Friday, October 25, 2013

Brain Food: Rev. Jim Wallis

The second Brain Food lecture of the year was Jim Wallis of the group Sojourners. This spring he published a book entitled, "On God's Side." I was reading it during the government shut down and the book actually described what was happening. It was very prophetic. We spent 16 days talking about winners and losers versus governing for the people. So Wallis led a discussion about how we focus on the neediest in our society.

My favorite part of the lecture was when Wallis indicated that schools like Dillard should be involved in formation of students, not just providing information. That really spoke to me in the age of MOOCs and on line education. So I need to finish reading this book. His lecture was very thought provoking.

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