Archives for Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:11

Papers Be Gone?

Rebecca Schuman, at Slate, proposes an end to mandatory papers in mandatory classes: Everybody in college hates papers. Students hate writing them so much that they buy, borrow, or steal them instead. Plagiarism is now so commonplace that if we flunked every kid who did it, we’d have a worse attrition rate than a MOOC. And on those rare occasions undergrads do [Read More…]

Christian Education and The Questions of Origins (RJS)

Earlier this year Scot posted on several chapters in a new book Reading Genesis 1-2: An Evangelical Conversation. Today I’d like to consider another of the chapters in this book – Teaching Genesis 1 at a Christian College by Kenneth Turner. Dr. Turner received his Ph.D. in Old Testament from Southern Seminary and is currently a [Read More…]

4 Problems for the Pastor. 1: Discouragement

The top two Christian leaders of the 20th Century I would most want to sit down with are Dietrich Bonhoeffer and John RW Stott. I met Stott once, and he gave me a big bear hug because of some correspondence we had, but I never got to sit down with him. (Bonhoeffer, of course, was [Read More…]