August 4, 2015

Can Religion and Higher Education Coexist? by Q Ideas

Is newer always better? Most people don’t know that current educational practice is less than a century old. Paradoxically, the harder we try to produce great thinkers similar to those of the past, the further we move from the style of education that produced them.

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August 2, 2015

The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease, by Maria Popova

How your memories impact your immune system, why moving is one of the most stressful life-events, and what your parents have to do with your predisposition to PTSD.

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August 2, 2015

Honey, I Broke the Website: Two Handed Warriors back online 10 days after crash

Here’s the good news, July 23-24 witnessed the largest THW 24 hour site use of all time. Here’s the bad news, the website went down around 7pm (EDT) on the 24th. After a week of frustration and a lot of help, we are finally back online.

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July 23, 2015

VARIETY: Larry Poland Builds Bridges Between Hollywood and Evangelicals, by Brian Lowry

Hollywood and evangelical Christians don’t exactly have a harmonious history. So it’s always something of a jolt to be reminded that a group of the latter schedules regular prayers for specific showbiz leaders and media influencers.

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July 21, 2015

On Social Media Culture and the Hellscape of Writing in the Era of New Media, by Kaleb Horton

Engaging in this, of course, is how Screwtape advises Wormwood to send his patient to hell, but what else is wrong with it? At least you feel relevant and modern.

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July 20, 2015

The Strange Dilemma of Being Nearly Famous: The Psychology of Personal Identity and Baywatch Celebrity Culture, by Maria Popova

“And so it was preordained: Alexandra had the makings of an actress, and I was already comfortable with the fleeting attention due a fake celebrity.” -Caroline Paul

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July 16, 2015

TONIGHT! Rebranding Christianity, with filmmaker & author Phil Cooke

In a truly post-Christian America, Christians find themselves ostracized, misunderstood, marginalized, and often the victims of seemingly unmerited and scathing accusations. But, the truth is Christians are some of the most giving people on the planet. What went wrong?

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July 1, 2015

The Blind Side Leading the Blind: Better Faith-Based Filmmaking by Living Better Stories, by Gary David Stratton

“Wow, I’ve finally met someone who practices but doesn’t preach.” —Sandra Bullock, speaking of Leigh Anne Tuohy, whom Bullock portrayed in her Oscar-winning performance

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June 30, 2015

Wendell Berry on How to Be a Poet and a Complete Human Being, by Maria Popova

Any readers
who like your poems,
doubt their judgment.

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June 29, 2015

Despite Stigma: Research Points to Maturity of “Boomerang” Millennials, by Corey Magstadt

Think “boomerang” kids are less mature than their peers? Think again. “The negativity surrounding popular views of intergenerational co-residence casts a pall on what can be (and usually is) a rewarding experience.” -Alicia Patterson, PhD

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