This NY Times article came in a Library ListServ I'm on. Times are a changing folks!
One of my daily tasks at work is to go the the post office to check the mail. And if you know me you know I have a strange love of the Post Office. Not sure where that love comes from but I love mail. I love sending it I love receiving it.
Generally when we receive packages for the library they come via UPS or FedEx rarely do they come through the US Mail (that is unless they are InterLibrary Loan and they come Library Rate). Yesterday we had a package slip in our mail drawer, which usually indicates that we had too much mail for the drawer. That was not the case yesterday. It was an actual box it wasn't a big box but it was very heavy, too heavy to walk back to the library. So I took the mail back to the library and retrieved my car. I asked my coworker if she was expecting a package of books and she wasn't.
Once back at the library we eagerly opened the box wondering what this mysterious package was, it indicated on the outside that "donations were included". Strange. We opened it and lo and behold inside this heavy box were at least 15 books published by the Church of Scientology, all authored by none other than Ron Hubbard. How generous of them. Not sure what we'll do with them, but they could be interesting artifacts in a course on worldview study.
Donald Miller is speaking at Cedarville University tonight. Mom & Dad are going and I really wish I were too. I thought long and hard about it but I am too tired to drive an hour by myself and I would have had to cancel my Bible Study. I tried to get some students to go, but no one was interested. Oh well.
I'm still exhausted from the Habitat trip last week. I wish Easter break were sooner. Hopefully the next 3 weeks will go by quickly!
"Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself."
"Good sermons and good books are of excellent use, but yet they can serve no other end but that we practise the plain doctrines of scripture."
The last few days I have been reading, My Freshman Year, What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student by Rebekah Nathan. I have just a chapter and a few pages remaining. Up to this point it has been an interesting read. Recently published in late 2005 the book has had mixed reviews, but from what I can see it has been relatively well received.
Considering my current living situation and calling as a Campus Minister this book has been pretty intriguing and at time humerous to read, thought I must admit she doesn't tell me anything that I have already observed from my role as a live in Campus Minister/Mentor for college freshman. Rebekah Nathan writes this book under a pseudonym. She is professionally and academically trained as an Anthropologist. She uses her sabbatical from teaching to go back to school and live amongst 18 year olds. I feel like I could have written the book myself. When I've completed the book I'll offer a review of her books.