A Generational Shift in Understanding Life with Down Syndrome
Theo Malekin writes in The Atlantic: “We were also lucky that the head of the pediatric intensive care unit where Hazel spent her first month of life had a positive outlook on children with Down Syndrome. I remember him telling us not to place limits on what she could do, his relief when it became clear we were committed to our daughter.”

Little Chick
Beautiful, beautiful love.

8 Steps to Bring Pastors out of Isolation
Paul Tautges summarizes a section of Paul Tripp’s book, Dangerous Calling.

A Working Class Manual on how to Reach the Middle Classes with the Gospel of Jesus
Have a painful laugh at yourself.

Mea Culpa: Learning from Mistakes in Ministry
Brian Croft: “Kyle McClellan came out of seminary celebrated as a most gifted man and was told by everyone in his life he would conquer the world for Jesus.  But pastoring four churches in ten years left Kyle beaten, battered, and asking all sorts of questions.  With a very blunt, transparency Kyle shares about his journey.”

Need a job? Invent it
Fascinating article by Thomas Friedman: “Because knowledge is available on every Internet-connected device, what you know matters far less than what you can do with what you know. The capacity to innovate — the ability to solve problems creatively or bring new possibilities to life — and skills like critical thinking, communication and collaboration are far more important than academic knowledge. As one executive told me, ‘We can teach new hires the content, and we will have to because it continues to change, but we can’t teach them how to think — to ask the right questions — and to take initiative.’” Related Forbes article here: Why your kid can’t get a job.