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"In 1978, the farmers in a small Chinese village called Xiaogang gathered in a mud hut to sign a secret contract. They thought it might get them executed. Instead, it wound up transforming China's economy in ways that are still reverberating today."
I hope Yen Jingchang is able to share more of his tale without endangering himself. His is the kind of story that makes me stop and cry out, Is there a biographer in the house? (via @brainpicker)
3. "From Faith to Faithing" Is following Jesus more like a noun (faith) or a verb (faithing)? Kara Powell explores how the faithing view is more in line with the Apostle Peter's example. (via @kpowellfyi. Powell is author of Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids)
5. Bloggers: "Is perfectionism stalling your productivity?" 5 encouragements for the blogger perfectionist by Darren Rowse (@problogger). Most intriguing tip: "Realize that an incomplete post will probably attract more comments." What do you think, have you seen success with an "incomplete" post on your blog? Leave a comment on this Re:Word post.
6. Did you see the "Sling Baby" Doritos ad from the Superbowl? Creator Sean Gaffney wrote a Q&A about the experience on his blog. (Gaffney has worked on Veggie Tales and is the author of Larry Boy and the Emperor of Envy. He's on Twitter at @gaffneyinkwell.)
7. What a nebula sounds like - when it's slowed down 1.75 trillion times, anyway. "So you're telling me," says my coworker Rich Tatum, "that the crab nebula is like the porpoise of the universe?" (Link via planetarium educator @rickeyainsworth.)
- Adam Forrest, Zondervan
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