“If I could catch the feeling, I would; the feeling of the singing of the real world, as one is driven by loneliness and silence from the habitable world.” - Virginia Woolf

June 19, 2016

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Virginia Woolf on the Relationship Between Loneliness and Creativity, by Maria Popova

“If I could catch the feeling, I would; the feeling of the singing of the real world, as one is driven by loneliness and silence from the habitable world.” – Virginia Woolf

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 Some of the most popular faith-based movies today aren't just sub-par entertainment -- they're anti-Christian.

April 5, 2016

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I’m a Christian and I Hate Christian Movies, by Alissa Wilkinson

Some of the most popular faith-based movies today aren’t just sub-par entertainment — they’re anti-Christian.

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More than a century before the New Deal, Public Education, and Civil Rights movements, the Second Great Awakening fostered a nation-wide “benevolent empire” of churches care for the poor, freedom for the oppressed and education for all

March 31, 2016

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The Second Great Awakening: From Rural Revival to a National Social Movement

More than a century before the New Deal, Public Education, and Civil Rights movements, the Second Great Awakening fostered a nation-wide “benevolent empire” of churches care for the poor, freedom for the oppressed and education for all

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By linking the choice of new birth with his audience’s choice of a new American identity, British evangelist George Whitefield provided a common American experience that unified diverse colonists who lacked a common identity

March 30, 2016

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The First Great Awakening: From a British Revival to an American Revolution

By linking the choice of new birth with his audience’s choice of a new American identity, British evangelist George Whitefield provided a common American experience that unified diverse colonists who lacked a common identity

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March 28, 2016

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The College Chapel: Puritan Relic or Campus Hot Spot?

If James K. A. Smith is correct that Jesus establishes particular ‘hot spots of sacramentality’ and endues them with a special sense of God’s presence, then the Christian college chapel needs to be a significant ‘hot spot’ on campus

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March 25, 2016

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Scripture and Culture-Making: What Christian Colleges could Learn from Rabbinic Higher Education

Today’s teenagers know abundant details about the lives of favorite musicians and television stars or about what it takes to get into a good college, but most are not very clear on who Moses and Jesus were. -Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton

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Given the changing racial dynamics in the U.S., it is no surprise many voters gravitate toward Trump's blaming people of color for America’s problems. But the resurrection teaches us that it doesn’t have to be this way.

March 22, 2016

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Trump and the Resurrection, by Christena Cleveland

Given the changing racial dynamics in the U.S., it is no surprise many voters gravitate toward Trump’s blaming people of color for America’s problems. But the resurrection teaches us that it doesn’t have to be this way.

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March 17, 2016

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St Patrick’s Day Quiz: Can You Guess the Saint’s Greatest Accomplishment?

The patron saint of Ireland is rarely credited with what was perhaps his greatest achievement. (Hint: It’s not green beer.)

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February 9, 2016

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Why Lent is a lot like Surfing

Don’t you think it’s a little odd to give up something for Lent in order to worship a Savior who told us to remember him by eating carbs and drinking alcohol?

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Johnson University's kickoff to Black History month provided black and white perspectives on Unity and Reconciliation in the body of Christ from Efrem Smith, CEO & President at World Impact, and Dr. Gary David Stratton, Dean of Johnson's School of Arts and Sciences

February 8, 2016

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Unity and Reconciliation in Bizarro World: Johnson University Black History Month Celebration with Efrem Smith and Gary David Stratton

Johnson University’s kickoff to Black History month provided black and white perspectives on Unity and Reconciliation in the body of Christ from Efrem Smith, CEO & President at World Impact, and Dr. Gary David Stratton, Dean of Johnson’s School of Arts and Sciences

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The discovery of the “default network” of the brain—the part of the brain at work when we are not purposefully engaged in other tasks—is one of the most important recent discoveries in neuroscience. Neuroscientists have discovered that solitary, inwardly focused reflection employs a different brain network than outwardly focused attention.

January 30, 2016

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Ten Habits of Highly Creative People, by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire

The discovery of the “default network” of the brain—the part of the brain at work when we are not purposefully engaged in other tasks—is one of the most important recent discoveries in neuroscience. Neuroscientists have discovered that solitary, inwardly focused reflection employs a different brain network than outwardly focused attention.

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Why Steve Jobs would have been fired by Whole Foods. Wonderful video interview with Whole Foods CEO and Founder, John Mackey.

January 29, 2016

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Steve Jobs was a Jerk: Whole Foods’ Founder on the Importance of Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence in the Workplace [Video]

Why Steve Jobs would have been fired by Whole Foods. Wonderful video interview with Whole Foods CEO and Founder, John Mackey.

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In a generation hungering for intimacy at an unprecedented level, can we offer students pathways to encounter the Father’s transforming love? In a generation flocking to supernatural movies, television shows, and video games, can our campus ministries help students experience the kingdom of God breaking into the world in ways that defy all natural explanation?

January 21, 2016

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What does the University of Tennessee have to do with Prayer?

In a generation hungering for intimacy at an unprecedented level, can we offer students pathways to encounter the Father’s transforming love? In a generation flocking to supernatural movies, television shows, and video games, can our campus ministries help students experience the kingdom of God breaking into the world in ways that defy all natural explanation?

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While the value of such specialized degrees is occasionally debated, there is a clear trend toward increased diversity in majors.  Once a rare sight, design your own major programs, like that of Swarthmore College, allow students to explore and combine disparate disciplines, like biology and music.

January 7, 2016

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3 College Trends the Class of 2021 Should Expect, by Brian Witte

While the value of such specialized degrees is occasionally debated, there is a clear trend toward increased diversity in majors. Once a rare sight, design your own major programs, like that of Swarthmore College, allow students to explore and combine disparate disciplines, like biology and music.

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There is no reason to unduly limit our students' horizons. Following your interests does not doom you to a life of poverty and struggle. Today’s students are being deprived of that freedom, and we educators are to blame.

December 10, 2015

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Degrees of Ignorance: The Gutting of Gen Ed, by Michael W. Clune

There is no reason to unduly limit our students’ horizons. Following your interests does not doom you to a life of poverty and struggle. Today’s students are being deprived of that freedom, and we educators are to blame.

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If the stable teaches us anything it's that you can't always judge a Christmas classic by its humble beginning.

December 8, 2015

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Our Favorite Christmas Movies and TV Specials

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If the stable teaches us anything it’s that you can’t always judge a Christmas classic by its humble beginning.

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The stories we tell ourselves about who we are and what we feel shape our emotional and ethical reality, which of course is the great psychological function of literature and the reason why art can function as a form of therapy.

December 6, 2015

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The Intelligence of Emotions: Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on How Storytelling Rewires Us

The stories we tell ourselves about who we are and what we feel shape our emotional and ethical reality, which of course is the great psychological function of literature and the reason why art can function as a form of therapy.

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Our mission is simple. And it means death to one of our greatest lusts.

November 30, 2015

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The Illusion of Respectability, by Allen Guelzo

Our mission is simple. And it means death to one of our greatest lusts.

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As anger over race relations leads to rallies, sit-ins and several prominent resignations of administrators, experts consider the messages, the tactics and the backlash.  Four opinions.

November 19, 2015

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What do Recent Campus Protests Mean? NYT, WSJ, CHE, and IHE Disagree

As anger over race relations leads to rallies, sit-ins and several prominent resignations of administrators, experts consider the messages, the tactics and the backlash. Four opinions.

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