Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2014«

TED | Ramsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning

October 25, 2014


I teach chemistry. 0:15 All right, all right. So more than just explosions, chemistry is everywhere. Have you ever found yourself at a restaurant spacing out just doing this over and over? Some people nodding yes. Recently, I showed this to my students, and I just asked them to try and explain why it happened. […]

TED | Jeff Iliff: One more reason to get a good night’s sleep

October 13, 2014


Sleep. It’s something we spend about a third of our lives doing, but do any of us really understand what it’s all about? 0:19 Two thousand years ago, Galen, one of the most prominent medical researchers of the ancient world, proposed that while we’re awake, our brain’s motive force, its juice, would flow out to […]

Washed and Waiting | Notes & Review

October 11, 2014


Wesley Hill. Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality. Zondervan, 2010. (160 pages)   Reasons for God review. Zondervan product page. Rachel Held Evans review. Author’s Notes Introduction This book is about what it means to do that–how, practically, a nonpracticing but still-desiring homosexual Christian can “prove, live out, and celebrate” the grace […]

Author of Life | Notes & Review

October 3, 2014


I had the privilege of meeting Josh and Diane last year at the National Youth Worker’s Convention (2013). Their project The Author of Life has now completed 7 videos designed for educational and small group environments. Their contribution to the conversation is truly a gift, and because I have met them personally, I testify to […]

Evil and the Justice of God | Notes & Review

October 2, 2014


N.T. Wright. Evil and the Justice of God. InterVarsity Press, 2006. (174 pages) Preface …our primary task is not so much to give answers to impossible philosophical questions as to bring signs of God’s new world to birth on the basis of Jesus’ death and in the power of his Spirit, even int he midst of […]