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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Headlines scream … Ex-Christians, Young Adults Leaving the Faith, A Generation of Dropouts, Quitting Church, the Rise of the Nones. We are on the verge of a crisis with faith and the faithful in retreat. Could we be the last Christian generation or  have we exaggerated a catastrophic problem?

November 18, 2015

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Are Doomsday Approaches to the Loss of Faith Among Millennials Accurate? by RJS

Headlines scream … Ex-Christians, Young Adults Leaving the Faith, A Generation of Dropouts, Quitting Church, the Rise of the Nones. We are on the verge of a crisis with faith and the faithful in retreat. Could we be the last Christian generation or have we exaggerated a catastrophic problem?

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Religiously unaffiliated Americans are younger, on average, than the general public to begin with, and the youngest adults in the group – that is, those who have entered adulthood in the last several years – are even less religious than “nones” overall.

November 17, 2015

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Religious ‘nones’ are not only growing, they’re becoming more secular, by Michael Lipka

Religiously unaffiliated Americans are younger, on average, than the general public to begin with, and the youngest adults in the group – that is, those who have entered adulthood in the last several years – are even less religious than “nones” overall.

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The early centuries of the Christian church, which included periodic persecution, were also a period of explosive growth, due (in part) to the communal compassion that distinguished believers.

November 16, 2015

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How should Christians handle a rapidly changing culture? by Michael Gerson

The early centuries of the Christian church, which included periodic persecution, were also a period of explosive growth, due (in part) to the communal compassion that distinguished believers.

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October 20, 2015

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The surprising institutions that refuse to drop the liberal arts, by Jon Marcus

As mainstream universities and colleges cut liberal-arts courses and programs in favor of more vocational disciplines, and the number of students majoring in the humanities continues to decline, unexpected types of institutions are expanding their requirements in the liberal arts with the conviction that these courses teach the kinds of skills employers say they want, […]

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October 1, 2015

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David Oyelowo on Why Christians Can’t Abandon Hollywood, by Tyler Huckabee in Relevant

The blockbuster actor with unflinching faith has a fresh vision for Christianity in film

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September 29, 2015

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Creative Courage for Young Hearts: Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists, by Maria Popova

Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahlo, and more.

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September 22, 2015

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How ‘Faith-Based Film’ Became a Dirty Term, by Emma Green in The Atlantic

Hollywood is getting hip to the Christian box-office boost, but the directors of movies like Captive don’t want to be lumped in with the religious flops of the past.

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September 16, 2015

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Build Pockets of Stillness Into Your Life, Maria Popova’s ‘Do Lecture’

Reflections on “Brain Pickings” at age 7: How Maria Popova’s ‘little labor of love’ newsletter became a source of such great joy for her and her 7 million readers!

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