- The Science of Procrastination and Our ’Smart’ Brains: Procrastination is, in fact, an emotional issue, not a time-management issue. It is about the fear of losing, the fear of guilt and the fear of making a mistake. (The Next Web)
- The ‘Terror’ of Noah: How Darren Aronofsky Interprets the Bible: The controversial director talks about his lifelong fascination with Noah’s ark and why it’s the messages of biblical stories—not the historical details—that matter. (The Atlantic)
- Hooray for “worthless” education! We live in one of the few cultures in the world that has the ideal of pursuing happiness – not industry, not wealth – built into its national character, and yet we increasingly treat the notion of educating ourselves in how to be well-rounded, sentient beings as a pointless expense. And learning for its own satisfaction is all but laughed at. (Salon)
- The Friendless Pastor: It’s ironic that pastors, who talk the most about the need for community, experience it the least. Our days and nights are filled with calls, meetings, and interactions with people. But despite lots of people contact, we have few trusted peers. We have too many relationships and too few friends. (Leadership)
- Kindle Deal: Reading for Preaching by Cornelius Plantinga. $3.99.
Just for Fun
- It’s not the size of the dog but the size of the attitude that counts.