I’ve read recently that you may enjoy checking out.

  • “The real tragedy in the shooting of Jordan Edwards,” (Jamar Tisby, CNN) — Tisby is a strong believer who provides a helpful and sobering corrective to some trends in reporting on this tragedy: “But if you think Jordan didn’t deserve to die because he was a good student, then you’re missing the point. Jordan’s achievements don’t make him any more valuable than a person who had trouble in school and a history of bad decisions. What makes a person’s life precious is simply the fact that he or she is a living, breathing human being. As wonderful a teenager as Jordan was, his death would be no less tragic if his record had been less admirable.”

  • “Pain is Good for You,” (Tate Cockrell) — Cockrell provides some wonderful insights on the blessing that feeling pain is, dspite the fact that it hurts!