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Touching ‘To Be Sure’ of Reality

Touching ‘To Be Sure’ of Reality

What might seem almost superstitious at first could however have deeper reasons. The assurance that touch gives us makes it rather special in our epistemic life.

Can a Robot Join A Faith?

Can a Robot Join A Faith?

Making Sophia a citizen, some commentators noted, effectively gave her more rights than most Saudi women. It was also an insult to the kingdom’s minority groups, especially to migrant laborers, who have been denied citizenship for generations. An article in Newsweek suggested that Sophia, as a non-Muslim, was not even technically eligible. This claim, it turns out, is not quite accurate: there is no explicit mention of religion in the country’s immigration regulations, though officials may factor it in at their discretion.

Middle East Travel Seminar Lands of Faith and History

Middle East Travel Seminar Lands of Faith and History

Program runs April 22 – May 11, 2018  The opportunity of a lifetime to grow in one's faith and experience this vital region
 
Led by Professors Samuel L. Adams and Carson Brisson of the Bible department at Union Presbyterian Seminary

What is Tradition?: An Ecumenical and Interreligious Conversation

What is Tradition?: An Ecumenical and Interreligious Conversation

Dates & Time: 
Apr 20, 2018
The Idea of Tradition in the Late Modern World: An Ecumenical and Interreligious Conversation. A Conference to Mark the 50th Anniversary of Christ College, the Humanities-Based Honors College of Valparaiso University. This conference brings together leading scholars — Christian, Jewish, and Muslim — to discuss the idea of tradition in the late modern world.
Location: 
Refectory Auditorium, Mueller Hall, Valparaiso University
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Monastery Founded by Veterans

Monastery Founded by Veterans

This poignant short film from RadioWest quietly observes the monastery’s last moments, as the elderly monks commence their final, sparsely attended service and pack their bags for an uncertain future.

[5 min film]

Lazy Brains and How Negativity Gets in the Way

Lazy Brains and How Negativity Gets in the Way

Hansen too calls negative reflexes "cognitively lazy". It's much easier to say something is wrong than to think about how it could become right. While it takes cognitive effort to reject your first impulse and make the more rational or helpful observation, it is one that can offer huge dividends.  [More About What To Do ...].

The Psychology of Self-Righteousness with Jonathan Haidt On Being

The Psychology of Self-Righteousness with Jonathan Haidt On Being

“When it comes to moral judgments, we think we are scientists discovering the truth, but actually we are lawyers arguing for positions we arrived at by other means.” The surprising psychology behind morality is at the heart of social psychologist Jonathan Haidt’s research. He explains “liberal” and “conservative” not narrowly or necessarily as political affiliations, but as personality types — ways of moving through the world. His self-described “conservative-hating, religion-hating, secular liberal instincts” have been challenged by his own studies.

Apply for a Vital Worship Grant

Apply for a Vital Worship Grant

The Vital Worship Grants Program at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship seeks to foster vital worship in congregations, parishes and other worshiping communities in North America. This grants program is especially focused on projects that connect public worship to intergenerational faith formation and Christian discipleship. The deadline is Jan. 10, 2018.
 

I Have a Message For You

I Have a Message For You

I have a message for you ... To escape Auschwitz, Klara left her father to die. Decades later, she got a message from him. Documentary filmmaker Matan Rochlitz tells her extraordinary story.
 
Other Op-Docs or Op Ed Documentary films from the New York Times here.

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$80 Million to Support 11 Human Services Agencies

The Lilly Foundation: Grants totaling $80 million to 11 human-services agencies that serve people with disabilities and...

Landrum Bolling, Earlham College Past president Passes At 104

Landrum Bolling, a 15-year president of Earlham College who also worked to achieve peace in the Middle East, has died...

Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

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