Lucrurile se desfășoară alert în viața noastră odată cu venirea lui Noah. Am pierdut ritmul de 9 luni încoace, dar de două săptămîni trăim din nou binecuvîntarea de a veghea la căpătîiul unui copilaș pe care îl încearcă deja colicile. Este cu adevărat o binecuvîntare. Cîți nu și-ar dori-o?
Să trecem la lecturi scurte:
Din nou despre pornografie și toxicitatea acesteia asupra creierului masculin.
A man turns on his computer to research where to vacation with his wife in the Bahamas. He clicks on a website about a resort and in the corner of the page is beautiful swimsuit model. He tries to take his eyes off of it, but cannot. Just a glimpse of the bikini-clad woman triggers a return of those images from the porn he has seen repeatedly since he was a young boy. A sensation throughout his body begins and he feels that “amazing high” experienced from the last time he looked at pornography. As the high wears off, feelings of shame, guilt, disappointment and failure fill his mind. He feels powerless and weak. Swelling up within is the thought that he’ll never be able to beat this cycle. He wonders if he should just give in – at least he will be able to enjoy the few seconds of pleasure that surge through his body when he lets his mind wander to the porn. Then his wife calls him…
Există vreo relație între sănătate și credință?
Se pare că DA. Iată AICI.
Faith Encourages Healthy Behavior
Faith Reduces Stress.
Community Improves Emotional Health
Helping Others Improves Life Satisfaction
Space for the Miraculous
Astăzi am discutat cu băieții din anul I despre căsătorie, despre călăuzire. Noi pretindem că avem lumina. Iată că pînă și fiii veacului își pun mintea la contribuție pentru a lua decizii care să se mențină o viață.
Cu băieții din anul II am discutat despre studiul pe cuvînt.
Don’t get me wrong: roots and etymology are good. They can sometimes give you an interesting back story on why a particular word came to be used to describe a particular thing. They can even help you win the national spelling bee. But they don’t tell you the „real meaning” of a word, because a word’s meaning is not determined by its etymology, but by its usage. The question is not, „Where did this word originate?” but, „What did the writer/speaker mean by it?”
If you proposed to your girlfriend and she said, „No,” but you could somehow prove that „No” came from a Greek word meaning „Yes,” it still wouldn’t do you any good. “No” means what your girlfriend (and everyone else) means by it, not what it might have meant 1,000 years ago in an ancestor language. The reason no one today would take „nice” to mean „ignorant” is that no one today uses it that way. If you want to know what a word means today, you must find out how it’s used today. That’s what an up-to-date dictionary will tell you. For Bible students, it’s also what a good lexicon will tell you. One of the best tools for the Bible student to have right now is William Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words. This volume also contains a helpful piece called „How to Do Word Studies,” which will warn you against some of the same pitfalls that I am telling you about
Iată întreg articolul AICI
Un proiect excelent al Danielei Lunga (mamă care face homeschooling) și nu numai, un proiect despre care sigur voi mai vorbi AICI.
Un text delicios, o ironie pentru profesorii de umanioare ca bonus:
if there is a connection between religious observance and humanities curriculum, then humanities professors who bemoan their lot have to face an irony in their plight. For, they are aggressively secular, hostile to any expression of faith outside church and home. If you were to mention in a committee meeting the evidence of scripture as a guide to policy, everyone would stare at you as if you were a disguised alien dropped in from a hovering spacecraft. A forthright Christian among them is sometimes tolerated and sometimes despised.
If the humanities spring from a religious impulse, or at least need it to thrive, then the irreligious, irreverent postures of humanities professors are suicidal. When I was in graduate school in the 1980s, the momentum was all toward decrying universal truths, transcendent meanings, and Dead White Males. My superiors believed that they could substitute identity matters and critical thinking for Beauty and Tradition, and they did. What do they think now, though, when they see the fruits of their labor yield so little and the slipping enterprise they have overseen thriving at the antithesis of their vision?
Iată și un dicționar de filozofie în imagini. AICI.
Un pastor m-a întrebat despre diferențele dintre dărnicie și zeciuială. Iată cîteva întrebări de pornire spre discuție AICI.