Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

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Art Rainer posted an article on student loan debt. It’s a good article. If you are considering college, or advise someone considering college (parents, youth ministers, guidance counselors, etc.) I recommend giving it a read. While I won’t rehash all his points (read the article) I would like to address a couple of them. (more…)

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Peripatetic

Posted: August 21, 2013 in Education, Life

I learned a new word today:

peripatetic
per·i·pa·tet·ic [per-uh-puhtet-ik]
adjective

  1. walking or traveling about; itinerant.
  2. ( initial capital letter ) of or pertaining to Aristotle, who taught philosophy while walking in the Lyceum of ancient Athens.
  3. ( initial capital letter ) of or pertaining to the Aristotelian school of philosophy.

noun

  1. a person who walks or travels about.
  2. ( initial capital letter ) a member of the Aristotelian school.

I’m helping to devise a Remote Worker Policy (or Telecommuting Policy) for a company and doing some research into what other firms have done, best practices, pitfalls, etc. I ran across this word in one of the documents.

I like it. One could say I am a peripatetic preacher as I tend to walk about while I preach.

Home School Win

Posted: June 5, 2013 in Education

homeschool

“It’s a pretty decisive defeat for the viewpoint that kids belong to the government first and the family second,”

High court: Home schools not required to follow public school calendar

That’s News To Me

Posted: May 16, 2013 in Education, Life, Politics

What is news? What news is really news? It’s rather embarrassing to watch any late night show where they ask random people on the street about history and current events. Americans don’t know jack! And the stuff we do know about is usually not worth knowing. It’s scary what the average American uses their gray cells on.

The Life of the Mind

Desiring God has begun transcribing and publishing some of Piper’s papers from when he was a college professor in the 70s.  I’m excited about this as they’re a bit more academic in nature but Piper stated in his tweet, “These pieces are so old they scare me.  Test all things.  Hold fast to what is good.”

I think I understand where Piper is coming from here.  When I look back at some of my writings from my twenties I’m sometimes a bit disturbed at what I was thinking – or what I thought was good theology.

Pipers tweet shows a humility which I appreciate about the man.  Though Piper is one of my favorite Bible teachers, I by no means swallow everything the man says whole without chewing it over.  Be like those in Berea he seems to be saying.

100 Words to the Wise

Posted: May 6, 2011 in Education

The other day I wrote about learning new words.  Today I stumbled upon a page purporting to list the one hundred most beautiful words in the English language.  I thought I would be fitting to provide link to that page.

Are You a Learner?

Posted: May 4, 2011 in Education, Life

How many of us were taught as children the saying, “Sticks and stones will break my bones but words can never hurt me.”? Boy, is that a crock! It would be more accurate to say, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will completely devastate me, scar me for life and cause me to seek out therapy later.”

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