Tuesday, July 9, 2013

All Around the Web - July 9, 2013

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Albert Mohler - Nature Deficit Disorder — Is Your Child at Risk? |

Author Richard Louv believes that America’s children are now suffering from a syndrome he identifies as “nature-deficit disorder.” In his 2005 book, Last Child in the Woods, Louv suggests that the current generation of American children knows the Discovery Channel better than their own backyards–and that this loss of contact with nature leads to impoverished lives and stunted imagination.

Louv begins by recounting an anecdote involving his son, Matthew. When the boy was about ten years of age, he asked his father: “Dad, how come it was more fun when you were a kid?” The boy was honestly reflecting on his knowledge of his father’s boyhood. Richard Louv, like most of us who came of age in his generation, spent most of our playing time outdoors, building forts in the woods, exploring every nook and cranny of our yards, and participating in activities that centered in child-organized outdoor fun. Louv reflects, “Americans around my age, baby boomers or older, enjoyed a kind of free, natural play that seems, in the era of kid pagers, instant messaging, and Nintendo, like a quaint artifact.”

Louv argues that this represents nothing less than a sudden shift in the way Americans live, raise their children, and engage the natural world. “Within the space of a few decades, the way children understand and experience nature has changed radically. The polarity of the relationship has reversed. Today, kids are aware of the global threats to the environment–but their physical contact, their intimacy with nature, is fading. That’s exactly the opposite of how it was when I was a child.”

Christian Post - Lecrae Talks of 'Sleepless Nights,' Criticism in Refusing Sacred-Secular Divide |

Rapper and Christian evangelist Lecrae Moore recently spoke on some of the difficulty he has had with both Christians and non-Christians in balancing his faith and producing music that has been traditionally considered "worldly."

"There's always somebody saying one or the other about me," said Moore, typically referred to by his first name, commenting on being called "too Christian" or "too pagan." The married father added that he has "definitely had some sleepless nights and some long conversations" in trying to balance his faith and career as a hip-hop artist.

The subject was raised by Eric Geiger, vice president of LifeWay Christian Resources, in an interview with Lecrae broadcast online Monday on Ed Stetzer's "The Exchange," a program featuring in-depth conversations with Christian leaders

John MacArthur - Is Spirit Baptism a One-Time Event? |

Chuck Lawless - 14 Tips for Time Management |
  1. Review your calendar each night.
  2. Get up an hour earlier each day.
  3. Pray as you start the day.
  4. Do less exciting tasks first.
  5. Calendar deadlines before the actual deadline.
  6. Move papers one time.
  7. Schedule time to check email.
  8. Take regular breaks.
  9. Close your office door when needed.
  10. Limit the duration of drop-by visits by standing.
  11. Limit the duration of meetings with good calendaring.
  12. Use the telephone.
  13. Complete at least one task per day.
  14. Clean your desk every day before you leave.

Resurgence - 5 ways the Holy Spirit works in the life of a believer |

1. The Holy Spirit knows us in our weakness
2. The Holy Spirit teaches us
3. The Holy Spirit works through prayer 

4. The Holy Spirit reveals Jesus’ purpose for us

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