Friday, February 23, 2007

Bits and Pieces -- Saturday Feb 24

Lots of interesting articles out there, but little time to comment on them today. Here's a sampling of what has caught my interest and is stewing in my noggin:
  • Dan Elelen put up this great reflection on Television and passive entertainment versus the person to person passing along of wisdom from generation to generation. Needless to say, he comes down on the side of person to person wisdom. Note to Covenant-First readers -- check this out as we talk about Family Ministry this year.
  • Meanwhile, Healthbolt points to this article reminding us about the physical effects of excessive television for children. I wonder what they would say about recreational internet use?
  • The Wall Street Journal reports on tightening regulations on payday lenders. I've long been a vocal critic of the Payday Loan industry as little more than institutionalized loan sharking. It sounds like states are cracking down on the opportunists
  • Ann Althouse points to this NYT article about the Paris University literature professor who is offering a course on "How to talk about books you haven't read" -- is it the apex of Philistinism, or is it a clever way of encouraging people to actually try reading? Read the article and decide for yourself.

Soli Deo Gloria