What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week!


FAITH

Parents and Pastors: Partners in Gen Z Discipleship

A recent Barna study shows it is very important to engaged Christian parents that their child develops a lasting faith. If the goal is to impart a vibrant, lasting faith to the next generation, the current state of affairs is not promising: Christianity has less of a hold on Gen Z than on any previous age group….Read Full Article

From Barna


PSYCHOLOGY

Psychologists says editing your personal narrative could improve your life

Stories have a powerful effect on the human imagination. And the stories we tell about ourselves are no different. Understanding the power of our internal narratives and taming our inner-critic can bring about major changes in our lives.…Read Full Article

If you would like to learn about the art of story telling, Ralph Milton’s newest book is set to be released August 17, 2018, The Gift of Story. In the mean time, check out the StoryFest Videos on You Tube.

From CBC


SPIRITUALITY

None of this would have happened if I hadn’t risked challenging the idol of work in my own life. I could have skipped vacation, edited another book, and been considered valuable at work. But I’m glad I didn’t. I doubt I’ll remember most days at work when I’m 80. But I’ll remember that trip…Read Full Article

From USCatholic

 


INTERNATIONAL

Amid Migrant Crises, Nations Flout International Law On Refugees

From npr


SOCIAL SCIENCES

The ‘Protestant Work Ethic’ Really Does Fight Poverty

Results, published earlier this year in a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper, appear to confirm that the Protestant ethic causes economic change. Participants in the study who were randomly selected for a curriculum teaching Christian values subsequently showed increases in household income relative to a control group. The implications of this pioneering study could be vital for Christians and others trying to do effective work among the poor…Read Full Article

From Christianity Today


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Categories: faith, Psychology, Social Sciences, spirituality

Author:Wood Lake Publishing

At Wood Lake Publishing we are passionate about supporting and encouraging an emerging form of Christianity, which is rooted in ancient wisdom and attentive to the movement of spirit in our day. Visit us online at woodlakebooks.com

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