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Christians and Video Games

Christians and Video Games

Under the title of Let the Gamers Say "Amen!" Christianity Today reviews a new book from Trinity Western University professor Kevin Schut. Of Games and God: A Christian Exploration of Video Games examines the world of video games and offers a Christian commentary and perspective on a billion dollar industry that touches the lives of millions of families.

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Learndot Opens Corporate University Platform (Including a Free Plan)

Learndot Opens Corporate University Platform (Including a Free Plan)

According to an article in TechCrunch, Learndot has opened up its online learning platform for organizations to create their own virtual corporate universities.  To quote from TechCrunch, "Learndot is combining a course-creation tool a la Udemy with a platform for delivery, quizzing and analytics."  The pricing structure is particularly noteworthy.  A business can pay $499 per month for 150 learners, a team can pay $249 per month for 50 active learners, and anyone can get a free account for up to 5 active learners per month.

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Colorado Christian Adds MBA in Health Care Administration

Colorado Christian Adds MBA in Health Care Administration

In response to the growing health care market, Colorado Christian University has added an emphasis in health care administration to its Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.  According to the CCU News Release, "The MBA-HCA will prepare students for such disruptive innovation by training them in health care economics and challenging them to evaluate creative and effective solutions to health care issues."

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Calvin Launches Digital Research Center for Reformation Studies

Calvin Launches Digital Research Center for Reformation Studies

According to a Christian Newswire Press Release, Calvin Theological Seminary is launching "a research center devoted to developing digital tools, resources, and scholarship focused on the religious reformations of the early modern era, particularly arising out of the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century."  The Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research "is conceived as a forum to promote research into the Reformation and post-Reformation periods, covering the 16th to the 18th centuries, through the use of digital tools, skills, and resources."

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Seminaries Struggling in Current Economic Climate

Seminaries Struggling in Current Economic Climate

I missed this when it was released a few weeks ago but Inside Higher Ed has an article profiling Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Luther Seminary is the largest Lutheran seminary in the largest Lutheran denomination in the United States and yet they're in serious financial difficulty.  After weathering much of the economic downturn, they faced an enrollment drop in the fall and a mounting debt.  As a result, the seminary president resigned in December, about 15% of the staff (18 of 125) have just been laid off, 8 faculty (out of 44) are voluntarily leaving, a master's degree has been shuttered, and the Ph.D. program has put a three-year hold on admissions.

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