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"It's not uncommon to hear students remark on how much they look forward to being done with English. Who knows what language they'll use then?" That from James Courter, who recently retired as an English prof. He recalls notes from students who were late to class because they couldn't get into "the proper frame of mime" but acknowledged that was a "poultry excuse." Another knew he couldn't get into an "Ivory League School" mostly because of his "halfhazard" work. A young woman worried about how she would make it after graduation in "this doggy-dog world." More here.
"If you hear someone tell you that complementarity means you have to get married, have dozens of babies, be a stay-at-home housewife, clean toilets, completely forego a career, chuck your brain, tolerate abuse, watch “Leave it to Beaver” re-runs, bury your gifts, deny your personality, and bobble-head nod “yes” to everything men say, don’t believe her. That’s a straw (wo)man misrepresentation. It’s not complementarianism." Mary Kassian.
"The current incarnation of the Internet—portable, social, accelerated, and all-pervasive—may be making us not just dumber or lonelier but more depressed and anxious, prone to obsessive-compulsive and attention-deficit disorders, even outright psychotic. Our digitized minds can scan like those of drug addicts, and normal people are breaking down in sad and seemingly new ways" (Tony Dokupil for The Daily Beast)
Related: Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, says that Western innovation has moved from the asperational moonshot to the triflings of Instagram: "Inventions have become less visible and transformative. We're no longer changing the shape of the physical world or even of society. We are altering internal states, transforming the invisible self or its bodily container. Not surprisingly, when you step back and take a broad view, it often looks like stagnation—or decadence....If we want to see a resurgence in big thinking and grand invention, if we want to promote breakthroughs that will improve not only our own lives but those of our grandchildren, we need to enlarge our aspirations. We need to look outward again. If our own dreams are small and self-centered, we can hardly blame inventors for producing trifles."
8 Simple Instructions for Sharing Christ
An Interview with Bobby Gruenewald, Founder of YouVersion. This is the most popular (free) Bible app for smartphones and tablets. I've used it for a few years to read and study the Bible; I'm now using it for my daily Bible reading plan.