Friday, February 08, 2002

Brain stimulation

I've often wished the web and personal websites were available when I was an undergraduate because posting to a personal website can be a great way to keep track of and to process all the new ideas one is exposed to in college. However, the web can also be a great distraction and time suck.

I just got back from a stimulating morning at a religion and media conference. John Hart, a former religion reporter for the Los Angeles Times who now works for The Christian Century, was the main speaker. The panelists included Jon Beaupré, a broadcast reporter, Philip Amerson, the president of Claremont School of Theology, and Zayn Kassam, a professor at Pomona College.

Topics of discussion included how balanced and insightful media coverage of religion is and how scholars of religion can contribute to a broader understanding of religious issues.

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