Tuesday, January 14, 2014
hi ho (to watch Lost and Banksy and U2)
It’s my first day back at work today.
And I get to spend it at Flinders, talking about movies, street art and concerts – more specifically Lost, Banksy and U2. It is part of an innovation, in which we are using the (new) Summer School window at Flinders, to offer courses on campus that might be of wider public interest.
So we quietly worked away last year, putting a new topic – Bible and Culture – through academic processes at Flinders.
It seems to have worked, of the enrolments, 12 are non-Theology students, which means a wider public engagement (and a much more diverse and interesting class-room).
So today I spend the morning teaching, talking about the “and culture” part of a topic called Bible and culture. I’ll chat about how I became a film reviewer and the tools I use to do that year after year, from a theology slant. We’ll look at the rise of popular culture and ways to understand the ongoing presence of Christianity in culture.
All while watching Lost and looking at Bansky and considering Bono’s hand gestures!
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