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Dec
31

Weekend Links (12/30)

Here are some interesting links for your holiday weekend enjoyment! Have fun.

  • Literacy Matters–In Church: “In my former work as a high school teacher and now as an educational researcher, I’ve been amazed at the diversity of teens’ experiences, delighted by the creativity and resourcefulness that they demonstrate in various contexts, and impressed with their articulation about things that matter to them. My experiences with teens don’t negate these “moralistic therapeutic deism” findings from recent national studies, but they do prompt me to go beyond blaming teens for being self-centred and inarticulate.”
  • The Book of Books: What Literature Owes the Bible: Marilynn Robinson has an excellent piece in the NYT on literature and the Bible. “The Bible is the model for and subject of more art and thought than those of us who live within its influence, consciously or unconsciously, will ever know.”