Happy New Year! Here’s the best of the week from around the blogosphere.
Best News. “Pope Francis Is Trying to Rally 1.2 Billion Catholics to Help Avert a Global Disaster” by Tom McKay at World Mic.
Best Advice. “Counting Gifts Instead of Problems” by Abby McDonald, guest-posting at Purposeful Faith.
Geekiest Post. “Who Would Win and All-Out Battle: Star Wars or Star Trek?” by Rom Lokken at Gizmodo.
Best Theological Post. “Why it Matters That the Bible Was Written by Human Beings” by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry at Inebriate Me.
Best Parenting Post. “A Tale of 2 Elsa-Themed Birthday Parties” by Jennie Sutherland at Huff Post Parents.
Best Question. “Is Depression a Kind of Allergic Reaction?” by Caroline Williams in The Guardian.
Best What If? “The Alternate Histories of Mario Cuomo” by Russell Berman in The Atlantic.
Best Infographic. “‘Let it Go’ with Phonetically Accurate Lyrics” by Andy Herald at How to be a Dad.
Best Commentary. “The NYPD’s ‘Work Stoppage’ is Surreal” by Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone.
Best Reflection. “Hail Mary: You Have More in Common with the Mother of Jesus than You Think” by James Martin at Slate.
Best Story. “The Most Important Cardboard Box Ever?” by Stephen Dowling at BBC News Magazine.
Best Bad Idea. “Nothing Gold Can Stay: In Pursuit of the Best Sports Account on Twitter” by Jon Bois at SBNation.
Best Confession. “I Am Lord Business” by Buzz Bishop at DadCamp.
Best Video. “The Teleporter” by Glove and Boots (via YouTube).
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