Reading the Times: Social Media in Class; Persecution of Christians in China

Students enjoy using cell phones in class

Speaking Up in Class, Silently, Using Social Media Trip Gabriel, writing for the New York Times, examines the growing use of social median in classrooms. Here’s an excerpt: With Twitter and other microblogging platforms, teachers from elementary schools to universities are setting up what is known as a “backchannel” in their classes. The real-time digital [Read More...]

Reading the Times (April 30, 2011)

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Ah, Hell! Columnist Ross Douthat offers a defense of the Christian notion of Hell. According to Douthat: Doing away with hell, then, is a natural way for pastors and theologians to make their God seem more humane. The problem is that this move also threatens to make human life less fully human. Persecution of Christians [Read More...]


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