Most days my mornings beginning roughly the same: I get up, make the kids their breakfast and then sit down to drink my coffee while reading the news. My interaction with the news is not through a physical paper but is filtered through the News and Twitter apps on my phone. Because of this, my … Continue reading Why I Chose to Give Up Twitter and Save My Soul
Yesterday I came across this article by Emily Yoffe on Slate - "College Women: Stop Getting Drunk." Yoffe writes on how drunk women on college campuses are much more susceptible to male, often sober, sexual predators. She is clear that she is not blaming women, assault is the man's fault. But choosing not to get … Continue reading Alcohol and Assault
On Sunday Junia was playing in the yard. Emily was right there with her, keeping an eye on her, playing with her. Nevertheless, Junia tripped when she was running and fell onto a rock. She had to go to the emergency room to get the large cut on her head (any cut on your two … Continue reading How My Daughter’s Fall On Her Head Made Me Think About the Gun Debate
What Kind of Book Reader Are You? Do you start a book, read it straight through, then move on to another? Do you just have books around because you like how they look, but you don't really read them? Do you only read at bed-time? Do you hate to read? This fun article helps … Continue reading Books, Parenting, Vaccines and Some Politics (Recent Reads)
In my home county of Lancaster, PA an atheist has filed a complaint over a restaurant's Sunday promotion. The restaurant's crime: in order to drum up business on Sundays they offered a discount coupon to anyone who presented a bulletin from a church. Oh the horror! John Wolff, who is an atheist, filed the complaint … Continue reading But Complaining About Pointless Stuff is Our Thing!
Junia turned 5 months old today. She'll be heading to school in five years or so. Amazon also released their Kindle Fire today. Along with this, the price of the original Kindle is now $79, a little more than half of what I paid for one back in January. As someone who thoroughly enjoys … Continue reading Will my daughter ever hold a textbook?
This semester our theme for Thursday nights is "God Questions?" We are looking at questions people on campus have about God, religion, the Bible and so on. Last night we discussed the Bible and slavery. Modern-day slavery, human trafficking, is an issue that more and more Christians are learning about and taking steps to end. … Continue reading Recent Reads
Each year Beloit College releases a "mindset list". The goal is to provide "a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall". I love reading this list each year as it provides a window into the world incoming freshman have grown up in. Some of my favorites from … Continue reading Recent Reads – College Mindset List!
Campus Crusade for Christ is changing their name to Cru. Imagine if the original crusaders had thought of that kind of thing! Should the US legalize polygamy? Christianity Today interviews the founder of Wired magazine, pretty cool. Beware the rules Christians advocate for that take away the rights of other religions to worship, for these … Continue reading Recent Reads
When I was in Madrid we spent an afternoon walking around one of the huge museums there. I love the old paintings with biblical themes, but I was surprised at how many of those paintings featured nudity. At least one pastor does not approve of such art. In my opinion, this is an instance of … Continue reading Recent Reads