Archives for January 2014

How Young is Too Young for Leaders?

It’s harder to be a leader when young than old, and the old folks don’t always respect the young leaders and the young often get irritated with the older folks. So, what to do? I suggest reading a short chapter by John R.W. Stott, in his book Problems of Christian Leadership (IVP, 2013). Yes, of course, [Read More…]

Chicago Weather, and Everywhere Else

Source (HT: :mic): THE WINDY CITY TEMPERATURE CONVERSION CHART 60° F: Arizonans shiver uncontrollably; people in Chicago are still sunbathing. 50° F: Californians try to turn on the heat; people in Chicago plant gardens. 40° F: Italian sports cars won’t start; people in Chicago drive with the windows down. 32° F: Distilled water freezes; Lake [Read More…]

Dead Products in 5 Years

Source: Any surprises? What would you say will be gone in 5 years? With the speed of innovation in the tech industry, we can’t know every piece of technology that will fill our everyday lives in five years, but we can predict what won’t last. As smartphones begin to render low-end cameras obsolete and Netflix continues to upend [Read More…]

Prayer for this Week

O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [Read more…]

Body Maps of Emotions

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Not all Nuts are as Nutty

Source: 23 almonds weigh about 1 ounce. As do roughly 167 pine nuts, 49 pistachios, and 19 pecan halves. Take a look at the chart below for other 1 ounce counts. 1 ounce of almonds, hazelnuts, or pistachios delivers 3 to 4 grams of fiber. Not a lot more than other types, which have 1 [Read More…]

Weekly Meanderings, 4 January 2014

Thinking of warmer weather might help us in this frigid weather. As Andy Williams Griffith once said, “What it was was football.” Well, the shape of the football deserves explanation: The reason a football bounces so strangely is because of its shape. A football is a prolate spheroid, and it’s shaped that way because that’s [Read More…]

How to Give Your Child an Academic Advantage

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Fun with the Woman at the Well (John Frye)

To start this New Year, we’re going to have a little fun with the “Woman at the Well” story from John 4. I want to present Jesus in some contemporary media images.  Today Jesus is like Oprah. Jesus sat down on the edge of Jacob’s Well near Sychar and said, “Welcome, friends! Today’s show will [Read More…]

Corporal Punishment: Thoughts?

William Webb, in his newest book, Corporal Punishment in the Bible: A Redemptive-Movement Hermeneutic for Troubling Texts, examines what might be called the traditional view of spanking among evangelical Christians. He calls it the “two smacks max” or “two spanks max” method. He begins with that method and examines whether it is really biblical. Thus, [Read More…]