Welcome to the Bradley Blast! Soli Deo Gloria my friends!
Why You Should Let Kids Fight – I really enjoyed this article and I am a firm believer in what it says. We need to let our children work out conflict amongst themselves. If we do it all for them, they don’t learn proper skills and reasoning. “When asked why they shouldn’t do these things, 92 percent of American kids talked about not wanting to get in trouble. External forces shaped their actions. The vast majority of Japanese kids, on the other hand, did not mention punishment and explained that they shouldn’t fight or hit because it hurts others. They gained the wisdom and maturity that can only come from lived experiences.”
Don Whitney on What The Average Christian’s Devotional Time Should Look Like – Don Whitney, the author of “Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life,” answers a question that I asked when I first read through the book back in the late 1990’s.
6 Billion Nights of Sleep – FitBit, the company that makes numerous fitness trackers, holds an unprecedented biometeric data set on sleep data from its customers. They say it’s anonymous and it has the possibility to be a gold mine. How? I don’t know. However, they can track how people as a whole sleep. They do this through heart rate data. My only issue with the data is that I’ve found my FitBit Charge 2 is really unreliable in getting an accurate heart rate. But, still, it does seem accurate on how much sleep I get.
What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism – This is an old article (Written March 1, 1985) but a great read. It’s an in-depth article on what John Piper and his former church believe about the Five Points of Calvinism, a.k.a. TULIP.
A Year of Books on Preaching – I’m thinking about doing this, as I like to read and I like to preach. Take a look and join up if it’s your cup of tea. Even if it’s not, give it a look! This appears to be a possibility of great fun!
Pastor, Be a Better Listener – Paul David Tripp exhorts pastors to be better listeners. I think more than pastors need to be better listeners…I think everyone needs to be better at listening. If more people listened to understand, rather than react…