- How to Deal with an ‘Over-Talker’ in Your Group: Bible study groups are composed of all types of people. Some are extroverts. Some are introverts. Some are long-time Christians. Some are new disciples. Some may be seekers. Some rarely talk in the group. And then there are those who like to talk — a lot.
- 7 Ways Thomas Merton Changed the World: Is it a stretch to say that the Trappist monk and spiritual master Thomas Merton, who died in 1968 but whose 100th birthday we celebrate this week, changed the world? Perhaps. But he surely changed people’s lives, and if that’s not enough to change the world, I’m not sure what is. With God’s grace, he did the following. (OnFaith)
- The Value of Remembering Ordinary Moments: Though writing down daily events may seem mundane, participants in a recent study were happy to have records of them in the future. (The Atlantic)
- Piece By Piece, Monks Scramble To Preserve Iraq’s Christian History: In private, the monks say they think this upheaval will drive the last of Iraq’s Christians out. They’re trying to document as much of the heritage as they can before all this disappears. (NPR)