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Despair.com: Blogging

October 28, 2008

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I just got the catalog in the mail with a few new ones. While virtually all of the demotivators are brilliant, this one seemed appropriate for this venue. Hilarious…and of course, quite true. Why then do we spend so much time in this kind of actvity? Well, I muse, and perhaps a few will actually […]

Steps & Springer – A Partnership Between Research and Practice

October 21, 2008

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While reading this (.pdf) article, (The Gospel and the Happiness Paradox) I was intrigued by Ortberg’s mention of the Journal of Happiness Studies. Here is the website, and here is the most recent abstract (Volume 9, Number 3 / September, 2008). I appreciate the connection here between the social “sciences” and Biblical Theology (and now […]

The Blue Parakeet | A Review & Critique

October 19, 2008

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Scot McKnight, The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible, (Zondervan, 2008). [This review is of the Advance Reader Copy. All page numbers refer to that edition]. (Out of Ur review 1, and 2) There are several reviews out there, most of them favorable, thanks to Zondervan’s marketing genius (congratulations to all you “advance” […]

Mother Takes Daughter To Brawl – Fighting Juvenile Behavior in Parents: A Youth Worker’s Manifesto

October 18, 2008

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This video on CNN depicts a graphic glimpse into some parenting styles of our current era. There are some provocative quotes that are worth comment and consideration: – Some people should just not be parents…We wonder why we have problems in our society with our children, but we have parents of the year like this. […]

Call + Response | Notes & Review

October 18, 2008

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I took five of my high schoolers to see this film last night. After watching, they mentioned that they are more grateful for the lives that they have, recognizing that there are people in the world that have it a lot worse than they. They did respond with a sense of responsibility, but it’s hard […]

Rosetta Stone – How Language Learning is for Living

October 1, 2008

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My wife and I just bought Rosetta Stone (Hebrew) and are enjoying it tremendously. The User’s Guide explains a bit of the philosophy behind this very successful language acquisition program, and it is worth noting. As usual, I’ll share some comments. LEARN AS CHILDREN LEARN – IMMERSION It is the best way to learn, at […]

Our Financial Crisis – Money is Truly About Behavior and Discipline

October 1, 2008

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My second post of Lencioni’s commentary. This is the closing paragraph from “The Financial Crisis.” And so the lesson that comes from all of this, or at least one of the most important ones, has nothing to do with legislation or economic policy or oversight. It is a personal lesson that each of us can […]