Hard to fathom, but here are the facts. Reasons? I like the first one suggested in the article a lot. But probably all of the above plus some more.
Archive for September, 2013
I’m linking to the introductory post for a series of brief stories from African-American students at predominantly white evangelical colleges. I’ve read the first six posts in the series and have found them thought provoking and interesting. Though I teach at a school that has a much different student mix, there are times when we still struggle with the cultural issues from the administrative and teacher side – where we are far less diverse than our student body (though working on it!). I hope we can learn from these stories.
Rod Dreher asks about its possibility. And ends with this chilling conclusion:
How any religion survives the loss of a sense of the need for orthodoxy, I don’t know. I guess we’ll find out.
Stan Hauerwas on the realism (or lack thereof) of just war theory. Here’s the key point he makes:
That is why Christian realism requires the disavowal of war. Christians do not disavow war because it is often so horrible, but because war, in spite of its horror – or perhaps because it is so horrible – can be so morally compelling. That is why the church does not have an alternative to war. The church is the alternative to war.
An interesting take.
A quotation from Allan Bloom on our poor historical sensitivity. It’s hard to break free from our present sensibilities (even from my mature sensibilities while reflecting on my earlier days).
A contribution by Michael Horton to the discussion about being radical or being ordinary. Or maybe the ordinary can be a bit radical.
Some thoughts on how blended courses can maintain the triangle of teacher, student and world.