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August 12, 2007

This Week’s Blog Roundup

Here’s a few blogposts and comment conversations that have caught my eye, Sunshine: The Movie Clothed in the Sun – SF Gospel is a new blog for me, coming via a link from GreenFlame. This review Sunshine (for my review see here) of Danny Boyle’s excellent film, Sunshine makes some very good points and reminds […]

Here’s a few blogposts and comment conversations that have caught my eye,

Sunshine: The Movie Clothed in the SunSF Gospel is a new blog for me, coming via a link from GreenFlame. This review Sunshine (for my review see here) of Danny Boyle’s excellent film, Sunshine makes some very good points and reminds us that there is a lot for theologians to consider in this film.

Rescuing Souls vs. Loving Neighbors – Some good quotes and comments to remind us of the harmful implications of focussing on people’s souls to the exclusion of their full personhood.

Beware The Blogosphere: Here Be Dragons – Brodie looks at the issue of blogging and copyright and the ensuing comment-discussion takes on a broad range of important topics (also take a look at the follow-on discussion at SmuloSpace).

English Usage In Hong Kong – Facinating post on English proficiency in Hong Kong and the effect of teaching English over a Cantonese first language base. English standards are a big topic of conversation here in HK.

Pilgrimage – As I commented; these guys fascinate me. I still remember stopping to talk to a few (via my driver’s interpretation) at the rest stations set up along the MG Road and NH-8. One of my regrets is not having taken some footage to make a little documentary about their travels.

The Education Reform Fronts: Out There and In Here – A great post on blogging, technology and education (via Mary at Tensegrities, with further comments). What is clear from this discussion is that technology (and the deconstruction of resistance to it) clarifies the issues at stake in education. Taken seriously and at its best, blogging plays an important role in this. This quote represents a pretty good summary of how I feel about this.

“I am firmly in the camp that blogging (the verb) starts with reading, and that great blogging is using the text to connect ideas and patterns from sometimes disparate sources and experiences in a linked environment that allows the reader to wallow in the context of the ideas being presented. That‚Äôs not to say that posts that don‚Äôt do that aren‚Äôt worth reading. But to me, at least, that‚Äôs where the magic of this is, both as writer and as reader.”

[tags] Education, Theological Method, Copyright, Evangelism [/tags]

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