Blog Break (1 Mar 13)

Here are some interesting reads to end your week and start your March:

  1. THE MYTH OF GOVERNMENT NEUTRALITY : “Most Americans, recognizing that a government-sponsored philosophy would conflict with many citizens’ cherished beliefs (and possibly violate the establishment clause), would say that the government should be neutral. But at the same time, they would want the government to defend and promote certain ideas—about human equality, for example—even if that promotion conflicted with the beliefs of some Americans. We want the government to be neutral, except when we don’t want it to be.”
  2. In HOW TO BE MENTORED WITHOUT A MENTOR, Jodi Ware empathizes with those who do not have the privilege or opportunity of having a one-on-one mentoring relationship with an older man or woman. “I had in mind, of course, the idea that mentoring involves a formal, weekly or biweekly meeting with a wise older woman—doing a Bible or book study together and learning how to live as a Christian woman. I have never experienced this specific kind of mentoring.”
  3. Finally, AFRICA NEEDS GOD. This is the last thing you would hear coming out of the mouth of a self-confessed atheist. Matthew Parris: “The Christians were always different. Far from having cowed or confined its converts, their faith appeared to have liberated and relaxed them. There was a liveliness, a curiosity, an engagement with the world – a directness in their dealings with others – that seemed to be missing in traditional African life. They stood tall.”

Have a blessed reading time, friends.

 

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