Don't Have a Sacred Cow, Man!

“It was the image of a rebellious, youth-corrupting Bart Simpson that caused many conservatives-George Bush I, among them-to decry the show as evidence of America’s moral decline when it debuted in 1989. But recently The Simpsons has gotten a lot of positive ink for its thoughtful portrayal of faith and family values, including cover stories in Christianity Today and The Christian Century. What changed?” –Don’t Have a Sacred Cow, Man!Sojourners)…

Students Embrace the Internet, but Not as Replacement to Classrooms, Study Finds

“A surprising number of college students say they regularly use the Internet for academic purposes, but they see cyberspace as a supplement to — not a replacement for — traditional classrooms, a team of researchers reported Sunday…. The researchers warned against ignoring the possible educational benefits of some recreational online activities, such as instant messaging and downloading music.” –Students Embrace the Internet, but Not as Replacement to Classrooms, Study FindsChronicle)…