this went thru my mind


Brain & reading: The Brain and Reading

“… when people learn to read, brain areas designed for other skills are being converted for the reading skill.”

Culture & homosexuality: How to Win a Culture War and Lose a Generation by Rachel Held Evans

“When asked by The Barna Group what words or phrases best describe Christianity, the top response among Americans ages 16-29 was ‘antihomosexual.’ For a staggering 91 percent of non-Christians, this was the first word that came to their mind when asked about the Christian faith. The same was true for 80 percent of young churchgoers. (The next most common negative images? : ‘judgmental,’ ‘hypocritical,’ and ‘too involved in politics.’)”

Honesty: Bonhoeffer on Telling the Truth

“Under the heat of the Nazis, in Tegel prison, and surely under the cloud of having participated in a conspiracy to wipe out Hitler, and clearly how he responded in interrogations and concealed the conspiracy, [Dietrich] Bonhoeffer wrote a short essay, or a fragment, called “What does it mean to tell the truth?””

Introverts: 5 Ways I Breakout of My Introversion by Ron Edmonson

“I am frequently confused for an extrovert. On Sundays and other important days of ministry I can perform as an extrovert. I assure you, it’s not the real me!”

Parenting: So How Do We Talk About This? When Children See Internet Pornography by Amy O’Leary

“There is no set script, and no predictable moment for the conversation.”

Politics: Partisan Psychology: Why Do People Choose Political Loyalties Over Facts? by Shanikar Vedantmm

“… partisans reject such information not because they’re against the facts, but because it’s painful.”

Simplicity: The 10 Most Important Things to Simplify in Your Life by Joshua Becker

“Based on our personal journey, our conversations, and our observations, here is a list of the 10 most important things to simplify in your life today to begin living a more balanced, joyful lifestyle.”

Social networking: Here’s Why Google and Facebook Might Completely Disappear in the Next 5 Years by Eric Jackson

“Mobile companies born since 2010 have a very different view of the world.”

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