Crazy College Course Titles

CNN.com has a list of bizarre college course titles, and this has got to my favorite — and I’m going to be at Belmont in two weeks. Hope to meet the teacher. 3. “Oh, Look, a Chicken!” Embracing Distraction as a Way of Knowing Belmont University Not only does it have an amazing name, “Oh, [Read More...]

Beloit College Mind-Set 2011

Every year Beloit College produces a list that characterizes the incoming first year student class. Always lots of fun, and I wonder what you see when you read this? Here we go: Andre the Giant, River Phoenix, Frank Zappa, Arthur Ashe, and the Commodore 64 have always been dead. Their classmates could include Taylor Momsen, [Read More...]

Good News about the World 1

“The good news about bad news is that there is not nearly as much of it as you might think. The bad news about good news is that good news doesn’t tend to sell.” So John Ortberg, in the Foreword to Brad Wright’s new, important book (Upside: Surprising Good News About the State of Our [Read More...]

Thoughts on Spiritual “Gifts”

A friend and I got into an online conversation about spiritual gifts, the “Network” came up, I read through it and checked its chart on myself, and it didn’t change my mind. Before I tell you what I think, one more background point: I came of age as a Christian in the hey-day of spiritual [Read More...]


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