The What and Why of “Articles of Note”

We hope you like our “Articles of Note” page. Like the descriptions on our other “of Note” pages, our statement here is not intended to be a full review, but rather a brief introduction of an article worth reading. With this periodic feature we intend to enter into a conversation about short written pieces found almost anywhere—journals, newspapers, magazines, webzines, blogs, etc.—which will be of benefit to the person who wants to understand our world and how its ideas, events, and people find their place in the story of the Christian faith. If this sounds like a broad agenda, it is meant to be. Many of the articles will deal with the university and higher education in general, but many will not.

There is a reason for that. Those who are connected to the university are also connected to the broader society, and what is taught and done at the university has implications for life in the broader society. We are at all times the same human beings with the same influences, whether for the moment we are in the restaurant, the office, the public park, or the classroom. We feel it is important, therefore, not to limit our investigations simply to those articles that increase our knowledge of knowledge and its creation and dissemination, but to include articles that might be about anything relevant to life as it is being lived in our world today.

We welcome suggestions of articles we should post and comment upon. There are no ostensible limits to what we will post except these: 1) we will post the url and comment upon only one article each time we update the page; 2) we will strive to post articles, which are well written; 3) we will strive to post articles, which we deem to help us become better individuals and better members of society.