Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Is watching football a waste of time?

Kevin DeYoung recently posted a blog citing a study which found that out of the 3 hours a person spends watching a televised football game they only see 11 minutes of actual football being played.  The rest of the time is filled with commercials, huddles, replays etc.

Now I have never felt the need to be constantly doing something, as I do not believe that busyness equates to productivity, and I LOVE football but I am not quite sure what to think after reading this.  Don't get me wrong I am not going to stop following the sport or watching it on T.V. but I am definitely going to have to consider how to redeem some of that time.  3 hours for 11 minutes just doesn't seem like a very good investment.  

Any thoughts/suggestions?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Obstacles for Aid to Haiti

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article on the difficulties that aid agencies and foreign governments will face as they attempt to deliver aid to Haiti.

All the more reason to be diligent in our prayers for this country and realize that although the news coverage will slowly die down the need will not.