Debt, Ethics and a Seminary Education
“Churches are now filled with, and led by, people who are often drowning in debt and struggling to think about much else. Even closer to home, debt has reached crisis proportions for those of us who venture to study at America’s expensive seminaries on our own dime. Maybe this is just wrong.”
Dispatches from Blighty: The Don and Driscoll
A Brit on Britain. Probably worth a listen! I totally agree with Jeremy’s cynicism about some of the rather optimistic stats that have been quoted about British church-going in various places.
Government and its rivals
Ross Douthat critiques the President’s new healthcare regulations and the impact on religious groups: “Sectarian self-segregation is O.K., but good Samaritanism is not.”
How abuse changes a child’s brain
The brains of children raised in violent families resemble the brains of soldiers exposed to combat.
How sitting all day is damaging your body and what you can do to counteract it
The stats will make you jump out of your chair: “Do you sit in an office chair or on your couch for more than six hours a day? Then here are some disturbing facts: Your risk of heart disease has increased by up to 64 percent. You’re shaving off seven years of quality life. You’re also more at risk for certain types of cancer. Simply put, sitting is killing you. That’s the bad news. The good news: It’s easy to counteract no matter how lazy you are.”
Here’s a video to get you started!