Showing posts from August 4, 2019

"The Coddling of the American Mind" by Lukianoff and Haidt. A Review

The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Jonathan Haidt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you have been wondering what is happening among younger adults and college students, and if you have been puzzled by their seeming emotional fragility and lack of ability to engage with reasonable discussions, then a helpful book is out and about. Greg Lukianoff, an attorney, New York Times best-selling author, and the President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), and Jonathan Haidt, American social psychologist, Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business, and author, have pulled together an insightful and useful dossier running 352 pages, "The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure". The hardback came out in September 2018, and was recently reformatted into a softback. The authors ha…

"Praise, O Servants of the LORD" Congregational Prayer - 4 August 2019

{This congregational prayer is shaped by Psalm 113}
Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD! We lift our hearts to you, O mighty God, merciful God, majestic God, because you have cared for us in spiritual and bodily and psychological needs; and so, with our hearts and hands and voices we resound with your praises!!!!
Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised! Lord God, our Father, we pray for your one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church, and we pray for St. Christopher’s, St. David’s, St. James’, and St. John’s Episcopal Church. We pray for all your Church’s Bishops, elders, pastors, ministers, and servers, that they would all be faithful to the Word of God and guide your Church to prove herself to be the light of Christ to the nations. And Abba, Father, for this congregation we pray; for all of our parents and the children in our homes, our…