What Higher Education Should Be Focused On: Psychologist Jordan Peterson is one of the most well-known and sought out speakers in the world. This clip about critical thinking and what higher education institutions ought to be focused on is riveting!
C.S. Lewis’ Dad on Talking Occupations: I am a huge fan of the writings of C.S. Lewis and have collected a hardback version of the complete set (three volumes) of his letters that begin when he is age 8 and stop before his death at age 63. A few days ago, I read a letter to his father dated April 1925. He was 26 years of age at the time. He wrote: “Otherwise I was pretty well hustled during the vacation, working against time to prepare for this term, which, to tell the truth, I began in rather a tired state. As you once said to me, ‘Talking is the most exhausting of all occupations.'” Whether a pastor, teacher, stay-at-home parent, politician, counselor, or some other role, talking can result in great fatigue. Self-care is so important in professions such as these.
The Book of 1 John: I had a wonderful experience lately. It has been a long time since I read through 1 John in the New Testament in a slow and prayerful manner. I had an experience that I seldom have: I felt that I was reading this book in the Bible for the first time. While I definitely read some verses that I recalled, the overall message of the book as well as some of the specific words, phrases, and sections utterly gripped me. The centrality of Christ, faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the only means of being right with God, the absolute necessity of expressing love for God through loving acts for others, and other themes captivated me. I then read 2nd and 3rd John which are really short. I plan on slowly reading the book over and over during the next few months and studying it as well. Oh how lovely is the Word of God? Do you love it? Did you cherish it once but now find yourself cherishing other written material above it?