How Do You Solve Poverty? Make a Toy Block!

This is a marvelous 3-minute video that shows, in bite-size form, how poverty can be addressed and even overcome. The standard Western answer to the problem of poverty today is to throw scads of money at it. That’s well-intentioned and perhaps may have some positive short-term effects. But it seems a far better approach in [Read More...]

Capitalism Destroys People & Civilizations! (Right?)

Not necessarily, no. Actually, it often helps them. See this fantastic piece by Chris Horst for Christianity Today’s stimulating “This Is Our City” project. There are companies, Horst makes clear, that are not only turning a profit–they’re helping people. Many of us know that businesses perform such functions, of course; our common sense and life experience has [Read More...]

Your Yale Education 2011: A Class on NYC Clubbing and “Nightlife Culture”

Ah, the rich merits of the Ivy League education, the plush learning it affords.  Like this Yale University class in the American Studies department: “Dance Music and Nightlife Culture in New York City.” Behold the rich harvest of learning that will accrue to the student who signs up (from the Yale Daily News): A junior [Read More...]

A Harvard Degree Won’t Buy More than a Sandwich

The New York Times just published a short piece entitled “Generation Limbo: Waiting it Out” by Jennifer S. Lee.  The subject material will be familiar to many cultural observers, but the article underscores the difficulties many twentysomethings are having today in advancing into adulthood. Lee introduces the group: Meet the members of what might be [Read More...]

Announcing the Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity

The Henry Center, my employer, is very pleased to make the following announcement (jointly made at the HCTU blog). From: HCTU Director Doug Sweeney RE: New Jonathan Edwards Center at TEDS Date: 1/12/2010 In conjunction with the Jonathan Edwards Center of Yale University, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School is pleased to announce the formation of a [Read More...]


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