March 20, 2006 @ 6:43 am by sean
If you all would not mind, could you pray for my mate Nick?
The chaps here have been rather interested in understanding, at least, Christianity, and I am more than willing to talk about it so we have had some well good discussions about it. What I have heard, and am seeing, is that Europe is post-Christian, and it seems many here are ‘Christian’ but not really. So most of my mates have the general concept. My mate Nick started reading The Di Vinci Code recently, and although it is getting him interested in Chritianity again, he is not getting off to the best start. Regardless, he is getting interested in Christianity and that is neat. Our rooms here came with Giddeon Bibles so he has a Bible to read and is going to start reading the actual Gospels as comparison. He is studying forensic psychology so naturally he is researching everything he is finding in The Di Vinci Code, but using the internet which is only affirming the skewed version of the story. And as he gets deeper I am finding myself less and less equiped and knowledgable to discuss it, especially having never read the story myself. Of the discussions we have had, he has been the most interested and the most talkative about it all. So if you all could pray that the discussions we have and what he reads will bring him closer to God and the truth, that would be amazing.
This more or less affirms me taking ‘History of Christianity’ next year. Of those who have taken the class, what kind of work-load is it? I will also have History of Art II, Senior project, an internship, and possibly a Dr. Miller class about conviviality in architecture, which I am rather excited about. I do not want to fail my senior year though.
Listen to this course description for the Architecture for Conviviality:
Students consider the warnings that industrialized objects, including buildings, tend to cause our disengagement. We will consider how buildings may have potential for building community and for enhancing engagement with created reality. All of us will be challenged to consider our faith-practice in the world described by contemporary philosophers, theorists, Christians, and critics.
How brilliant is that! Unfortunately, the course ‘A Search for Authenticity in Architecture’ sounds equally as wonderful. Which follows thusly:
Our seminar is structured to instigate a critical inquiry into this immanent “authenticity” through the eye of the “designer.” What is “authenticity”? Why is “authenticity” important for architecture and to its designer? How does “authenticity” relate to architects and architecture in the past, present, and future? Along with a biblical text, we will examine many theories and ideas, which derive from various architects and their architectural expressions of urban, social, cultural, and political contexts through the epistemology of the era in which they lived. As a result, we hope to deepen the gift of discernment in the “act of design.”
And with Dr. Miller, it will be beyond words. He will be back from sabbatical, right? Why do we not get classes such as that for graphic design?
Do children really have that short of an attention span, or do we create that world for them to live in. I suppose physically/mentally it may be shorter, but maybe we have done more to encourage it by constructing the world they live in to not expect anything more of them, just to continue the what we think is inevitable. We assume change for the worse is natural, but ignore that change for the better is possible.