Weekly Once-Over (10.17.2013)


 Weekly Once-Over (10.17.2013) 

How To Humanize the Workplace: The brokenness of the workplace is compounded when combined with the brokenness of the community and also the individual.  How do we humanize the workplace?

6 Early Working Signs You're Dealing With a Toxic Person:  You’ve dealt with them before. At your church, as a volunteer, on your staff, as customers. Toxic people, are well, toxic...So…how can you tell early on that the person you’re dealing with might be that person? Here are 6 signs.

Thinking About Consuming Culture: A helpful review of Brett McCracken's, Gray Matters. "The basic point is this: I, like many young evangelicals, don't need more worldliness. I need less. That applies to a good number of movies and television shows I could watch but don't, because frankly they won't help me. I teach college students, and I can say with great confidence that their chief need is Christward conformity and transformation."

Hijacking Back Your Brain From Porn:  Pornography lays down real physiological paths in the brain. All sexual experience tends to migrate to these paths. I concluded that none of this brain research takes God by surprise. He designed the interplay between the brain and the soul. Discoveries of the connections between physical and spiritual reality do not nullify either.

5 Ways We Should Forgive: Some in our culture advocate forgiveness, but it is not biblical forgiveness. Why do we really forgive, and how do we put Christlike forgiveness into practice in real life? 

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