Links To Go (October 6, 2017)

Understanding Worldview and the Flag

As such, to move beyond this impasse, it is necessary to step back and recognize that people attach different kinds and degrees of significances to symbols and gestures. Rather than framing this as a question of absolute right and wrong and judging the matter on the basis of our own imposed values and beliefs, we should ask one another, What do these things mean to you? How can I accommodate without causing unintended offense?

I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise.

A reduction in gun deaths is most likely to come from finding smaller chances for victories and expanding those solutions as much as possible. We save lives by focusing on a range of tactics to protect the different kinds of potential victims and reforming potential killers, not from sweeping bans focused on the guns themselves.

The White Privilege of the “Lone Wolf” Shooter

What we are witnessing is the blatant fact that white privilege protects even Stephen Paddock, an alleged mass murderer, not just from being called a terrorist, but from the anger, rage, hellfire, and fury that would surely rain down if he were almost anyone other than a white man. His skin protects him. It also prevents our nation from having an honest conversation about why so many white men do what he did, and why this nation seems absolutely determined to do next to nothing about it.

Don’t Try To Be Successful, Try To Do Good Work

“If you do good work, success will follow.” That’s what I’m supposed to tell you now.
But it’s not true.
Sometimes – many times – numerical success stays elusive, no matter how hard we work, how smart we are or how much we pray.
That’s why the good work needs to be its own reward.

Are We Saved by Faith Alone?

A person is saved solely on the basis of their faith in Jesus Christ. They put their faith in Jesus Christ by penitently being baptized in water for the forgiveness of their sins (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-7; 1 Peter 3:21). There is no contradiction there. That is exactly what the New Testament teaches from beginning to end.

Productive on six hours of sleep? You’re deluding yourself, expert says

Operating on short sleep — anything less than seven hours — impairs a host of brain and bodily functions, said Walker, who is also a professor of neuroscience and psychology. It increases your risk for heart attack, cancer and stroke, compromises your immune system and makes you emotionally irrational, less charismatic and more prone to lying.

Manu Ginobili reminds us why he is one of the greatest Spurs ever

I been asked about my legacy and I really don’t care much about the legacy. … I want to be remembered as a good person, a good dude, that I was here around in town, and fun to watch, and good to hang out with but after a few years it’s going to be forgotten. The legacy thing is very overrated.

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