October 24, 2014

Shia LaBeouf’s Journey through Fury to Faith?

How a war movie, Brad Pitt, and writer/director David Ayer helped one of Hollywood’s most talented (and troubled) stars find peace.
“I found God doing Fury. I became a Christian man, and not in a f***ing bullsh*t way—in a very real way.” -Shia LaBeouf

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October 22, 2014

Five Trends Among the Unchurched, by David Kinnaman

While barely half of the unchurched surveyed could name a single favorable impact of the Christian community in America, nearly three-fifths could identify a negative one.

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October 13, 2014

Art as a Mode of Knowing: Four Psychological Aspects, by Maria Popova

“Whoever reflects recognizes that there are empty and lonely spaces between one’s experiences.” -Jerome Bruner, On Knowing: Essays for the Left Hand

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October 10, 2014

A Few Surprises (and some Big Questions) in LinkedIn’s Top 25 Schools for Media Professionals

With the education and job history data for over 300 million members at their fingertips, LinkedIn is in a unique position to connect undergraduate programs with a successful career as a Media professional. But USC at #19 and UCLA lower still? Now, that is something to get Hollywood talking.

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October 9, 2014

Is the Internet Killing Christianity? by Christian Piatt

Do we deserve the obsolescence toward which we are so steadily headed?

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October 7, 2014

Welcome to College (Where Religious Freedom Goes to Die?)

Why are colleges and universities — places of higher learning supposedly committed to the free exchange of ideas and beliefs — withdrawing recognition from these groups?

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October 6, 2014

Transformative Coaching: Inspiring Your Team by Demonstrating You Care, by Todd Hall, PhD

Whether you’re coaching a team, leading an organization, mentoring someone, or contributing individually to a group, Ted Atteberry’s approach to coaching practices can help you make a positive impact by leading with connection within your sphere of influence.

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October 3, 2014

Who’s Creating the Movies and TV Programs that will Inspire the Next Generation?, by Phil Cooke, PhD

With a current television schedule filled with vampires, corrupt cops, hypocritical politicians, fathers who act like buffoons, soft-core porn, growing levels of violence, and more – who’s producing programs that will do for this generation of kids the same thing that The Lone Ranger and Adam 12 did for the last?

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October 2, 2014

What’s Your Cause, by Marc Erlbaum

It used to be that activism demanded significant energy and time. With the advent of the internet, however, we do not have to travel to the other end of the globe, or venture into dangerous situations closer to home, to witness the plight of those who need our help. It used to be that activism demanded significant energy and time. With the advent of the internet, however, we do not have to travel to the other end of the globe, or venture into dangerous situations closer to home, to witness the plight of those who need our help.

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October 1, 2014

What’s the Story with “Story?” by James K. A. Smith, PhD

Human attraction to story points to the unique formative power of narrative. Yet, we need to sort out the different sorts of claims that are made about and for “story” in these discussions.

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