What We’re Reading 12/02/16

Welcome to What We’re Reading. This is where we share articles and other media that have impacted our contributors.  If you’ve read a great article that is worth sharing, send it over to Aaron

Tulsa

With the Mayoral inauguration just around the corner, we expect a big feature in Sunday’s Tulsa World. But in the meantime, here’s a slideshow of Mayor-elect Bynum through the years.

“We have in TPS about one-third of our teachers with five years or less experience. That has a drain on our overall system because of the support that requires,” Gist said. “We lose about 20 percent of our workforce every year. I shudder to think what could happen this year … And it just makes me want to cry.” We don’t know what to do other than pray, embrace our teachers, and communicate with our state government about where we need to go from here.

Education is so bad in Oklahoma that it’s making national news. Here’s a great piece on education in Oklahoma you can listen to while you drive.

Life

We think the key for parents and other leaders of young people will be figuring out how to use technology as a tool for relationships instead of just an intrusion into relationships. We love this article on using social media to strengthen family bonds. It’s tremendous.

If you want more meaningful relationships in life, it starts with asking great questions. Here are ten questions for the family dinner table.

A journalist for the school paper at Ohio State University randomly profiled the attacker earlier this year. His reflection of the experience is gripping.

Faith

The season of Advent began this past Sunday. Want to know a little bit more about this season. Check out these seven quick facts from Seedbed and read Peter’s reflection on how life and Advent intersect.

If you ever feel like you watch too much Netflix, read this post.

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