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Speaking Christian | Review & Notes

September 30, 2012


Marcus Borg. Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power — And How They Can Be Restored. HarperOne, 2011. (248 pages) (Thank you to Janelle for our copy!) CNN Belief Blog. Patheos interview with Borg. The Hillhurst Review. Englewood Review. — REVIEW — This is most definitely an important contribution to the […]

The Hunger Games | Review & Reflections

September 28, 2012


Admittedly, I have yet to read the books (calling to me from my Kindle). After seeing the movie, it is understandable how this story has become challenging to many in the faith community. The oppressive regime of the capitol, the despair of poverty juxtaposed to wealth and opulence, and young people being “forced” to kill […]

TED | BrenĂ© Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

September 27, 2012


So, I’ll start with this: a couple years ago, an event planner called me because I was going to do a speaking event. And she called, and she said, “I’m really struggling with how to write about you on the little flier.” And I thought, “Well, what’s the struggle?” And she said, “Well, I saw […]

TED | Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain

September 27, 2012


    Fifteen years ago, it was widely assumed that the vast majority of brain development takes place in the first few years of life. Back then, 15 years ago, we didn’t have the ability to look inside the living human brain and track development across the lifespan. In the past decade or so, mainly […]

What Is A Teacher?

September 19, 2012


What is a teacher? A guide, not a guard. What is learning? A journey, not a destination. What is discovery? Questioning the answers, not answering the questions. What is the process? Discovering ideas, not covering content. What is the goal? Open minds, not closed issues. What is the test? Being and becoming, not remembering and […]

lol…OMG! | Notes & Review

September 15, 2012


Matt Ivester. lol…OMG: What Every Student Needs to Know About Online Reputation Management, Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying. Special Edition. Serra Knight Publishing, 2012. (136 pages) Forward by David Bohnett He encourages us to forge identities online that are consistent with our better selves, and to take a proactive stance on creating and monitoring our […]