Monday, January 25, 2016

The New Morality: Raising Kids in a Confused Culture


Playing Through the Shadow of Death
A recent video game invites us into a family tragedy—and offers a glimmer of hope.
Kevin Schut
Imagine holding a screaming child who is badly dehydrated but unable to keep anything in his stomach, the combined poison of chemotherapy and cancer coursing through his veins. You try desperately to comfort him, and nothing works. Imagine that same child on a different day, playful, sharing his beautiful laugh freely, unable to speak properly because of his brain tumors. What visions fly through his head? What visions does he see that you cannot? That Dragon, Cancer is a special kind of video game... continue reading >>


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The exchange
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Book Review
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The exchange
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The exchange
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