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Martin Scorsese’s Silence, and Our Strange New Evangelical America, by Rebecca K. Reynolds

February 8, 2017

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So many people my age feel abandoned by our own older faith heroes. In dire national circumstances, we have watched several of our evangelical heroes abandon the ideals they have taught us--urging us to make alliances with forces hostile to our faith. They have told us that this is loving. They have told us to do this for the good of the people. Is this the voice of God, or the voice of Ferreira?

So many people my age feel abandoned by our own older faith heroes. In dire national circumstances, we have watched several of our evangelical heroes abandon the ideals they have taught us–urging us to make alliances with forces hostile to our faith. They have told us that this is loving. They have told us to […]

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Do America’s Colleges Need Revival?

February 2, 2017

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Before we can learn anything from Jonathan Edwards, we first need to humble ourselves as he did on that fateful day in 1734, when he finally admitted that “business as usual” was failing his students.

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Andrew Garfield on the Ignatian journey that led him through ‘Silence’ and into the love of Christ

January 18, 2017

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“What was really easy was falling in love with this person, was falling in love with Jesus Christ. That was the most surprising thing.” -Andrew Garfield

“What was really easy was falling in love with this person, was falling in love with Jesus Christ. That was the most surprising thing.” -Andrew Garfield

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Infographic Analysis: Another Reason Why MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech Was So Powerful, by Maria Popova

January 15, 2017

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"That which is belittled in plain speech finds the respect it warrants in the subtleties of metaphor.” -Donald Braun

“That which is belittled in plain speech finds the respect it warrants in the subtleties of metaphor.” -Donald Braun

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A Bump in Leadership, Ethics (and Pay): Making a Case for an Arts and Sciences Education

January 2, 2017

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Graduates who report that in college they talked with faculty members about nonacademic and academic subjects outside class are nearly twice as likely to have become leaders in their localities or professions.

Graduates who report that in college they talked with faculty members about nonacademic and academic subjects outside class are nearly twice as likely to have become leaders in their localities or professions.

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History isn’t a ‘useless’ major: It teaches critical thinking, something America needs plenty more of

November 7, 2016

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The value of disciplines that prepare students to be critical thinkers escapes any politician who prefers only mindless followers, but one look at your Facebook feed ought to convince you that America needs more critical thinkers, not less.

The value of disciplines that prepare students to be critical thinkers escapes any politician who prefers only mindless followers, but one look at your Facebook feed ought to convince you that America needs more critical thinkers, not less.

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Jesus and the Dispossessed, by Justin Phillips

November 1, 2016

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If white evangelicals wish to be reconciled with people of color, then they should confess precisely how they have been possessed by something other than the faith they proclaim, irrespective of the repercussions that will befall the penitent and their structures of power.

If white evangelicals wish to be reconciled with people of color, then they should confess precisely how they have been possessed by something other than the faith they proclaim, irrespective of the repercussions that will befall the penitent and their structures of power.

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

June 19, 2016

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“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

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

January 29, 2016

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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.

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

December 10, 2015

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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.

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

December 6, 2015

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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.

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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The Illusion of Respectability, by Allen Guelzo

November 30, 2015

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

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

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

November 19, 2015

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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.

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

November 18, 2015

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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?

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

October 1, 2015

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

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