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October 2010

The Joys of Salvation

"To “repent” means “to change one’s mind,” and that is exactly what the young man did as he cared for the pigs. (What a job for a Jewish boy!) He “came to himself,” which suggests that up to this point he had not really “been himself.” There is an “insanity” in sin that seems to paralyze the image of God within us and liberate the “animal” inside."

Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). The Bible exposition commentary (Lk 15:11). Wheaton, Ill.: Victor Books.


The Multitasking Soul

"Over the past few years I've had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory.  My mind isn't going—so far as I can tell—but it's changing."(1)  So begins Nicholas Carr's Atlantic essay, "Is Google Making Us Stupid?"  His article describes the shifting of his own thought patterns; how he once could delve easily into long bouts of prose, but now finds his mind trailing off after skimming only a few pages.  As a writer he is the first to applaud the instant wonders of Google searches, information-trails, and hyperlinks ad infinitum.  He just wonders aloud about the cost.

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