Thursday Thoughts: Vol 3 | Is 17

Immediately … Alistair Begg publishes a daily devotional at it is actually an edit of Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening. He writes: “That fatal tomorrow is blood-red with the murder of good resolutions; it is the slaughterhouse of the innocents. We are very concerned that our little book of “Evening Readings” should not be fruitless, and therefore we pray that readers may not be readers only, but doers of the Word. The practice of truth is the fruit of profitable reading.” You can read the rest HERE – – and while you’re at it, subscribe to read it daily.

Her Name Is Monroe Christine (Parental Advisory – some graphic language)  … Brandon McGinley writes a disturbing piece about Monroe: “Her name is Monroe Christine. She is twenty months old. She was born on television. Remember Monroe Christine when you hear words like “equality,” “autonomy,” and “identity.” Who is equal, and who is a symbol of someone else’s equality? Who is autonomous, and who is an expression of someone else’s autonomy? Who has an identity of his own, and who is an extension of someone else’s identity?
“Who is a person, and who is an accessory?
Who is an end, and who is a means?
Who is a girl, and who is a pet?
That is the question.”
You can read the rest HERE.

And here’s one concerning children with actual parents…
The Dangers of Distracted Parenting … Erika Christakis writes: “A mother telling kids to go out and play, a father saying he needs to concentrate on a chore for the next half hour—these are entirely reasonable responses to the competing demands of adult life. What’s going on today, however, is the rise of unpredictable care, governed by the beeps and enticements of smartphones. We seem to have stumbled into the worst model of parenting imaginable—always present physically, thereby blocking children’s autonomy, yet only fitfully present emotionally.” You can read the rest HERE.