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Why Women Don't Want to Vote - The Atlantic
No legislature ever ought to enact a statute unless it is ready to pledge all the power of government—local, state, and Federal—to its enforcement, if the statute is disregarded. . . If the vote does not mean this, it is nothing more than a resolution passed in a parlor meeting.
politics  manhood  womanhood  gender  sexuality  vocation  suffrage 
6 days ago by smoonen
Seven Things Every Anglican Priest Should Know From Day One
1. The History and Theology of the Prayer Book
2. The rhythms and cycles of the Christian Year as expressed in the calendar and lectionary of the Prayer Book.
3. The ability to plan, prepare for, officiate, and evaluate all the liturgies found in the Prayer Book, specifically:
A. The ability to Celebrate the Holy Eucharist in accord with the form and rubrics of the Prayer Book
B. The ability to Celebrate Holy Matrimony in accord with the form and rubrics of the Prayer Book
C. The ability to Celebrate and Perform Holy Baptism in accord with the form and rubrics of the Prayer Book
D. The ability to conduct a funeral and burial of the dead in accord with the form and rubrics of the Prayer Book.
E. The ability to hear confessions and administer absolution in Christ’s name according to the form and rubrics in the Prayer Book.
4. The ability to minister to shut-ins, the sick and the dying.
5. The ability to compose and deliver a 10-15 minute homily
6. The knowledge of, and discipline in, saying the Daily Office, Morning and Evening
7. The self-understanding to know the need of frequent resort to a godly counsellor for confession and spiritual direction.
Spiritual-Formation  Vocation  Church-Planting  quotes 
9 weeks ago by lychnikon
On Quality Higher Education: An Essay in Three Installments, Part 1 | Howard Gardner
[Part 2: https://howardgardner.com/2019/04/01/on-quality-higher-education-an-essay-in-three-installments-part-2/
Part 3: https://howardgardner.com/2019/04/01/on-quality-higher-education-an-essay-in-three-installments-part-3/

Quotes below from various parts]

"Of the 1000 students whom we interviewed at length on ten disparate campuses, depressingly few report the experience of exploring new topics and acquiring new ways of thinking as central to their college experience."

"The principal purpose of a liberal arts education should be the achievement of academic and cognitive growth. Any other purpose needs to be deeply intertwined with these academic and cognitive priorities. By the conclusion of a four-year education in an institution that calls itself a liberal arts school, or that claims to infuse liberal arts significantly into a required curriculum, all graduates should have been exposed to a range of ways of thinking that scholars and other serious thinkers have developed over the decades, sometimes over centuries. Students should have ample practice in applying several ways of thinking; and they should be able to demonstrate, to a set of competent assessors, that they can analyze and apply these ways of thinking. Put specifically and succinctly, graduates should be able to read and critique literary, historical, and social scientific texts; exhibit mathematical, computational, and statistical analytic skills; and have significant practical “hands on” immersion in at least one scientific and one artistic area."

"When we began our own study some years ago, we were completely unprepared for two major findings across a deliberately disparate set of campuses. We found that challenges of mental health were encountered everywhere, and were, for whatever reasons, on the increase. And across campuses, we found as well (and presumably relatedly) that a large number of students reported their feeling that they did not belong; they felt alienated in one or another way—from the academic agenda, from their peers, from the overall institutions. And to our surprise, this alienation proved more prominent among graduating students than among incoming students!"

"When we began our own study some years ago, we were completely unprepared for two major findings across a deliberately disparate set of campuses. We found that challenges of mental health were encountered everywhere, and were, for whatever reasons, on the increase. And across campuses, we found as well (and presumably relatedly) that a large number of students reported their feeling that they did not belong; they felt alienated in one or another way—from the academic agenda, from their peers, from the overall institutions. And to our surprise, this alienation proved more prominent among graduating students than among incoming students!"

"Indeed, if non-academic goals—say, social or emotional development—are to be reached, they are likely to be reached as a result of the presence of appealing role models on campus and the way the institution itself is run and addresses challenges. If consistent modeling is ingrained in the culture of an institution, most students can be expected to live up to these high standards. To be sure, mental health and belonging issues may need to be specifically supported by trained professionals (either on or off campus)."

"At such times, institutions are tested as they have not been before. And higher education faces a clear choice: the sector can continue to claim, against the evidence and against plausibility, that it can repair the various fault lines in the society. Or it can reassert the major reason for its existence and strive to show that, in the present challenging climate, it can achieve what it was designed to achieve. If it fails, the whole sector is likely to be so fundamentally altered that the vision we’ve described will have disappeared—and perhaps for a very long time."
liberalarts  howardgardner  wendyfischman  highered  highereducation  mentalhealth  purpose  mission  belonging  criticalthinking  vocation  vocationaleducation  onboarding  missiondrift  cv  lcproject  openstudioproject  goals  meaning  meaningmaking  colleges  universities  economics  institutions  academia 
april 2019 by robertogreco
Should I Go to Trade School or College?
College questioned as the “automatic choice” for career prep. Several examples of students who chose trade schools and colleges
genz  culture  university  college  vocation  trade  school  comparison  family  student  highschool  debt  usa  example 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Letter to an Aspiring Doctor - Theodore Dalrymple (First Things)
"You will also have to learn to tolerate intellectual or scientific
uncertainty and ambiguity. While there are undoubted scientific truths—such
as the circulation of the blood—that no one seriously believes will ever be
overthrown, much of your knowledge will inevitably be provisional, valuable
and viable only until better evidence comes along. This is particularly
true where prescribing medicines and performing procedures are concerned.
Subsequent research often shows that cherished treatments are of little or
no benefit, and are sometimes harmful. The history of medicine is replete
with instances of beliefs firmly held by doctors that turned out, on
investigation, to have been false and that subsequent generations of
doctors have found almost ridiculous.
One obvious example is the persistence of bloodletting down the ages,
advocated by doctors with fervor for hundreds of years until a French
physician and pathologist, Pierre-Charles-Alexandre Louis, showed early in
the nineteenth century that it was useless in cases of pneumonia, for which
it was then the orthodox treatment. You must therefore hold your scientific
beliefs lightly but not frivolously, and try not to invest them with too
much emotion or make them the entire basis of your self-respect. You must
understand that to have been wrong is not necessarily a disgrace, while to
persist in an error to the detriment of your patients, simply because it is
too painful to change your mind and practice, is indeed sinful.
The philosopher Bertrand Russell said that the rational man is he who holds
his beliefs about the world with a strength precisely proportional to the
strength of the evidence in their favor. This would be a counsel of
perfection even if it were true, which it is not. I doubt whether there has
ever been a rational man according to Russell’s definition, for we cannot
know with any degree of precision the strength of the evidence in favor of
most of our beliefs, and therefore we cannot order them as Russell’s dictum
would require us to do."
More on the delicate state of our knowledge:
"As doctors, we need the humility to realize that we were wrong when
research corrects false truisms. But we also need the corresponding hope
that we might be right. Skepticism alone paralyzes. An inspiring example of
the self-belief that may lead to important discovery is that of Dr. Barry
Marshall, the Australian co-discoverer of the bacterial cause of most
peptic ulceration....
Of course, it is not given to many doctors to make a discovery such as Dr.
Marshall’s, but his disciplined skepticism combined with the courage to
venture a new hypothesis is a frame of mind that you would do well to
cultivate. This is all the more the case in an age of so-called
information, when you will be bombarded with propaganda masquerading as
scientific truth. To resist it will be very difficult to do because you
will be so busy that you will have very little time for critical thought."
"In extenuation of the doctors who unwittingly started the [opioid]
epidemic—not a few, incidentally—it can be said that they had been targeted
by intense commercial propaganda and reassured by supposed leaders in the
field of pain relief that their prescriptions were right and proper. This
brings to light a contradiction with which you will have to wrestle for the
whole of your career: the contradiction between the authority of others and
your own personal responsibility.
You cannot dodge your personal responsibility by hiding behind the
authority of others or the consensus of the profession. But at the same
time, you will be expected to do as other doctors do. Early in your career,
you will necessarily be subordinated to the authority of more experienced
doctors. With luck (and in most cases), those doctors will instruct you to
do the right thing, both technically and morally, but there is always the
possibility that they will not. Later in your career, you will find
yourself subject to an ever-increasing number of rules and regulations,
many of which will appear to you as absurd at best and contrary to the
interests of patients at worst. But you will have to obey them as a
condition of continuing in practice."
Profession  Vocation  Doctor  BeingWrong  Thinking  FT  Dalrymple 
november 2018 by mgubbins
[no title]
“From inability to let well alone; from too much zeal for the new and contempt for what is old; from putting knowledge before wisdom, science before art, and cleverness before common sense; from treating patients as cases; and from making the cure of the disease more grievous than endurance of the same, Good Lord, deliver us.”
november 2018 by myer4269
Mr. Rogers Had a Dangerous Side | Christianity Today
King’s biography is exhaustive, weaving together the different threads that made Rogers so unique. The word that kept coming to mind as I read was “singular.” Biographies are made for people like this, people who stuck out like a sore thumb in their own time, only to be venerated much later in life. But I wish it had done more to explore the central grief of this uniqueness—the loneliness, the sense of never knowing if he had fulfilled his vocation. The film Won’t You Be My Neighbor? follows much the same territory as King’s biography, with one exception. Rogers’s wife of over 50 years, Joanne, shares with director Morgan Neville that when Fred was dying of stomach cancer, he often read the passage in Matthew 25 about the sheep and the goats. “Am I a sheep?” he would ask Joanne, fearing he hadn’t accomplished enough. “Fred,” she replied, “if anyone is a sheep, then you are.”

This is a haunting story of a man on a mission for God and God’s children, still struggling to know if he matters. The Good Neighbor, the first official biography of Rogers, omits this story, instead focusing on the thousands of other stories that paint the picture of a driven, honest, innovative man propelled by sensitivity and a sense of duty to God.

I no longer think of Mr. Rogers as a saint. Instead, I view him as an antidote to a world that always seeks to justify our lack of responsibility to care for our neighbors.
Mister.Rogers  vocation  calling  flourishing 
october 2018 by the_alt
CongregationofJesus på Twitter: "It's a very small painting, and this photo (the painting is in our archives in Augsburg) is the best image I have! More on Mary Poyntz in Gregory Kirkus, The Companions of Mary Ward (Éditions du Signe, 2009)… https://t

19 sep.

How's this for a #nuntastic item? From the CJ #archives in Augsburg: a #mementomori portrait Mary Poyntz CJ had painted for a suitor in the early 1600s, showing half her face whole, and half as a

It worked: she became a nun, and he became a #Jesuit!
17th_cent  vocation  celibacy  death  art  art_religious 
september 2018 by benjekman
Quelle formation ?
Le couvent de Lyon accueille les étudiants de la Province dominicaine de France. Les frères étudiants suivent les cours de philosophie, théologie, exégèse, histoire, langues… à la faculté de théologie de Lyon. Au terme des deux ans passés à Lyon, le frère renouvelle sa profession simple pour deux ans et part au couvent de Fribourg pour achever en trois ans son premier diplôme de théologie (dit « baccalauréat canonique »).
dominican  formation  vocation  france 
august 2018 by benjekman

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