I was interviewed on why and how adults should be lifelong learners. This interview captures much that has animated my ministry for many years:
In his book, he relates an entertaining anecdote from the airline industry. A baggage handler broke a musician’s $3,000 guitar, and the musician spent nine months working through the airline’s labyrinthine phone system to no avail. Finally he wrote a song about it, put it on YouTube and got more than 1 million views. The airline’s stock price fell 10 percent, costing shareholders more than $180 million, roughly 60,000 times the value of the original guitar.
My own reflection on this important piece by Alan Jacobs:
For many years, I’ve tried to address the problem through teaching the Bible and theology. I still do so, but I am now convinced that though biblical/theological illiteracy is still a big problem with so-called evangelicals, historical ignorance is equally eating our lunch.
My friend, Nate Bridgman, sent this my way. A terrific talk with major implications for both Christian and secular organizations.
Good succinct reflection from actor, Chris Evans:
There are many fine worldview books available. I’ve read my fair share.
What makes this one unique is that Poplin weaves her own story throughout this compendious book. Poplin has experienced many of these alternative philosophies not as some detached academic, but as a real participant. Her wide-ranging reading and commentary offers fresh analysis.
Ancient Greece versus Ancient Rome: Which one is preferable?
I will be interviewing Professor Karen Swallow Prior next month, but this is a terrific interview on what great books can do for us: