Friday’s Fantastic Five! 10.25

FridayFantasticFiveA Married Mom and Dad Really Do Matter: New Evidence from Canada – Mark Regnerus
Regnerus reports on a new academic study based on the Canadian census that suggests having a married mom and dad leads to the best educational outcomes for children. Children of same-sex households – with controls for other factors – do not fare as well.

5 Things You Don’t Have the Guts to Tell Your Students – Louis Betty
Betty takes aim at the realities of our present-day college system and how its rewards are not the same as they used to be. She shares 5 things the current generation must come to terms with as they prepare to face the realities of the world they now live in.

The War on Christians – John L. Allen, Jr.
Allen issues a wake up call that the global persecution of Christians is the unreported catastrophe of our time. 80% of all acts of religious persecution are directed at Christians and they are by far the most persecuted religious body on the planet.

The Art & Science of Humblebrag – Tim Challies
Tim exposes one of the more annoying and prevalent ills of social media – that humble posts/tweets/shares can be carefully crafted to boast.

8 Reasons Why Most Churches Don’t Break the 200 Attendance Mark – Carey Neiuwhof
The average Protestant church size in America is 89 people. 60% have less than 100 people. While many smaller churches desire and pray to reach more people they are unable to do so. Neiuwhof explores 8 reasons why this might be the case.

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