Archives for May 18, 2012 @ 12:12

Bertrand Russell’s 10 Commands for Liberalism

From Maria Popova: Perhaps the essence of the Liberal outlook could be summed up in a new decalogue, not intended to replace the old one but only to supplement it. The Ten Commandments that, as a teacher, I should wish to promulgate, might be set forth as follows: Do not feel absolutely certain of anything. [Read More…]

Internet Class on Steroids

From Wired: Last fall, the university in the heart of Silicon Valley did something it had never done before: It opened up three classes, including CS221, to anyone with a web connection. Lectures and assignments—the same ones administered in the regular on-campus class—would be posted and auto-graded online each week. Midterms and finals would have [Read More…]

Good Theology, Good Ministry?

This post is by Syler Thomas, who blogs here (sometimes) but who also teamed with Chris Folmsbee and me to write Jesus Creed for Students. Syler pastors at Christ Church in Lake Forest, and in this series examines one of the most important youth ministry books to come along in a while. In The Theological [Read More…]

Haidt: We are all hypocrites!

This post is by regular reader and commenter here at the Jesus Creed, Ann F-R, and she is examining a very important and influential book by Jonathan Haidt for this blog. We need to be aware of this book. In some ways it confirms postmodernity’s cynicism; in other ways it transcends simplistic theories. Here’s a [Read More…]