ELSEWHERE: Whatever Happened to the University?

There are any number of uncertainties about the future of higher education in America.  This month’s First Things in print and online includes some thoughtful observations from Reinhard Hütter, building on John Henry Newman's writings, about what universities once were, what they are now, and what they could be in the future. … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Is Twitter the Devil?

Matt Labash had a fascinating rant about the evils of Twitter the other day at the Weekly Standard. Meanwhile, Thomas Kidd followed it up over at First Things with a rousing three-cheer defense of the tweets and tweeps everywhere. Both articles are worth a minute or two. … [Read more...]

When Christians Listen to Rap

I like First Things' "On The Square" blog quite a bit. Even when I disagree with an article there, I still find it well-written, nuanced, and thought-provoking. But then I come across an article like Christopher Walker's "Be Wary What You Listen To" and I just have to shake my head. Walker, a secondary school teacher, asked his students to introduce him to songs that they "deemed worthy of appreciation" (an interesting exercise and one that I think more adults ought to do from time to time). … [Read more...]


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