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A La Carte (8/3)
August 03, 2010
Pastors, Take a Break - David Murray comments on a recent article from the New York Times. “Members of the clergy now suffer from obesity, hypertension and depression at rates higher than most Americans. In the last decade, their use of antidepressants has risen, while their life expectancy has fallen. Many would change jobs if they could.”
Social Networking Dominance - A new study shows that the time Americans spend online is dominated (not surprisingly) by social media.
Prophecy for Today? - A reader just sent me the link to this debate between Richard Gaffin and Wayne Grudem on the subject of prophecy. I didn’t get to listen to all of it, but I do think it will be useful to anyone who is interested in better understanding the issues.
Plagiarism Lines Are Blurring - Here’s another interesting article from the Times. This one discusses plagiarism in a digital age and shows that it “is a disconnect that is growing in the Internet age as concepts of intellectual property, copyright and originality are under assault in the unbridled exchange of online information, say educators who study plagiarism.”
Old-Fashioned Forecasts - Here’s a fun little graphic telling how you can predict weather without the help of all those radars and other high-tech devices.
Crazy Old DJ - So there’s no real redeeming value in this, but I watch this guy and wish I could enjoy my job as much as he seems to enjoy his!