Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What gives art value?

Answer the following questions:

1. According to the article, what makes something have artistic value?


2. How does this research change the way you view art and popularity?
 


http://www.npr.org/2014/02/27/282939233/good-art-is-popular-because-its-good-right

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Logical Fallacies

Here is your two part assignment:

1. In your own words, define "logical fallacy."

2. Pick an example of a logical fallacy, (there are A LOT of options) and write a one paragraph description/explanation in your own words, and illustrate it in picture form.

The websites bellow should be very helpful.  Come prepared to present on Friday.


https://bookofbadarguments.com/

https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Modesty: what is it, and why should I care?

This video talks about the issue of Christian Modesty.  The speaker's short talk is an excellent of persuasion.  Please watch the video and respond to the following questions.

1. What is modesty, and how do we identify it?

2. What can the history of the bikini teach us about how standards change over time? On what do people base their standards of modesty?

3. Who is responsible for keeping modesty: men or women?

4. What principles can we as post-modern Christians develop socially appropriate definitions of modesty?
 

http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=00JF2MNU

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Academy Chaplain Dismissed Over Same Sex Wedding

Please read the following post from Spectrum Magazine -- a liberal and independent Adventist publication not directly affiliated with the Adventist Church.  After reading, share your thoughts on the blog, and come prepared to discuss this issue in class.  Remember, we want to create a SAFE environment for these types of discussions.  Please be kind and respectful, but don't be afraid to voice your opinion, no matter how strongly you feel others may disagree.  Again, remember to be kind.


http://spectrummagazine.org/blog/2013/12/10/highland-view-academy-chaplain-dismissed-over-same-sex-wedding

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Richard Dawkins on Religion

Watch this interview with Richard Dawkins, a major atheistic scientist from England.  Here how he thinks about religion and religious people.

The interview is in three parts.  Please avoid other episodes, as they will include some VERY vulgar language that will be uncensored.  I just have no other way to show this video.  : /

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-september-24-2013/exclusive---richard-dawkins-extended-interview-pt--1