Education. I studied it in college (is that irony?) and have worked in the field most of my adult life. My week started with a number of interesting articles on the topic, then branched out into a larger variety of topics.
I would love to hear what you think, and see what you’ve had open on your desktop this week.
Here’s what I’ve been reading:
One Reason It’s Hard to Change a Person’s Mind About Politics (and Science) … at Proslogion. This is about thought, not politics. In fact, the article begins with this statement, “most political discussions produce lots of heat but very little light.” It follows an interesting experiment that looks at how we form our beliefs. Really interesting!
Most Colleges Have Given Up on Real Education … at The Stream. This article and one it links to (A Survival Guide for Religious Believers on Campus) mirror what I’ve been reading about colleges in America for years. We don’t want to believe that it’s as bad as it is…but Christian parents, please hear me: IT IS!
University Students Stumble Over Who Has the Right to Live and Work According to Beliefs … at Alliance Defending Freedom. This short video does a fantastic job of getting us to look logically at some issues that are usually viewed through emotion. Watch with your teens and open up some discussion about the topic.
12 Honest Vows You Won’t Hear at a Wedding … at FaithIt. “When the storms of life come, a few well-structured, emotional sentences won’t do you any good. You need something more practical. More realistic. You need guardrails to keep you from running off the road.”
What’s Your Secret? Overcoming the Fear of Discovery … at Fear Warrior Blog. Satan convinces us that the worst thing that could ever happen would be for someone to find out about our sin. The truth is, that’s often our path to freedom from sin and to real community with those around us.
5 Ways You May Be Emasculating Your Husband Without Realizing It … at Faithfully Committed. A joke here, a comment there…all the while we are hurting our husband and damaging our marriage without even knowing. (Guilty!) This article can help you give yourself an honest assessment of how you’re doing at treating the man you pledged to love and honor.
A Warning from Overseas: Norway’s Government-Abducted Children … at Alliance Defending Freedom. Alarming to say the least. “This story should serve as a warning for what happens when a government agency is given too much power.”
Spring Cleaning for the Rest of Us …. at The Proverbial Homemaker. This is a “flexible spring cleaning plan that you can make as light or robust as you like depending on your goals and daily life.” Printable checklists and suggestions make this doable for everyone. What I love about this is that you create your plan based on your family, your house. It’s not a cookie-cutter-one-size-fits-all challenge.
What have you been reading lately?
*A brief disclaimer…I found these particular articles read-worthy. That doesn’t mean that I agree with or advocate everything on the site on which individual posts appear.