The Link, February 20, 2009: Kobe Bryant, Whiny Students, and Sermon “Battle Plans”

kobe1. You should watch the hilarious Nike viral video featuring Kobe Bryant as a salesman for “ankle insurance.” Well worth the 2:20 of your life.

2. Grade-obsessed students, meet thy judgment: the Times has a great story on grade inflation and student attitudes. Key quotation: “A recent study by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, found that a third of students surveyed said that they expected B’s just for attending lectures, and 40 percent said they deserved a B for completing the required reading.”

This is absolutely ridiculous, and far too many Christian students I know evince exactly this kind of attitude.  We are a proud, lazy and entitled generation, and we often don’t deserve the grades we get.  If you’re a student concerned with grades, read the article, and check your heart.  I know I’m doing that, and I’m going to write about this more extensively.

3. Former MLB ballplayer Doug Glanville offers a provocative take on the Alex Rodriguez affair (the one about steroids, not his adultery behind his wife’s back, which destroyed the home life of his two tiny, adorable children).

4. How does Mars Hill Church of Seattle plan a sermon series?  Here’s how.

–Have a great weekend, all.

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