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How To Volunteer Like A Pro | Notes & Review

January 24, 2009

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Jim Hancock. How To Volunteer Like A Pro: An Amateur’s Guide for Working with Teenagers. Youth Specialties, 2009. (143 pages) The handbook I’m writing for our youth ministry continually gets longer because there are just so many things that need to be included. Thankfully, now I can pare it down to the basics and fundamentals […]

The Tipping Point | Notes & Review

January 21, 2009

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Malcolm Gladwell. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. Back Bay Books, 2002. (301 pages) The Tipping Point is the “biography of an idea,” that a good way to think of “any number of [any] mysterious changes that mark everyday life is to think of them as epidemics. Ideas and products […]

The Heart of the Game | Notes & Review

January 11, 2009

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Miramax, 2007. Rated [PG-13]. Available at Amazon.com. Official website: http://www.heartofthegame.org/web/home.htm. Bill Resler on NPR. Heart of the Game entry at Wikipedia. Fantastic! The Heart of the Game is a film that documents various aspects of life set on the backdrop of girls high school basketball. Several mini-biographies are told throughout the film which is a […]

The Huxley Memorial Debate, Oxford Union – February 14, 1986

January 5, 2009

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My copy just arrived in the mail today! I’m listening to the Introduction of what is sure to be a lively and exciting debate (3 hrs. 49 mins.) And because of its setting in England, the tone and tenor is of the same energy and vigor of the House of Commons (at least of what […]

The Great Debaters | Notes & Review, and Reasoning the Psychosis of Race

January 2, 2009

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The Great Debaters movie site. 2007. Well done. Inspiring, and moving. There is some controversy around the historical accuracy of the movie, specifically the names of the characters, and the closing “data” of their accomplishments listed at the end of the film (cf., New American Media, and Crosswalk.com) though it doesn’t seem critical to Rober […]