What books I am reading right now
Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
Show Them Jesus by Jack Klumpenhower
What blogs I am reading right now
Your Brain on Stories – Great post on the power of story and how it affects you. Thanks for the find @jonathancliff
If you develop tension in the story you will sustain attention.
If you sustain attention then it is more likely that the people
hearing the story will start to share the emotions of the main
characters in the story.
If people share the emotions of the main characters then they are
likely to mimic the feelings and behaviors of the characters when the
story is over.
Listening to a character story like this can cause oxytocin to be released.
And if oxytocin is released then it is more likely that people will
trust the situation and the storyteller and more likely that they will
take whatever action the storyteller asks them to take.
Grace and Race – Tim Keller nails it again such a great very short post on race.
“Thus Christians have a special test for racism. If racial differences are more important to you than differences in belief, you are acting as a racist.”
How To Raise An Adult – @mattPerman tweeted out this book link – looks promising
In How to Raise an Adult, she draws on research, conversations
with educators and employers, and her own insights as a mother and
student dean to highlight the ways in which over-parenting harms
children and their stressed-out parents.
No, Tablets Aren’t Necessarily Rotting Kids’ Brains – Interesting take on the debate over screen time by the people at Lifehacker.