Week in Review: Copying Lots of Books Edition

What are you reading, watching, thinking about this week? As usual, here’s a few which have been on our mind. Let us know your thoughts on any/all of them. If you have items you’d like us to consider for the top five, add them in the comments or send them to Tom or Mike.

1. What’s a book? How do you prefer to read? Verlyn Klinkenborg in Further Thoughts of a Novice E-Reader (NY Times Editorial, 5/28/2010) weighs in with some negative thoughts on digital reading, even with the I-Pad! Is this generational or do we loose something when not being able to page through pages of text? Might digital reading be fine to accomplish certain readings?

2. How do you define plagiarism? How do you deal with departmental conflict? Do you think Is It a Sin?” (Jack Stripling, Inside Higher Ed, 6/2/2010) has more to do with plagiarism or departmental conflict?

3. Have something to share about The Kingdom is Here, Where do You See it or Sustaining Small Not For Profits – How Do We Move Forward? — then swing by Blog with Me – An Invitation to Participate (Christine Sine, Godspace, 6/3/2010). Note: Tom will be participating in the first series. He would love to read a story about what you’re seeing and a part of. (3/10/2011): MSA’s site has been under attack as such I deleted the above link. Praying for full restoration of MSA’s valuable on-line resources.

God is at work, God is moving in our world transforming renewing and restoring and we want everyone to know how and where we see that happening. There is still time to participate. What seeds of hope do you see as you look out onto God’s world – it may be through the work of small seemingly insignificant ministries that are quietly changing your neighbourhood. Or it might be through movements that highlight concerns about child slavery, environmental degradation or poverty. — Blog with Me – An Invitation to Participate (Christine Sine. Godspace. 6/3/2010)

4. A few posts that Mike has been reading from Alan Jacobs’ Text Patterns blog:

  • The past, present, and future of commonplace books
  • 10 books that influenced Jacobs at various ages [happy to see one of the books was one of my own favorites, W. H. Auden’s The Dyer’s Hand – Mike]
  • Jacobs shares his personal method for capturing quotes, links, etc.


ESN member Robert Velarde (whose Conversations with C. S. Lewis we featured a while back) has a new book coming out on a topic dear to Mike’s heart: The Wisdom of Pixar. Be sure to check out this Christianity Today interview with Pixar’s Pete Docter about the way his faith informs his work and art. [Hmm…I wonder if anyone has a book deal for The Gospel According to Hayao Miyazaki…]

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Tom Grosh IV

Tom enjoys daily conversations regarding living out the Biblical Story with his wife Theresa and their four girls, around the block, at Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church (where he teaches adult electives and co-leads a small group), among healthcare professionals as the South Central PA Area Director for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), and in higher ed as a volunteer with the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). The Christian Medical Society / CMDA at Penn State College of Medicine is the hub of his ministry with CMDA. Note: Tom served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship / USA for 20+ years, including 6+ years as the Associate Director of ESN. He has written for the ESN blog from its launch in August 2008. He has studied Biology (B.S.), Higher Education (M.A.), Spiritual Direction (Certificate), Spiritual Formation (M.A.R.), Ministry to Emerging Generations (D.Min.). To God be the glory!

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    Christine Sine commented on June 7, 2010 Reply

    Tom thanks for mentioning the synchroblogs & for being willing to be a part of these too

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