A Marriage Leaning on Jesus and Longing for Heaven | Desiring God
A short update on Ian and Larissa. See Kindle book offer below.
Why the Race Conversation Is So Hard | 9Marks
Jonathan Leeman highlights a number of political and spiritual difficulties with discussing race issues.
The Sgt. Schultz generation | World Magazine: Marvin Olasky
“We’re certainly not the greatest generation. We’re not even a pretty good generation. We’re the Sgt. Schultz generation.”
Helicopter parents are not the only problem. Colleges coddle students, too. | The Washington Post
“In the past decade, college campuses have turned into one big danger-free zone, where students live in a bubble and are asked to take few, if any, risks in their education.”
The Best Colleges for Low Income Students | Lifehacker
“College is an insanely expensive endeavor, and for low income students there are all kinds of factors to consider. Priceonomics crunched some numbers to attempt to come up with the best schools for low income students.”
Insomnia – The Non-Sleeping Giant | The Aquila Report
“All of a sudden, out of the blue, as if the Lord needed to teach me to be more humble and compassionate with others, I found that I had insomnia.”
Gospel Conversation in an Age of Texting, Tweeting, and Distraction | Randy Newman
“I expected a revolt. Instead, I got gratitude. I anticipated accusations of being a crotchety old man, but students told me they felt a sense of relief. I had just announced my decision to no longer allow computers or cell phones (or other tools of technology) in my classroom. ”
Recommended New Book
A History of Western Philosophy and Theology by John Frame. So glad for this book, especially as I’ve been using older books of a similar nature for the past six months. A modern cataloging and analysis is most welcome.
Eight Twenty Eight: When Love Didn’t Give Up by Ian and Larissa Murphy $2.99.
Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and be More Productive by memory world champion Kevin Horsley $4.99. Worth a try! It’s fascinating even to see the potential of the human mind.
Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently by John Maxwell $3.99.
For education not edification. If you want to know where our culture is at regarding that most important of influences – motherhood – have a look at this video. You’ll weep when one mom describes her desire to raise a gender-neutral child. What’s so painful is to see this being equated with the “evil” of judging someone for not breastfeeding.