Tag Archive | questions

Hurry Up and Wait

Over at his “Stuff Christians Like” blog, Jon Acuff ruminates on waiting on God. Here are his thoughts: I don’t know what questions you ask your wife or your husband or your boyfriend or your girlfriend. I don’t know what questions you ask professors or friends or bosses or anyone else. But I do know […]

Engaging the Other: Frances Fox Piven at Messiah College

Recently, Messiah College invited Frances Fox Piven to talk about her views on democracy. Piven is a liberal thinker, to say the least. She has in the past endorsed civil disobedience, and even violence, as means to achieving political goals. She spoke at Messiah about her opposition to the Electoral College. There was an overflow […]

College Students and Technology

An interesting article from researchers at the University of Washington. A nice summary of the article is found here. The full article can be found here. Here are the basics: A new University of Washington study found college students – only weeks away from final exams and in the library – tend to pare use […]

TMQ: Where Did that Quote Come From?

Interesting thoughts from Gregg Easterbrook on the world of unnamed sources to quotes: Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, and Anonymous People Don’t Complain About Quotes: In an era plagued by what Stephen Colbert memorably called “truthiness,” increasingly, public speakers quote people or sources who mysteriously lack names. In Barack Obama’s speech on the Afghan war, the president […]

TMQ: Is Football Hurting Boys Chances in College?

  The opening thoughts from Gregg Easterbrook’s TMQ article this week are somewhat provocative: Here are two facts about our busy world: Fact 1: Enthusiasm for football has never been higher — not just for the NFL, but with young boys and teens. Participation in prep football has increased 21 percent in the past 20 […]

Steve Jobs: Bad Advice

Richard Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary, has joined the list of folks reflecting on Steve Jobs’ passing. Mouw particularly considers the advice given at Standford’s 2005 graduation ceremony, which he juxtaposes with comments by a commencement address from David Brooks. (HT: John Fea) Here is a taste: I don’t know anything much about his […]

Steve Jobs: Adoptee

Amidst the various thoughts that have been offered about Steve Jobs in the days following his passing, I’ve come across several interesting thoughts I will share today in this space. First, I was interested to find out that Jobs was adopted. I’ll have another post later today about his relationship with his father (and biological […]

Statistics and Empathy

A former student of mine here at Messiah College was tagged in this image by a friend of his. This led to an interesting comments area discussion of the portion of the text that is clear enough to read. Here it is in print, in case you can’t make it out: The researchers theorized that […]

Keeping Priorities in Line

Some good reminders from my friend Peter Greer’s blog. Greer is the founder, president, and CEO of Hope International, a microfinance organization that operates worldwide with the goal to honor Christ with their work. Greer and I were in an outreach group together back in our Messiah College days, and he is an amazingly talented […]

Faster than the Speed of Light?

A new study at CERN in Europe seems to have the potential to turn Physics on its head. (HT: Messiah College Physicist Abaz Kryemadhi) The problem? Neutrinos sent from CERN in Switzerland to a lab in Italy arrived faster than expected. In fact, they arrived in a time faster than the speed of light would […]