Culture At Large

TC once again partnering with Calvin College's January Series

Josh Larsen

Think Christian is pleased to once again be a simulcast site for the January Series of Calvin College. Through Jan. 27, each talk will be streamed live at our offices, 6555 W. College Drive, Palos Heights, Ill.

Of course, that doesn't do much for our followers outside of the Chicago area (like, um, those of you in New Zealand). So we'll also be sharing video of a talk or two here on the site. We anticipate posting Craig Detweiler's "iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives" some time next week. Detweiler, professor of communication and the director of the Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture at Pepperdine University, will discuss the major symbols of our distracted age (Apple, Amazon, Twitter) and the impact of the technologies that drive us. It should nestle in nicely with TC's Technology section.

If other speakers on the schedule sound intriguing - from Larry Louters' talk about chemistry and finding God in the miniscule to Paul Marshall's discussion of persecuted Christians - you can also listen to live audio of their presentations here. Each talk takes place at 11:30 a.m. CST. If you do stop by our office for a simulcast, be sure to track me down and say hi. I'd normally be the guy wearing the TC t-shirt, but lately around here it's been hovering at 3 degrees. (Did I mention we'll serve fresh coffee at the simulcast?)

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