Weekly Roundup: November 9 2018 (Public Schools, Satire News and the GOP, and The Vanishing American Adult)
At Broad Oak Piety this Week:
Regardless of what you think of public schools, this is an important article to read and consider by a thoughtful theologian and pastor.
The Babylon Bee does satire news. The great thing about satire is that it can be used as a tool to prick consciences and alert us to blind spots. Take for example this article about the GOP. In regards to the issue of abortion, I find the GOP to be spineless and cowardly. This article, although satire, captures and says the very obvious thing no one is saying: the GOP is not the party of life. They dangle the lives of preborn children in the faces of voters by promising something they will never deliver on: the outlawing of abortion.
This is a podcast geared toward women that my wife really enjoys. I have only listened to a little bit of it, but she listens to it weekly and loves it. So, I commend it to you!
Senator Sasse actually just released a new book this fall, but I wanted to highlight this book he wrote a year or so ago on (as you'll read) the 'purpose and nature of education that extends beyond the classroom'. This is about raising men and women. This is a book that calls for parents to stop prolonging adolescence. It is a call for thoughtful discipline and hard work.