Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Has anyone read this book? I'd like to hear more about it.
Children Matter

By S. May, B. Posterski, C. Stonehouse & L. Cannell / Eerdmans Publishing Co.

A much-needed call to make children central to the church's ministry and mission. Using information based on years of trial and error, these professionals lay a biblical foundation, develop content and context for faith formation, and offer solid practical advice for welcoming kids into the people of God. 312 pages, softcover. Eerdmans.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Family Meal part III

Someone else is writing on this topic also. Ruben Navarrette Jr says, "And, yet, just 30 years later, the whole idea somehow seems quaint. And that's just sad. Not to mention harmful to our society. The dinner table is a child's first and most effective classroom."

Boys without Fathers

There is a new book called "Raising Boys Without Men: How Maverick Moms Are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men." She says that boys are better off without dads. What a looney idea! Besides faulty arguments, this kind of thinking can make it a lot harder on moms. Dad can say, "You don't need me, I'll just go off and do my own thing, but it's ok son, you can do the same some day! We won't have to worry about fixing the gutters, cause we will just be living the ultimate bachelor life." I could just run around having sex with whoever and not have to worry about consequences. I'm sure this isn't what the author is advocating, but this is where it will lead. Most rotten ideas in our culture started as a somewhat sane sounding, but misguided, idea that has blossomed into chaos.

Check out this review (with facts even!) Are boys better off without fathers? By Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks

Monday, October 03, 2005

Parental Rights in Public School

John Leo talks about parents rights and the wacky way that some public schools respond. I just don't get it. If he's my child, why can't I have a say regarding the age some sensitive topics are introduced? Why do so many people have an agenda? I have more questions, but they will have to wait.