This is the second part of J. Robert Parks’ seminar track from Cornerstone 2010.
Facebook. Twitter. Second Life. Such “new media” can hardly seem “new” when the landscape changes week to week. But it seems worth trying to get a sense of the landscape of how digital media is transforming our lives — for good and ill. We’ll rely on the guidance of that godfather of media studies, Marshall McLuhan — the groundbreaking theorist of “hot” and “cold” media (and Catholic believer, who converted after reading G. K. Chesterton). We’ll examine several of McLuhan’s theories and apply them to social networking, websites, blogs, cell phones, texting, etc in hopes of continuing the quest to understand media.
This is the first part of Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove’s seminar track from Cornerstone 2010.
Joel Osteen is partly right–God does want to give you your best life now. But the abundant life Jesus invites us into is far better than the American Dream. And it takes a conversion of our imaginations to receive it. This seminar explores Jesus’ tactics for slipping God’s Economy into the broken systems of this world and beginning to enjoy God’s abundance where you are right now.
The first and final part of James Stump’s Science & The Bible seminar track from Cornerstone 2010.
Sometimes people of faith think it is the goal of scientists to disprove the Bible—as if scientists get together each week in some smoky room to agree on what biblical doctrine they’ll attack that week! Others are sure that we can find confirmation of scientific theories hidden in the biblical text. This seminar will investigate, from a philosophy of science perspective, the goal and role of science within a larger context that includes the Christian’s commitment to biblical revelation. As a case study, we’ll look at the Genesis account of creation in the context of other Ancient Near East creation stories.
This is the first and final part of Sandy Ramsey’s seminar track from Cornerstone 2009.
What do the homeless say to us? What do the homeless want us to know? Why should we listen to them? Stories from the front lines. . .
This is the third part of Jason Peter’s seminar track from Cornerstone 2009.
One of America’s greatest social critics, essayists and poets, Wendell Berry is a man-of-letters, farmer, and modern-day prophet. More than ever, Berry offers a faithful witness against a standard of living neither practically sustainable nor morally defensible. This seminar explores the vision of simplicity that unifies Berry’s multi-faceted life and works, and the faith that drives it.
This is the second part of Keith Wasserman’s seminar track from Cornerstone 2009.
Creatively engaging the culture of poverty with the Gospel for three decades, Keith Wasserman has regularly gone homeless by choice in various US cities to “see from the other side”. In this seminar, Keith will share what he’s learned from the poor and from ministry with the poor both from his experiences on the streets and from the trenches of developing an intentional Christian community that lives out the call of Jesus to love our neighbors in poverty.