February 15, 2010
Knowledge That Matters
Scott Adams [on the limits and benefits of others assessing our abilities][limits], from his own experience with the cartoon, Dilbert:
The two opinions about your abilities that you should never trust are your own opinions, and the majority’s opinions. But if a handful of people who have a good track record of identifying talent think you have something, you just might.
Justin Taylor’s [rewording] for Christians:
Callings…should not discerned by the individual alone (autonomy) or everyone (democracy) but rather by good counselors (a trusted community).
[limits]: http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/knowledge_that_matters/ [rewording]: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2010/02/14/opinions-about-your-abilities/
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Words: Robert Robinson, Methodist pastor, at age 22 in the year 1757. Music: John Wyeth Background: on Wikipedia Come Thou Fount of every blessing
Laughter in Adversity
Laughter in the face of adversity is the first step to profound joy in triumph. —Nathan Wilson, Christian Books, Truth, and Adultish Readers