- Watching TV can make you a better person: New research provides tentative evidence that it can—but only if viewers take time to reflect on the personal implications of what they have just watched. (Salon)
- Of Gods and Cubicles: Religion, the Office and the Law: issues of religion in the workplace are becoming more fraught and complex. Experts cite immigration, more frank conversations about faith and spirituality and growing assertiveness among workers as reasons for the number of complaints. (Wall Street Journal)
- 9 Things You Should Know About Persecution of Christians in 2013: Christians are the single most widely persecuted religious group in the world today. As we pray for the persecuted church, here are nine things you should know about the plight of believers around the globe. (Gospel Coalition)
- The Neuroscience Behind How Sleep Cleans Your Brain: We know that getting even a measly extra hour of sleep a night can have major benefits for us–like more memories, less anxiety, and happier genes. But scientists have tested another hypothesis for why we need to spend so much time horizontal: Sleep cleans our brains. (Fast Company)
- Zondervan is celebration Reformation Week with a pretty fabulous ebook sale. Head over there and grab titles like Michael Horton’s Pilgrim Theology ($7.99), Tim Keller’s Center Church ($8.99), Gregg Allison’s Historical Theology ($5.99), and many more.
Just for Fun
- 27 Actors Who Got Their Start on Miami Vice. I have to say, it’s quite an impressive list.