Online Reading (Dec. 23, 2016)

Technerdiness: Apparently some people have turned to body modification to keep apple airpods in their ears.

Grieving: Remember that Christmas can actually be a harder time for some. Desiring God gives some thoughts as we pray for friends and family that may be grieving in a time of great joy.

Politics: Some think the religious right is monolithic. Even in a year that saw evangelicals overwhelmingly rally around a candidate, get religion points to a story of deep division among evangelicals over president Donald Trump.

Charity: As we think about giving this Christmas season, remember that loving our fellows can mean thinking about needs that don’t necessarily tug at our heart strings as much, CBC reports.