Friday, 22 February 2008

"Educating people out of their creativity"

I was recently sent this link to a video of a talk by Sir Ken Robinson in 2006 on creativity and education. I found it very thought provoking. For my longer spiel on it, see my other blog (my first post, I'm so excited!). Anyway, I'd like to hear your thoughts.

Monday, 11 February 2008


I have to say, we have let our blog become rather uncomfortably quiet over the past few months. In an effort to revitalize our efforts, I offer the following:

BYU-Hawaii Convocation, December 2007

This is the transcript of a talk given by Elder M. Russel Ballard at the graduation ceremony in December at BYU-Hawaii. In it, he encourages members of the church to use New Media, such as blogs and social networking sites to participate in the ongoing worldwide conversation about the Church. Whether or not we participate, this conversation is going to take place. And, while he focuses more on answering the questions of non-members and sharing the gospel, I find it appropriate to point out how even our own questions and answers (as we have seen in our particular conversations, for instance) are a part of the larger conversation that goes on about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I, for one, feel that encouraging understanding and faith is a noble goal of our little project. It would be a shame to see it silent. So, with that, bring it on!