My newest piece, “That’s not academics, Texas; it’s religious indoctrination,” is up at Toledo Faith and Values (the local hub of The Religion News Service). A recent report on Texas religion courses in public schools showed a significant bias in teaching for several districts. In some of these instances, the bias was deemed intentional.
My newest article, “A priest, a rabbi, and an atheist walk into a conference,” for ToledoFAVS.com (our local hub of the Religion News Service) is up. In this piece I reflect on this year’s annual meetings of The American Academy of Religion and The Society of Biblical Literature through the eyes of two scientific studies on group
College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be by Andrew Delbanco Princeton University Press, 2012 240 pages (Kindle) Available Amazon Powells Andrew Delbanco’s College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be nearly wore out the highlight feature of my Kindle. Delbanco, Director of American Studies at Columbia University, writes with a rare and welcomed literary
I’ll cut to the chase; if you like the Philosophy Bites podcast, then immediately download its cousin, Bio-Ethics Bites. David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton of Philosophy Bites, in conjunction with the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics funded by The Wellcome Trust have produced the 10-episode series. These great podcasts provide an opportunity to hear interesting
TED-Ed, along with some very talented educators and animators, have some great lessons worth sharing for anyone looking for brief introductions to fascinating subjects. You can even take a short quiz after each video to test your retention. TED’s well-known talks make their way around the internet daily, but not everyone is aware of
Questions are essential for life and engaging others is essential for finding them. Questions are treasures worthy of the hunt and they can set the truth free.
Faith may seek understanding, as seminary communities like to say, but understanding requires self-awareness. If any questions are off the table, then the educational game is fixed and folly.