Tag Archive | Reading

How Your Church Can Transform Its Neighborhood

This is an insightful piece from Chris Smith, editor of The Englewood Review of Books. Chris is married to one of my high school friends and attends the same church as my wife’s brother and his family in Indianapolis. In this article, he details how their church went from a failed attempt at being a […]

Thoughts from TMQ: 4 October

Fun non-football bits from Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback 4 October column on ESPN.com. (find the whole thing here): ———————————- Disclaimer of the Week: Reader Steve Seiferheld of Haddonfield, N.J., writes, “I drink Lactaid brand milk, whose formula is good for we who are lactose intolerant. On the packaging it says, ‘Allergen warning: contains milk.’ […]

Thoughts from TMQ: 27 Sept

Fun non-football bits from Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback 27 September column on ESPN.com. (find the whole thing here): ———————————- Bad Predictions Watch: Reader Tyler Smith of Zionsville, Ind., notes students at Hamilton College tracked a year’s worth of predictions by political pundits, and found the average pundit no more accurate than a coin flip. […]

Thoughts from (Last Week’s) TMQ

Running a week behind again on my reading of Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback column on ESPN.com, so just getting to the entirety of last week’s TMQ. The football pieces are old news now, but here are my favorite non-NFL pieces (find the whole thing here): ———————————- On Christmas Creep: Christmas Creep: Reader Jill Andvik […]

Thoughts from (Last Week’s) TMQ

A little behind on my reading of Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback column on ESPN.com, so just getting to the entirety of last week’s TMQ. The football pieces are old news now, but here are my favorite non-NFL pieces (find the whole thing here): ———————————- On New York Times corrections: New York Times Corrections on […]

Writing Without Reading

Thanks to friend, librarian, and fellow Messiah College 1996 alum, Aaron Bert for pointing out this interesting article by Buzz Poole about the art of writing. Interestingly, the article discusses the (odd) notion of writers/authors who don’t want to read. Here is the introduction: At the New Yorker Book Bench Macy Halford recently posed an […]

E-Textbooks: the Future?

Thanks to colleague Gene Rohrbaugh, Computer and Information Sciences professor here at Messiah College, for pointing me toward this interesting post from The Chronicle about an e-text program at Indiana University. I have some thoughts and concerns. Here are the basics of the program: A game-changing e-textbook project at Indiana University—in which the university requires […]