Derek Thompson writing in The Atlantic and John Markoff writing in The New York Times describe new multimedia technologies that are changing the rules for the music industry and the World Wide Web. Downloadable smart phone apps and recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence enable computers to identify songs and describe the content of photographs. Programmers have worked for years to clear these hurdles, but have finally developed software to mimic these uniquely human feats.
This year a host of voices inside and outside the church have been asking with renewed vigor to what extent Christians can embrace Darwinism, and how best to understand the Bible in light of the scientific consensus around molecules-to-man evolution. But some commentators are suggesting that too many of us are asking the wrong questions, and are proposing alternative ways of approaching the debate.
Every few months, it seems, the worlds of archeology and religion are treated to yet another installment in the long series of allegedly earth-shattering discoveries about the life and death of Jesus. Several years ago, there was the so-called “Gospel of Judas,” a second-century Gnostic text claiming that Judas and Jesus planned his betrayal and that Judas was, in fact, Christ’s most intimate disciple. All of these claims, however, fail to meet historical muster.
Special Blog Entry From: The President's Desk
To the Apostle Peter, troubled times are like a refining fire that removes impurity, purifies, and makes gold beautiful. In this season of Thanksgiving, I am mindful of coming alongside our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. But I am also focusing on five life-giving, world-changing activities in my own community: Contentment, community, connection, coaching, and character.
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The November Journal includes an excerpt from Dr. Jeff Myers’ latest book, Grow Together, about equipping mentors to help others find meaning. Dr. Myers discusses in his Letter from the President how coaching is one of those life-giving practices that sets Christians apart in our culture. Read about four world-changing takeaways from Thanksgiving.
From: Summit Semester
A 5K obstacle course, a photo scavenger hunt, pumpkin carving, gun shooting, and a costume party — it was a long day. Farvest Hall was everything I expected and more, but at the end of the day all I wanted to do was jump into my bed and have a good night’s rest. When the time came for me to finally get my much desired shut eye, I got ready for bed and jumped into…