Archive for April, 2013

Utilitarian Religion

April 22, 2013

T. M. Luhrmann explains why church is good for you. I think for believers there are even better reasons (categories like sin and resurrection are among those reasons), and this seems a rather thin reason for religion. Now most of what she observes is true, at least in general, but we know Christianity doesn’t always work. However, I loved the author’s recent book When God Talks Back…highly recommended.

There must be a lesson here…

April 2, 2013

Sometimes the humor pieces that challenge our beliefs have some lessons for us. I think this is true of this one. He that has ears, let him hear.

Churches and diversity

April 2, 2013

Here’s a wonderful segment from CBS on a church formerly pastored by a friend.

MOOCs

April 2, 2013

Another article on the state of the MOOC.