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What’s Good // What’s Bad: Kids Edition

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This weekly feature gives you the best of what’s good and what’s bad out there in the snarkiverse. This content is explored more in-depth on our weekly radio show, Snarky Faith, so you should check that out too. Without further adieu… here’s your rundown this week of the good, bad and ugly of the interwebs. Enjoy!

• Life happens, especially when you have kids. It’s rarely expected, often embarrassing, but ultimately you just have to laugh. Take this example of a rogue kiddo as he interrupts a weatherman mid-broadcast to offer his own weather prediction, “There are farts everywhere. And toots!!” Someone hire this kid pronto. I want him to give me the weather every day.

• As a parent, we’ve always had those moments when the kiddos crash the party, interrupt a phone call or say something inappropriate (that they learned from us). This instance of a kid-tastrophe happened live during a BBC interview. I definitely believe this deserves to be in the parenting hall of fame. Hats off to Professor Robert E. Kelly, of Pusan National University in South Korea for keeping it together. Bonus points for his wife for cleaning up the hilarious carnage. We’ve all be there.

• Say hello to Madison, the newest viral video star. After winds swept through the state of Ohio last week, they had power outages and mass destruction. The winds were even enough to make four-year old, Madison Gardner fly.

• Can twenty-one kids take on Trump and the fossil fuel industry?  I truly hope so.

There’s a showdown a-brewin’ in the courts that has Trump taking on a group of organized and motivated young people from the advocacy group,  Our Children’s Trust. Per their website, “Our Children’s Trust elevates the voice of youth to secure the legal right to a stable climate and healthy atmosphere for the benefit of all present and future generations.”

From Mashable: “If successful, this first-of-its-kind lawsuit could force even a skeptical government to curb carbon dioxide emissions and help communities adapt to the effects of global warming.”

Can I get an amen?

 

If you see any snark-worthy news that’s either good or bad, feel free to send it us: questions@snarkyfaith.com. Have a great week!

 

How to Make Change

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A snarky take on how change happens

Snarky Faith 8/2/16

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A rundown on the topic of social justice, movement, and how to make change. Join us as we continue our conversation from the previous week about how faith should inform advocacy. Is there hope that faith can inform action in a way that doesn’t get muddled within politics and power grabbing? We think so.

Come along for the ride as we skewer through life, culture and spirituality. Tune in to find out more.

Pokemon & Black Lives Matter

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A snarky take on Advocacy and Change

Snarky Faith 7/19/16

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A rundown on of the topics of Pokemon Go and the Black Lives Matter movement. In the midst of the insane whirlwind of the current political season, we talk about advocacy and social justice in the face of technology and the religious posturing. Is there hope that faith can inform action that exists outside the realm of politics? We think so.

Join us as we skewer through life, culture and spirituality. Tune in to find out more.

The Frank Shaefer Interview

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A little while back, I had the pleasure of talking with LGBTQ activist, advocate and United Methodist pastor, Rev. Frank Schaefer. This exclusive interview is part of a Snarky Faith Radio show on why dialogue, not debate, is needed more in the church today. To listen to the show, click here.