Week of November 16, 2008
Living at the Crossroads is one of the most important conferences of the next year. Featuring keynotes by ten internationally-known leaders including Comment authors Mike Goheen and Calvin Seerveld, Comment publisher Ray Pennings, and Comment editor Gideon Strauss, the conference will use the 2008 book Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview (Baker Academic) as a launching pad, exploring the strategic interface of mission, worldview and the Christian university, and its different subject areas today. January 7-11, 2009 at Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario.
. . . And Comment reader and Redeemer University College professor Russ Kosits recommends two very helpful articles on the ways the Internet affects how we read and think—found, of course, on the Internet: That's why they call them browsers by Ken Myers, and Is Google Making Us Stupid? by Nicholas Carr.
Kosits writes, "The first time I read these articles I had the sense of learning something profoundly important. If we share the historical commitment of liberal arts institutions to discipline and shape the mind, we can't afford to ignore these insights. Please read (or re-read)!