A Case of The Mondays: Highlights From The Rest of The Web

“A Case of The Mondays” our weekly roundup from around the web of various articles, pictures, videos or whatever else strikes our interest. Even we understand most people need a kickstart on Monday morning, so enjoy!

Explainer: What Happens During a Government Shutdown?

Under the Constitution, Congress must pass laws to spend money. If Congress can’t agree on a spending bill the government does not have the legal authority to spend money. Since the government runs on a fiscal year from October 1 to September 30, the spending authorization ends today.

In praise of honest work

The ways that people make a living today are very different from what they were a generation ago. In 1970, Detroit was still a bustling manufacturing metropolis, thousands of women earned a decent living as telephone operators, and many newspapers provided employment to linotype operators who spent their days at the keyboard of a clunky pile of machinery that moulded molten type metal into sticks.

The Philanthropists: Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon

Today I am beginning a series of short biographies of great Christian philanthropists—men and women who used their God-given wealth and privilege to advance his work. We begin with a woman who was the “Queen of Methodism,” an influential leader in the 18th century revival movement, and a great philanthropist.

Biblical Perspective on Business Pillars (Honesty and Integrity

When we talk about pillars, we are talking about fundamental precepts.

For those in the field of teaching, these fundamental precepts would include the alphabets, the four basic mathematical operations, and scientific investigation using the five senses.

These are essential because they are the building blocks of learning. A student wouldn’t be able to read and write without learning the alphabet. In the same manner, learning algebra or trigonometry would be difficult without first learning addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This is also true with science. To be able to conduct chemistry or physics experiment, a student must first understand how to use the five senses for direct observation.


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