“Listening to Young Atheists” – Excellent Piece in The Atlantic

My friend and colleague, Dr. Greg Jones, of Duke University and the Laity Lodge Leadership Initiative, recently pointed me to an insightful article in The Atlantic. “Listening to Young Atheists: Lessons for a Stronger Christianity” by Larry Alex Taunton reflects many conversations the author had with atheists in their mid-teens to early twenties. This is [Read More...]

Learning a New Language

There’s an interesting piece in The Curator about our new brains—new, that is, because of technology—and some of the positive possibilities inherent in technologies we usually decry: It is too easy to play doomsday prophet and long for a day of Luddite purity. Von Ahn and people like him hope to use the advance of technology [Read More...]

Digital Era Redefining Etiquette – Living in a World Without “Thank You”

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Nick Bilton, bestselling author and New York Times technology specialist, has just written a new article on how digital communication is changing etiquette. “Digital Era Redefining Etiquette” begins: Some people are so rude. Really, who sends an e-mail or text message that just says “Thank you”? Who leaves a voice mail message when you don’t [Read More...]

College Credit for MOOCs – A Great Possibility? Or the Beginning of the End of College Education as We Know It? Or Both?

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I have been watching the growing popularity of MOOCs (“massive open online courses”) with considerable interest. To this point, they are offered for free (mostly) and without college credit. But this may change. According to Tamar Lewin, writing for the New York Times, the American Council on Education will consider offering college credit for some [Read More...]


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