It’s Friday, we have snow on the ground (yet again) and I thought I’d post some articles from around the blogosphere that caused me to take note:
A Burst of Laughter: Some thoughts about writing Musician and author Andrew Peterson reflects upon writing after a specific night’s experience: “I am convinced that poets are toddlers in a cathedral, slobbering on wooden blocks and piling them up in the light of the stained glass…”
Jeff Fisher of Porn to Purity asks his readers: Is GLEE helping you with your sexual purity? I’ve not ever seen the TV show, but nonetheless Jeff makes a great point: if you’re struggling with your sexual purity, you must be aware of items in your environment that will trigger lust. It’s a battle, men. One we must fight and through God’s grace one we must win.
Covenant Eyes’ Breaking Free blog points to a study that states:Time on the Internet Linked to Teen Depression
An Interview with John Piper on the 25th Anniversary Edition of Desiring God If you’ve not read Desiring God, I cannot recommend it highly enough. Run to buy it. Justin Taylor interview’s Pastor Piper about Desiring God on the 25th anniversary of its publication. The post contains a video with John reading his journal entry from the day he first held a copy of the published work in his hands.
If God made me beautiful, why don’t I feel beautiful? Kari Minter relates a lesson she and her husband recently delivered to teens in their church regarding this question. Her answer is excellent.
The Most Influential Books for Reformed Evangelicals Kevin DeYoung polled his readers to determine what books had most influenced them in their understanding in following Christ. This is a list of the top 10 responses. I’ve read less than half – I guess I have work to do!
In honor of Super Bowl Sunday, here’s the video of The Guacamole Song. It’s hilarious: “Don’t make it too hot, though. We’re serving it to gringos!”
Without drawing too many conclusions from this study, this research should alert parents of older teens who are spending many hours a day—or no time at all—on the Internet. The Internet is a normal part of the intellectual and social life of modern teens, but too much or too little of it may be a symptom of depression.