College is Worth the Time (and Money): “So here’s the key takeaway: Education gives you choices. Assuming you don’t pile up mountains of debt that constrain your career options (and that outcome is avoidable) or go to a school where just fogging a mirror is good enough to get a diploma, there are not a lot of downsides to going to college. The stories of entrepreneurs who bootstrapped themselves are exciting but most of us are not a Gates or Zuckerberg. So before heeding the advice of the college naysayers, make sure you understand the stakes and the odds. Or, here’s a good rule of thumb instead: When people who worked hard to achieve something that has benefitted them start telling you that it’s really not all that important or useful — beware.”
Sex Trafficking in America – yes, slavery is not just on the other side of the world, it is right here in the United States. In the story Krishna Patel says, “I’d always dismissed the idea of human trafficking in the United States. I’m Indian, and when I went to Mumbai and saw children sold openly, I wondered, Why isn’t anything being done about it? But now I know—it’s no different here. I never would have believed it, but I’ve seen it. Human trafficking—the commercial sexual exploitation of American children and women, via the Internet, strip clubs, escort services, or street prostitution—is on its way to becoming one of the worst crimes in the U.S.”
One way you can help fight against human trafficking is by watching how you speak. Basically, our culture sees pimps as glamorous men, we speak of “pimping” without a thought to what it really is – violence against women.
Human trafficking goes very deep, which is one reason it is such a difficult evil to end. There are even indications the US military has been connected to the trafficking of workers in the Middle East. Nicholas Kristoff is doing great work to bring the issue of human trafficking to the masses.
Let’s pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in Algeria.
Some atheists are taking Richard Dawkins to task for being quick to debate the worst that Christians have to offer while shying away from deep thinkers like William Lane Craig.