This week in morning blend:
William Black addresses a problem with theological training in Africa. Students come from their villages in order to be equipped to lead churches back home, but never return. Instead, they are quickly hired up by NGOs, Parachurch mission organizations, and even government entities.
The author lists several reasons he believes ministers are overweight — despite the fact that they should be examples to others in both moderation and caring for the bodies given them by God.
Basically, there are a whole lot of people going to college and then working jobs in which college degrees are not needed. [For example, 16% of bartenders have college degrees -- as do 25% of amusement park attendants.] Richard Vedder says a big change is coming to our system of higher education. I hope so. It seems to me a bachelor’s degree today is what a high school diploma was in the 70’s. And so we’re basically putting off by four years the ability of most individuals to contribute to society. I hate to be rude, but I just don’t think all of us should be going to college. It seems we’re also lengthening adolescence and teaching that responsibility doesn’t come until about 26.
Bambi never met his absent father, and was raised by a single mother who was later murdered. Aladdin was orphaned and homeless, and committed petty crimes in order to eat. Ariel was a rebellious teen being raised by her father, who ran away to be with a man. You get the idea. This is an interesting list, to say the least.
This entire website is devoted to funny family pictures. A little taste of what you’ll find:
Apparently “Men’s Health doesn’t work. If you have to tell your readers how to ‘Get Back In Shape’ ten times in four years, they’re not getting back in shape.” But for the record, I’m sure Cosmopolitan does the same. How many times can you study how to please your man?
I added the “and win” bit, but it was assumed in the article — just unstated. Which got me thinking about all the “how to” articles I myself could write, provided people aren’t looking for success (or practicality) in their endeavors:
- How to Wrestle an Alligator
- How to Lose 100 Pounds in Six Hours
- How to Skydive Like There’s No Tomorrow
- How to Operate Heavy Machinery While Drunk and Blindfolded
- How to Fight “Like” a Man