Learning to Lament, Social Media Trends, & Character Making a Comeback

Summit Life with J.D. Greear | 5/24/2019 | Staff
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Wisdom for Your Weekend: Your regular installment of what we’ve been reading (and watching) from around the web. We gather the best and leave out the rest.


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Wisdom for Your Weekend is your regular installment of what we’ve been reading (and watching) around the web. Presented to you by Chris Pappalardo, with guidance from Pastor J.D., this is our attempt to reflect Proverbs 9:9: “Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.”

While we do not always agree with everything these authors post, we share these resources because we find them challenging and enriching. As we often say around the Summit, “Eat the fish and spit out the bones.”

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Why Character Is Making a Comeback, Katelyn Beaty and Anne Snyder. A growing number of Americans believe that our society is headed the wrong way morally. There may not be agreement about the causes for this moral decay (or its content!), but this loose consensus has brought an old concept back into the spotlight—character. Anne Snyder has done some great research showing the connection of character to institutions. As the old saying goes (well, could have gone), “There’s no ‘I’ in ‘character.’”

Pastors, Don’t Quit: Learn to Lament, Mark Vroegop. Lament, as Vroegop defines it, is “a form of prayer that talks to God about our pain.” In many important ways, the American church has lost its ability to practice and encourage lament. Ironically, some of the people suffering most from this loss are pastors themselves. We need to learn to “sing to God in a minor key” so that pain, suffering, and disappointment can drive us closer to God, rather than away from him.

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Five Key 2019 Social Media Usage Trends, Chris Martin. Some speculate that social media usage is...
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