Lifestyle

A Powerful Challenge

A friend shared this post (HT: Rob Martin) from the Mennonite World Review that I couldn’t wait to post. (I have ideas for a new series coming next week.) Here is a snippet from the post that caught my attention: Did you know that every year 15,000 children age out of the foster care system in […]

The Power of Position

How we position our bodies says a lot to others about our confidence and our abilities, but it also says a lot to us. Thanks to Cody Wanner for pointing me toward this wonderful TED video. I would love to know more about her study techniques, and the graph with a non-zero baseline bugs me, […]

Bruxy Cavey on Discipleship

An interesting reminder on the difference between a Savior and a Lord. (HT: Rob Martin)

The Cure for the Full Inbox?

A friend of mine posted a link to this “Email Charter“, a list of suggestions that could help all of us keep better control on the contents of our email inbox! 1. Respect Recipients’ Time This is the fundamental rule. As the message sender, the onus is on YOU to minimize the time your email […]

Does Smoking Pot Lower IQ?

Apparently, the answer is yes. (HT: Josh Wood) And worse, if you start young, it appears the brain is less able to regain the IQ points lost while smoking. We could have a discussion about the methodology used, and we should beware that correlation does not imply causation in an observational study such as this. […]

TED Talk Tuesday: Part 3

This TED Talk is a little mindblowing. Embrace your inner nerd (even if you don’t think you have one) and marvel at where technology could be headed. Then consider that this technology is being developed by the government, and wonder what we don’t know about the real cutting edge, and worry about the unintended consequences […]

Update from Rob Martin

Yesterday I posted about an attempt from The Simple Way to speak to the injustice they see in Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s proposed ordinance basically abolishing feeding the homeless unless you have permits and do it at approved places. My friend Rob Martin decided to participate in this gathering, and wrote about the experience over […]

TED Talk Tuesday

After a little bit of a lull due to Spring Break here at Messiah College and the ton of backed up grading, I thought I’d return today with a trio of TED Talks that I’ve found interesting. To begin, here is a talk about why you will fail to have a great career. Don’t worry, […]

The Power of Introverts

This is an amazing and powerful talk from Susan Cain at TED this year about the power of introverts. She suggests that our current education and work environments have shifted from catered toward introverts to heavily favoring extroverts. She asks for us to provide space for both. This is worth the listen, and consideration for […]

Chris Smith on Why He Abstains from Voting

I resonated with much of a piece from Chris Smith from Relevant Magazine. Relevant is currently in the process of offering a series of Christian perspectives on politics. (Previous posts come from a Christian Libertarian, Christian Republican and a Christian Democrat.) Chris is offering an explanation for his choice not to vote. I’ll give you a taste of his philosophy, and […]