This past week at ACU was Summit, the event formally known as Lectureship. It was an exciting time where scholars from around the nation (and world) gathered for a forum on issues that are pressing hard against the Christian church (as a whole) in today’s world. Topics covered were in a wide range from worship, to biblical study, to social work, to recycling, and more. The following is a write-up on one particular Summit class that I went to, called “Jesus and Muhammad”.
Last night I was in class, Human-Computer Interactions 2, one of my graduate classes this semester. The teacher is not a full time prof but rather works in the real world and so she’s much easier to talk to and approach as she is without the requisite snootiness that comes with a PhD and a job in academia (not that all PhD’s are snooty, but you get the idea). I really enjoy her class because it’s great discussion (and sidetracks) and material without the massive pressure to perform on big ol’ nasty tests and whatnot. There’s still work, but it’s a laid-back environment where learning takes priority over regurgitating knowledge. I very much appreciate the atmosphere she has set for our class. But it was in this unassuming class on a normal class night that I had what I call a “Peter moment.” Continue reading