Curator Letizia Treves curates (30:51)
The C-SPAN app may be downloaded here as well.
An introduction and overview of mass communication.
Religion for breakfast (7:22)
Ancient Conceptions of Happiness
Luke Timothy Johnson is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Chandler School of Theology.
Kindergarteners’ ability to pay attention—and boys” ability to be kind—appear particularly important.
By Jennifer Ouellette @ Ars Technica
Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today by John Shelby Spong @ Good Reads
From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity by Bart Ehrman @ Sycamore Creek Church
The Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History by Craig R. Koester @ SnagFilms
Video Spark Notes (10:22)
Paula Kerger, who joined the Public Broadcasting Service as president and CEO in 2006, told a TV critics meeting Monday that she committed to stay in the job for five more years because of her belief in “the purpose and power of public television.”
By Lynn Elber @ ABC News
As President John F. Kennedy said, we do such things not because they are easy, but because they are hard.
By Rhett Allain @ Wired
In the internet age what’s the point of libraries? Do we even need these brick and mortar buildings when a lot of knowledge can be found online?
Written and hosted by Danielle Brainbridge @ PBS Digital Studios
A review of Mark Noll’s The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind by Grant Wacker @ First Things.
By Mandy Truong @ Asian Correspondent
We recently conducted a study with leaders and community members from various faiths to better understand the capacity of faith communities to address and prevent FDV (family and domestic violence). Our initial findings indicate that while FDV is a common problem in faith communities, it remains poorly understood.
The Reformation at 500
Brad S.Gregory holds the Dorothy G. Griffin Chair in the Department of History at the recently ravaged University of Notre Dame.
By Morris M. @ Grunge
Sodom and Gomorrah have cast a long shadow over the Western imagination. Yet how much does the average dude or dudette on the street actually know about these two long-dead cities and their unlucky inhabitants? Like, did they even exist, or are they just beautiful myths? The truth is even more complicated than you probably think.
By Lloyd Alter @ Tree Hugger
All bicycles weigh 50 pounds. A 30-pound bicycle needs a 20-pound lock. A 40-pound bicycle needs a 10-pound lock. A 50-pound bicycle doesn’t need a lock at all.
This is an excellent article about basic bicycle security.
By Jonathan Merritt @ The Atlantic
If many evangelicals don’t trust public schools to teach their children about sex or science, why would they want those schools teaching scripture?
Here is an archive of Bart Ehrman’s 24 Great Courses lecture on The Historical Jesus: https://archive.org/details/Historical-Jesus/L01.-Many-Faces-Of-Jesus.avi
Dale B. Martin @ Yale University
Playlist (26 episodes)
This course provides a historical study of the origins of Christianity by analyzing the literature of the earliest Christian movements in historical context, concentrating on the New Testament.
Christine Hayes @ Yale University
Playlist (24 episodes)
This course examines the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) as an expression of the religious life and thought of ancient Israel, and a foundational document of Western civilization. A wide range of methodologies, including source criticism and the historical-critical school, tradition criticism, redaction criticism, and literary and canonical approaches are applied to the study and interpretation of the Bible. Special emphasis is placed on the Bible against the backdrop of its historical and cultural setting in the Ancient Near East.
“My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.”
By Jon Fingas @ endgaget
Not that this eliminates all the mystery involved.
Produced by Shawn Hamilton, Sandra McDaniel, Scott Michels
White evangelical Christians are among President Trump’s most important supporters. But more than 40 years ago, they were on the margins of American politics, so how and why did they transform themselves into the powerhouse they are today? And how do they view their relationship with Trump?
A U.S. Information Agency film from 1966 @ C-SPAN (12:36)
I am at a loss for words, other than to say that this film is narrated by Lee Marvin.
By Jameelah Nasheed @ Teen Vogue
Accusing Soros of being behind so many of today’s largest demonstrations of civil unrest is a method used to lessen the impact of these movements. It’s also a threat to democracy and a threat to Soros — made even more obvious with the discovery of an explosive device in his mailbox.