Daily Links (December 11)

December 11, 2016

How a generation lost its common culture

Wow…

Our students’ ignorance is not a failing of the educational system – it is its crowning achievement. Efforts by several generations of philosophers and reformers and public policy experts — whom our students (and most of us) know nothing about — have combined to produce a generation of know-nothings. The pervasive ignorance of our students is not a mere accident or unfortunate but correctible outcome, if only we hire better teachers or tweak the reading lists in high school. It is the consequence of a civilizational commitment to civilizational suicide. The end of history for our students signals the End of History for the West.

5 ways we stunt our spiritual growth

This is really good (following this intro there are lots of practical and challenging ideas):

I woke up one morning keen to find time for communion with God. But first my kids needed breakfast. One thing led to another, and before I knew it the day was past and I had not spent time in my Bible or prayer.

With a heavy heart, I realized that in the 168 hours that made up my week, I could hardly carve out one hour for communion with God.

Does this sound familiar?

Read Scripture

This is the daily Bible reading plan me and hundreds (thousands?) of others are doing. There’s a free app and it’s tied in with The Bible Project videos.