An ordinary father wants to leave an extraordinary legacy and sets out to revisit his father s past in hopes of helping his son face the future. Set in Eastern Kansas, it s a story of regret, of reconciliation and of hope, exploring the complex relationship between a father and son.
Radical: Three Years Later - Just over three years ago, a little orange book titled Radical was published. In the post the author, David Platt looks back on the success of the book, and it’s impact on reader and his own church in the 3 years since publication. Personally, this book has been a great inspiration for Starr and I. Couldn’t encourage someone to read it more!
This week the bag is all video. Back in 2004, David Foster Wallace gave this commencement speech at Kenyon College called, “This is water.” It has since taken on a life of it’s own. Here it is in video form, the most effective at reaching those sitting in front of computer screens.
As Friday’s lend themselves to playing catch-up, here is some Internet Gold that I’ve loved over the past few weeks.
The Gospel and the (Im)perfect Marriage -“Depending on how well we do in our own eyes, perfectionism can play out in a variety of negative responses: feelings of worthlessness, inordinate preoccupation with the opinions of other people, paralyzing fear, impatience with others, and a sense of superiority.”
The Secret to Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids -“We live in complex times. As I work with thousands of parents and faculty each year, I’m increasingly convinced we have a more engaged set of adults who care about kids today than at any time since I began my career in 1979. Simultaneously, however, I am observing a more troubled population of kids, especially by the time they reach their teen years. It appears at first like an oxymoron. How can such a cared-for generation experience such emotional difficulties?”