- Vitriol infests Warren family grief: A shocking number are taking this moment of media attention to lash out at Warren on the digital tom-toms. The attacks are aimed at him personally and at his Christian message. (See also Rick Warren’s Horrific Tragedy & The Sickening Response of Some “Christians.”)
- Why Playing Outdoors Makes Children Smarter: It is through unstructured, open-ended creative play that children learn the ways of the world. While playing outside, children explore with all their senses, they witness new life, they create imaginary worlds and they negotiate with each other to create a playful environment.
- Snap Judgments: Our Societal Obsession With Taking Pictures: The danger of using photos as markers is that images appeal to our vanity. We become quickly obsessed with accumulating experiences, capturing them in photos, and publicly displaying our photos as trophies. If we aren’t careful, our Facebook pages and blogs can become trophy cases of our own accomplishments.
- Why Mentoring Matters: To be clear, I am not opposed to programs. Well-designed and well-implemented programs can be an effective step in disciplemaking. My concern is that programmatic discipleship built solely around small groups and directed studies misses the most obvious New Testament means of disciplemaking: one-to-one mentoring.
- 25 Things Turning 25 This Year. Battle Chess was awesome!
Just for Fun
- Every now and then something happens in college sports that is truly touching. The Nebraska football team sharing some time on the field with a young cancer patient is one of those moments.