THIS IS OUR CITY
We love the This is Our City films by filmmaker Nathan Clarke. What does faith and creativity, business, education or urban renewal have in common? A lot, as it turns out. For all of Nate’s films, go here: https://vimeo.com/thisisourcity or here: https://vimeo.com/fourthlinefilms
One of only eleven Master Penmen in the world, Jake Weidmann is a craftsman of the highest order. https://vimeo.com/62116940
This piece about gardening and farming in depressed Detroit is a completely different way of thinking outside the box: https://vimeo.com/59474340
Last year, six students, Richard McClintock and I visited UVA to hear Oxford mathmatician John Lennox speak in Cabell Hall on the topic, Does Science Bury God? Our students enjoyed the talk while representing Hampden-Sydney by dressing for the occaision, prompting a UVA student to inquire if perhaps, they were pledging a fraternity? (See photo.) But enough about bow ties: if you would like to hear the talk, click here: http://vimeo.com/39369218
KEN MYERS AND MARS HILL AUDIO
Ken Myers is the former editor of both NPR’s Morning Edition and then Comment Magazine before founding the always thoughtful Mars Hill Audio Magazine. Ken always surprises us with his profoundly diverse interests and seemingly fathomless reading list; last year he spoke at Hampden-Sydney on the topic of Law and Personhood, co-sponsored by Cogito, the Wilson Center, UPLS and the Pre-Law Society. For more on Ken Myers and Mars Hill Audio, see http://www.marshillaudio.org.
Check it out here: http://www.veritas.org
Our friend and fellow Christian Study Center director, Dr. Edward Dixon of Emery, runs this sailing/study combo, a completely unique concept as far as we know. We have heard him speak, and we hope to send students out on the water with him! Find it here: http://www.sailventures.com/about-us/
BOOK AND FILM CRITIC DREW TROTTER
Dr. Drew Trotter was the Executive Director for the Center for Christian Studies at UVA for 22 years before stepping down to form a Consortium of Christian Studies. Drew is film critic and writer, and speaks internationally on books, film, and culture, and recently spoke at Hampden-Sydney on “The Academy Award Nominees for Best Picture and What They Tell us about America.” Perhaps only Drew can manage a such a comprehensive understanding of what made the nominee list, and and then train-spot the trends, ideas, technique and culture that they reveal.
For Drew’s book review on the new book on Scientology, see here: http://studycentersonline.org/resource/clarity-and-cults/
Directors of the Consortium of Christian Studies Centers