What I’m Reading (July 30)

Today’s Exhausted Superkids. (NYT)

A Mini Theology of Technology. (Reinke)

The Example We Set. (Becoming Minimalist)

Is Our Stance on Aborion too Flimsy? (Desiring God)

Francis, Obama and Ideological Colonization. (First Things)

This is the coolest.


It Takes a Village…

C.S. Lewis argues that it takes a community of people to get to know an individual person. Reflecting on his own friendships, he observed that some aspects of one of his friend’s personality were brought out only through interaction with a second friend. That meant if he lost the second friend, he lost the part of the first friend that was otherwise invisible.

“By myself I am not large enough to call the whole man into activity; I want other lights than my own to show all his facets.”

Prayer (by Keller)


How to Raise Smart Kids

This is from the appendix of the excellent Smartest Kids in the World. I thought it was tremendous.

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What I’m Reading (July 29)

Americans are finally eating less. (NYT)

On loving discipline. (Saddington)

Reading David Foster Wallace in the Digital Age. (Medium)


David Foster Wallace on worship

I don’t even need to comment on this.


What I’m Reading (July 28)

What does being a NYT bestseller even mean? (Hopes and Fears)

With ad blocking on the rise, what happens to online publishers? (NPR)

Book review: What Pet Should I Get? (NYT)

Why time flies. (Maximilian Kiener)


What you can learn from Zach Johnson

Zach Johnson just won the 2015 Open. He’s not a very good player and yet he has two more majors now than Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day … combined.

His key? A myriad of teammates who stay in their respective lanes. His wife, his caddie, his swing coach, his sports psychologist, his trainers, his agent, his statistician, his spiritual mentor and his financial advisor.


“I know this seems like a lot — and maybe even too much,” Johnson readily admitted, “but each individual has their place. Each place is different in its role and capacity. In order for me to practice, work out and just play golf, I need these individuals along the way. There is a freedom that comes with having such a great group that allows me to just play.”


What I’m Reading (July 27)

What Joseph can teach us about adoption. (TGC)

Turning 50 and still fighting for faith. (Desiring God)

For the love of God, bring back the EA Sports ‘NCAA Football’ games. (Grantland)

Please try Romanian Scrabble. (538)

How to raise boys that read. (WSJ)

Q&A with No Laying Up. (Golf WRX)

On why election is Godly…


What I’m Reading (July 22)

Where to start. This is the best explanation of how to engage the beginning of entrepreneurship. (Saddington)

It’s Americanization- we interpret scripture in a way that is consistent not with authorial intent, but our own culture. (Patheos)

The greatest Scrabble player of all time. (NPR)

Is Christianity dying? (Village)

Stuff I learned

A Sobering Bit From a Great Book

I recently finished reading Michael Bamberger’s Men In Green. It was awesome and I loved it. This part, near the end, really smacked me, though. The author was visiting someone he used to caddie for when he was a kid, much younger than I am now.