John Piper describes his approach to remembering the things he reads. It comes down to underlining, commenting in the margin, and indexing — and for books that really strike him, writing a page or two in his journal.
Archives for February 2010
This is helpful, from the Desiring God site.
I haven’t read Joshua Harris’ Dug Down Deep: Unearthing What I Believe and Why It Matters yet, but it looks great. Simply what he has to say in the quote on the back of the book is well worth listening to: I know from experience that it’s possible to be a Christian but live life […]
John Piper wrote a really helpful article a few years ago on why satan is left on earth. Here’s the first paragraph: Part of the problem of evil is the problem of why Satan is given so much freedom to harm the world, when God has the right and power to throw him in the […]
Very, very, very fascinating. Here’s the description of Thomas Sowell’s latest book Intellectuals and Society, from the front flap: This is a study of how intellectuals as a class affect modern societies by shaping the climate of opinion in which official policies develop. The thesis of Intellectuals and Society is that the influence of intellectuals […]
Alex Chediak wrote an excellent article on Christians and negotiation about a year ago that remains relevant today and always will. I haven’t written up anything on negotiation, but if I ever do it will be very close to what Alex wrote. He covers some of the key principles, which include: Separate the people from […]
Individual liberty Personal responsibility Rule of law Limited government Separation of powers Free market economy Cultural norms
I saw this recommended by Dan Heath and ordered it. The full title is: Teaching As Leadership: The Highly Effective Teacher’s Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap
Dan Heath gives some reflections on a recent article in the Atlantic which he highly recommends. He notes: For years, people have speculated about what makes a great teacher. But now there is data. It has been gathered painstakingly by Teach For America for over a decade, and it covers hundreds of thousands of kids. TFA […]
On Friday we discussed Rudy Giulian’s point that leadership involves applying a well-thought-out set of beliefs to the real world. Then we gave education as one example. Health care is another good example that Giuliani gives, also from his book Leadership: I practiced the same discipline in examining the purpose of New York City’s hospitals […]