What are you reading, watching, thinking about this week? As usual, hereâ€™s a few which have been on our mind. Let us know your thoughts on any/all of them. If you have items youâ€™d like us to consider for the top five, add them in the comments or send them to Tom or Mike.
1.Â Ever struggle with The Morality of Sleep (The Chronicle of Higher Education. 8/11/2010)?Â Â Â Hope this research helps encourage the driven (including myself) to remember to take aÂ day of rest, developÂ margin, and step into helpful habits/rhythms of lifeÂ in order to be a blessing to those who the Lord brings along their path.Â A learning community which is committed to such a perspective provides a great context for mature relationships which bless others, without it the counter-cultural nature of seeking sleep/rest can cause conflict in and of itself.
2.Â Â Yale’s New ‘Jewish Lives’ Series seeks to address the provoking question of what it means to be Jewish.Â Why doÂ the editors start the series with a biography of Sarah Bernhardt?
A: We launched with Bernhardt because her life raises so many powerful questions about what it means to be Jewish. Though she converted to Catholicism, she felt deeply identified as a Jew throughout her life. Then there is the sheer fascination of her life, especially through the eyes of Bob Gottlieb; and her enduring legacy as the greatest actress who ever lived. — Sarah Bernhardt Premieres in Yale’s New ‘Jewish Lives’ Series (The Chronicle of Higher Education. 8/11/2010).
3.Â Brainstorm: Justification by Faith:Â Michael Ruse is repelled by some Christian believers’ eager anticipation of a deathbed conversion from Christopher Hitchens, the cancer-stricken writer and atheist. (The Chronicle of Higher Education. 8/10/2010). Well worthÂ a read, consideration, and response in your campus discussion group.Â Would love for someone to start a conversation on the article before I have opportunity to return to it.
More in Christians in the academy and some talk about poetry after the jump.Â [Read more…] about Week in Review: Sleeping Edition