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美國人特別有創意嗎?

余創豪 chonghoyu@gmail.com 在從前的一篇文章中筆者曾經討論過流行於華人社會的狀元神話,在這裡我想談談美國的創意神話和個人英雄神話。 雖然美國學生在國際考試中表現不佳,但有些人卻為美國的教育體系辯護,他們認為儘管美國學生缺乏對基本概念的理解,但無論如何,免除了令人窒息的考試壓力和死記硬背的學習方式,這自由放任會讓他們有發揮創意的空間。畢竟,許… 詳閱

人家老婆更好:美國學亞洲,亞洲學美國

余創豪 Chong Ho Yu (Alex) chonghoyu@gmail.com 葉公好龍與翻轉教育 近年來美國有一個向亞洲學習教育方法的潮流,例如【紐約時報】記者托馬斯‧弗里德曼曾經到中國考察上海的學校和老師,最近我也先後來到了台灣和香港取經,有趣的是,一些台灣人和香港人卻主張向美國學習。 最近,台灣的十二年國民教育改革方案受到很多人批評,許多批評者呼籲教育部長蔣偉寧引咎辭職,最… 詳閱

流奶與蜜之地 – 聖地?

(圖:西牆隧道內一處相傳最接近當初至聖所之處) 聖地行 “耶路撒冷症候群是一種由於訪問耶路撒冷城而觸發的精神現象,包括一些宗教主題的激烈的思想困擾、錯覺或其他類似精神病的體驗。”《維基百科》 踏足耶路撒冷,是猶太教徒守節的要求,也是很多基督徒覺得死前必去之地,甚至誇張到抵達後患上耶路撒冷症候群。香港教會近年也流行舉辦以色列旅行團,甚至像北… 詳閱

崇拜講章:風雨飄搖的香港(太14:22-22)

(本文為筆者9/8/2014於眾樂教會周六崇拜的講章,未經修改原篇貼出) 各位姊妹兄弟,平安!很多謝卜牧師和眾樂教會邀請我今天到這兒講道。我很喜歡「眾樂教會」這名字,特別是將上主、眾生和我們的喜樂結連一起,形成一個生生不息的循環,肯定上主創造的美好,並且歡迎不同的人一同就近耶穌基督,在祂裡面成為一個身體—— One body in Christ。 但是,有很多東西正威… 詳閱

敬拜歌曲填詞人 Vicky Beeching 出櫃

“The Church’s teaching was the reason that I lived in so much shame and isolation and pain for all those years. But rather than abandon it and say it’s broken, I want to be part of the change,” she told The Independent. Beeching still relies on royalties from her worshi… 詳閱

有關伊斯蘭國的事實與誤解

Conflicting reports have emerged in recent weeks about the demands that the militant Islamist group Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIS, have imposed on all those living under their control in parts of Iraq and Syria. This has ranged from the relatively minor charge that all female shop mannequin… 詳閱

蘇丹信徒 Meriam Ibrahim 今天抵達美國

Persecuted Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim will arrive in the United States Thursday, the Associated Press reported. Ibrahim and her family have been in Europe since leaving Sudan last week. They will fly into Philadelphia on Thursday, and travel to Manchester, New Hampshire from there… 詳閱

Philip Yancey: 我們需要把恩典放在教義統一之上

As mud-slinging between liberal and conservative Christians over same-sex marriage, women leaders and so on and so on continues, it’s timely and pertinent that internationally renowned author Philip Yancey is revisiting the theme of grace – in particular, how can we extend it to one another in the face o… 詳閱

被囚於北韓的一名基督徒覺得被美國領袖遺棄

Kenneth Bae’s sister is urging US leaders to secure her brother’s release from a North Korean prison. Bae’s sister, Terri Chung, was responding to despondent comments attributed to her brother in an interview published Wednesday, Fox reports. The interview was published in a pro-North Korean, Japanese newspaper called Choson Sinbo. Th… 詳閱

伊斯蘭國針對的少數族裔

The Islamic State (IS) has killed Shia Muslims and Christians indiscriminately in recent weeks. But they’re not the only minorities being persecuted. There are others being targeted by the Islamic State who get far less attention… Shabaks A group of about 60,000 people, concentrated in the Nineveh plains having migrate… 詳閱
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