Flotsam and jetsam (2/1)

Good Reads

  • Eight Brilliant Minds on the Future of Online Education: The advent of massively open online classes (MOOCs) is the single most important technological development of the millennium so far. I say this for two main reasons. First, for the enormously transformative impact MOOCs can have on literally billions of people in the world. Second, for the equally disruptive effect MOOCs will inevitably have on the global education industry.
  • Five Things Evangelicals Need to Face in the Next 10 Years: The sky isn’t falling for evangelicals, but we do have reason to look in the mirror. As the church continues to navigate an increasingly post-Christian culture, we have to ask ourselves if we are willing to face some truths and change some behaviors to reach the world with the message of the gospel.
  • Hebrews Out Loud: The book of Hebrews seems to have been written for the ear. Or, if that claim is true, perhaps it should be made in this form: the sermon to the Hebrews was designed to be spoken aloud.

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  • So what would happen if an unstoppable force met an immovable object? The answer is a bit surprising.



One Response to “Flotsam and jetsam (2/1)”

  1. Laura February 1, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    Regarding the article on the state of evangelicalism (next 10 yrs), I had another issue I’m seeking stats/analysis on. I am increasingly coming in personal contact with evangelicals moving to mainline Protestant groups. They remain evangelicals at heart, but no longer find a “place” for themselves in evangelicalism. I’ve also read about the “mass exodus”(??)of gifted evangelical women for mainline groups where their gifts can be more freely used. Yet…I can’t really find any official stats on this move from evangelical to mainline. I do find survey results about general church attendance trends, people switching faith traditions, etc but not on the specific issue of evangelicals moving to mainline groups. Is this a trend? Or is it just coincidence that I’m increasingly coming into contact with these situations? Anyone know?

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