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An Open Letter to College Freshmen.

I came across this article as I was perusing my regular cavalcade of blogs. Some great notes here and a good reminder for those like me who, while not freshman, can still benefit from some of the points Matt has listed. And, of course, it has some really beneficial stuff for those who are freshman.

Take some time to read it. I hope it sparks something that will stick with you in a thoughtful and engaging way!

Blessings 🙂

Dear College Freshmen,

Congratulations on getting into the university of your dreams.  And if it’s not of your dreams, congratulations anyway.  You have the opportunity before you to join the 10% of people in the world who have a college degree.  That doesn’t make you smart, at least not on its own.  But it does make you rare, and that’s something.

– See more at: http://mereorthodoxy.com/world-built-discipline-open-letter-college-freshmen/#sthash.tfFYpmL2.dpuf

Dear College Freshmen,

Congratulations on getting into the university of your dreams.  And if it’s not of your dreams, congratulations anyway.  You have the opportunity before you to join the 10% of people in the world who have a college degree.  That doesn’t make you smart, at least not on its own.  But it does make you rare, and that’s something.

– See more at: http://mereorthodoxy.com/world-built-discipline-open-letter-college-freshmen/#sthash.tfFYpmL2.dpuf

Dear College Freshmen,

Congratulations on getting into the university of your dreams.  And if it’s not of your dreams, congratulations anyway.  You have the opportunity before you to join the 10% of people in the world who have a college degree.  That doesn’t make you smart, at least not on its own.  But it does make you rare, and that’s something.

– See more at: http://mereorthodoxy.com/world-built-discipline-open-letter-college-freshmen/#sthash.tfFYpmL2.dpuf

Dear College Freshmen,

Congratulations on getting into the university of your dreams.  And if it’s not of your dreams, congratulations anyway.  You have the opportunity before you to join the 10% of people in the world who have a college degree.  That doesn’t make you smart, at least not on its own.  But it does make you rare, and that’s something.

– See more at: http://mereorthodoxy.com/world-built-discipline-open-letter-college-freshmen/#sthash.tfFYpmL2.dpuf

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Blue Like Orthodoxy: When Donald Miller met G.K. Chesterton | Mere Orthodoxy | Christianity, Politics, and Culture.

I read this article this morning. Great Post by Matt over at Mere O!

I especially like his comments which simultaneously defend his internet commentary while also debating Miller’s hipster-laced barbs.

It’s a good link to look at a wonderful comparison and contrasts between, really, three authors and their points of view, even if one just is commentary. So, if you have some time over a cup of coffee this morning or a glass of tea in the afternoon, check out the link above and give treat yourself to this article!

 So let me be as clear as possible and take an aggressive stand:  I have read G.K. Chesterton, I have even written an introduction for a book by G.K. Chesterton, and Donald Miller is no G.K. Chesterton. – See more at: http://mereorthodoxy.com/blue-like-orthodoxy-when-donald-miller-met-g-k-chesterton/#more-125265
So let me be as clear as possible and take an aggressive stand:  I have read G.K. Chesterton, I have even written an introduction for a book by G.K. Chesterton, and Donald Miller is no G.K. Chesterton. – See more at: http://mereorthodoxy.com/#sthash.xl4iNXY7.dpuf
So let me be as clear as possible and take an aggressive stand:  I have read G.K. Chesterton, I have even written an introduction for a book by G.K. Chesterton, and Donald Miller is no G.K. Chesterton. – See more at: http://mereorthodoxy.com/#sthash.xl4iNXY7.dpuf

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The Democratic Virtues of the Christian Right | Mere Orthodoxy

Once again, Anderson has given us a clear look into a convoluted discussion. Using the book The Democratic Virtues of the Christian Right by Jon Shields as a diving board, Anderson jumps head first into a discussion on some of the findings that Shields notes in his monograph. Everything seems to be fair game, from media outlets and the NY Times to Stand to Reason Ministry and personal visits to protesters at abortion clinics!

It seems that Shields is a hands on sociologists, unlike James Davison Hunter who apparently is more “cerebral” in his statistical analysis of sociological trends. However, this may be unfair to Hunter, as I have not read his works. Although,  I have heard that he is a strong mind with some important things to say concerning Christianity in the sociological milieu.

Yet Shields approach is novel, earned, and it seems: fresh. As Anderson notes, the discussion on why the Right has been caricatured in the way they have has been dense and tiring for quite some time, especially in the continual use of ideas and catch-phrases to elucidate the discussion. Anderson suggests that Shields has a better, engaging, and perhaps “hip” approach to the sociological trends concerning caricatures of the Right. An approach that is fresh, honest, and to the point. I, for one, want to know more.

Needless to say, you should go right now and click the link to Mere Orthodoxy above. Then, check out Shields book at Amazon and consider buying it. And just so you can be encouraged, follow in my footsteps as I am about to do just that right now!

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