Destinations

August 20, 2013

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Piggybacking on yesterday’s post about books, Nicolas McDonald is composing a list of the best novels. I love good stories. Here is his list of honorable mention books.

I appreciated this short post on when to use him, her, whom, he, she, and who. I still have nightmares about a test regarding the use of who and whom in high school. Who is for subjects, whom is for objects. I bet you already knew that.

Our educational system isn’t kind to boys. This shouldn’t surprise us given the political climate of our day. Alas, silly ideas have huge consequences. Christina Hoff Sommers from Time weighs in on the issue. Here is a quote:

Schools must enforce codes of discipline and maintain clear rules against incivility and malicious behavior. But that hardly requires abolishing tag, imposing games of tug of peace or banning superhero play. Efforts to re-engineer the young-male imagination are doomed to fail, but they will succeed spectacularly in at least one way. They will send a clear and unmistakable message to millions of schoolboys: You are not welcome in school.

Finally, Thabiti Anyabwile addresses the battle over gay marriage. Because of the graphic nature of what he writes, you might not want to read the whole thing. TMI. I appreciate what he writes about homosexual relationships and love as well as the issue of gay rights. While the yuk factor is inescapable, I’m not sure it helps believers properly interface with the lost. Thabiti writes:

Consider how many times you’ve read the word “gay” or “homosexual” in this post withoutthinking about the actual behaviors those terms represent. “Gay” and “homosexual” are polite terms for an ugly practice. They are euphemisms. In all the politeness, we’ve actually stopped talking about the things that lie at the heart of the issue–sexual promiscuity of an abominable sort.

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