Combing the Net – 5/16/2012

Why Should Christians Obey the Government? — In this thirty minute video, R.C. Sproul explains how and why Christians should obey earthly rulers and authorities that have no regard for the Kingdom of God. If you’ve never watched one of Sproul’s classes, this is a great place to start! He is one of my favorite teachers when it comes to apologetics and Christian worldview studies.

Listen Up! — Here’s a three-part series from The Art of Manliness on how to become a better listener:

  1. Learn the Manly Skill of Paying Attention
  2. 15 Techniques to Improve Our Listening
  3. Crafting Good Questions and Responses

Half the Truth in “Halfway Herbert” — This is a great example of how we can learn much from a good book review. The reviewer looks at Halfway Herbert, the new children’s book by Francis Chan, deciding that the message conveyed is only half of the gospel truth; it speaks Law but not Grace.

A Classical Christian School Reading List for Grades 4-5 — A few days ago I posted a similar list for grades 1-3. I’ve probably read about 2/3 of these, but many of those were read about 20 years ago. Brings back some good memories!

Greek Mythology for Christian Children? — Christie Wright, Assistant Principal of Highland Rim Academy (Cookeville’s own classical Christian school), writes about why a Christian school would spend so much time teaching “pagan stories about false gods”. Included are a list of responses from HRA students about what they learned this year in their study of Greek myths.

A time-lapse video covering 1000 years of shifting borders, alliances, unions, territories, and occupied land in Europe:

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