Jun 30, 2014

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How to Train Your Dragon 2: Sometimes It Takes a Kid’s Movie to Speak to An Adult

I’m pleased to offer a guest post from Jon Crutchfield, a graduate student in HBU’s MA in Apologetics program. He wrote this review as part of his work for his “Film, the Visual Arts, and Apologetics” class with Dr Evan Getz. Enjoy! — Holly Ordway *** Sometimes It Takes A Kid’s Movie to Speak To An Adult Jon Crutchfield There is much to learn from...

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Jun 25, 2014

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Making Ideas Sticky

The calling of the apologist is not simply to communicate true ideas and information, but to communicate effectively. Otherwise we are talking to ourselves, at best, and at worst, annoying people into rejecting the truth. One aspect of effective communication involves presenting ideas in a way that is engaging and memorable – in a way that sticks with people after they’ve heard...

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Jun 22, 2014

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The CS Lewis Symposium at Westminster Abbey: Videos of Lectures and Panel

If you had the privilege, as I did, of attending the events at Westminster Abbey last November to honor C.S. Lewis, you know how excellent the Symposium lectures and panel were. Now, even if you weren’t there – you can watch the videos! The Symposium was held on Thursday, Nov. 21st, 2013, the day before the Memorial Service in the Abbey itself, at which the Memorial to...

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Jun 18, 2014

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The City Podcast: Education and Human Flourishing

What’s Liberal About the Liberal Arts? Featuring: Dr. Hunter Baker, Cate MacDonald, Dr. Holly Ordway, Dr. John Mark Reynolds It’s all about liberty. Dr. Hunter Baker, dean of instruction at Union University, recently published a piece at The Federalist in which he offers a defense of the liberal arts. Many people may not even know what the liberal arts are, much less what...

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Jun 16, 2014

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Answering the Why of Writing

Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body. – Ecclesiastes 12:12 (NIV) From third grade through my freshman year in college, I played the violin. I got so I could play well enough to sit first chair in our high school orchestra and chamber orchestra. You could say I was a medium sized fish in the proverbial puddle. Throughout this time, there was never...

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Jun 11, 2014

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The City Podcast: The Pro-Life Movement in England and America

I consider “Translatlantic Pro-Life” to be the most important episode that I was involved in this year on The City Podcast. Have a listen! Translatlantic Pro-Life Eminent C.S. Lewis scholar, Dr. Michael Ward, is the Senior Member (faculty advisor) for the Oxford Students for Life. Since he also teaches at HBU, this is an excellent opportunity to get some insight into the...

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Jun 9, 2014

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The Necessity of Music: Switchfoot’s “Where I Belong”

The Necessity of Music: Switchfoot’s “Where I Belong”

Now that the preliminaries are out of the way, I can finally get down to the kind of things that inspired me to take the chance of writing about music. I want to open the ongoing part of this series with a group that has rekindled my interest in new music. Before we begin, I want to highlight a site I have used to explore different kinds of music (AllMusic.com). Various links to...

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