Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday Meanderings

"Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God..." (Rev. 20:4) Thank God there are still Christians on this planet who believe the Gospel is worth dying for and places where it is recognized to be a matter of life and death that it is.
(HT to John Piper)


The unsung sacrifice of hymnwriter Isaac Watts.


HT goes to Gumpy.


I've happened upon another resource to aid in forming political conclusions and opinions based upon facts, rather than fiction or fear. Falsehoods and misrepresentations from both the left and the right political wings are put to the test here.

Getting enough vitamin D? When I was a child I used to hear stories of kids with a disease called rickets, caused by a deficiency of vitamin D. You don't hear much about that anymore, especially since the fortification of milk began, but that could be changing.

D.A. Carson on inerrancy:




I've been known to write about the death of grammar instruction in schools. But there's another rich aspect of language, communication and culture facing potentially imminent demise I'd not given much thought to before: the death of handwriting.



Encouragement to get the most from your reading:

HT to Josh.

4 comments:

Jeri said...

Thanks for the tidbits, Laurie. The video about Isaac Watts was especially encouraging. The singing of the church remains a troublesome issue in many cases.

Jessica Watson said...

Laurie,
Is the "How to Read A Book" video taken from the book with that very title by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doran? It sounds like it because that is one of their premises - that reading is the art "by which you lift yourself from a state of understanding less to understanding more." I am reading that very book right now in preparation for the literature class I will be teaching this fall. This is such an important concept that many Christians simply do not understand. A young woman in my church said to me recently that she had stopped reading Isaiah because she found it too difficult. And I have lost count of the number of times when I have tried to recommend books to people and they have cut me short with that very statement made on the video, "Oh, that would be over my head."
Interesting stuff. I can't wait to get into it with my students!

Laurie M. said...

Yes Jess, that actually IS Mortimer Adler.
I understand your concern, and agree with this man's perspective. When I led a group of ladies through TheRare Jewel, I was concerned,as were they about it being to difficult. Turns out not one person dropped out of that (very lengthy) study for that reason. The rose to the challenge and we were all blessed.

barrywallace said...

Great links, Laurie. I especially appreciated the Isaac Watts video and PolitiFact. Thanks.