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.