1. Ripping up the playground rulebook is having incredible effects on children at an Auckland school. Chaos may reign at Swanson Primary School with children climbing trees, riding skateboards and playing bullrush during playtime, but surprisingly the students don't cause bedlam, the principal says.
2. Some startling facts about modern slavery from the Acton Institute. A list of the top anti-slavery nations and the worst offenders of modern slavery.
3. From the Art of Manliness: How to Recover from a Bad First Impression. Some advice about ways to make things right after you get off on the wrong foot.
4. A Reminder from Matt Chandler that Following God Can End Badly. It is easy to slip into a soft Prosperity Gospel where we believe things will go well for us if we follow God. Chandler speaks against that misconception. (This is a video of a sermon.)