With school starting up again, there’s a new threat to teachers and professors: YouTube. Those pesky cell phones will once again incriminate the crazy, the boring, and the downright bad professors. Like ratemyprofessors.com, the truth will eventually win out–professors who are enaging, who know their content, and who have enough humility to laugh at themselves with the rest of the world will thrive. The real question, though, is who will watch when they could be watching this?
This article from the Los Angeles Times on Calvary Chapel founder Chuck Smith’s relationship with his son is an interesting portrayal of what seems like a difficult family dynamic. It is an article without any heroes for me: Chuck Smith, Jr. has embraced liberal theology while Chuck Smith, Sr. and his associates seem to be callous conservatives. Some of the quotations from Smith’s associates are painful. (HT: TheChristianMind)
Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.