I just ran across an interesting site that gives up‐to‐the‐minute estimates of the state of world evangelization. I don’t know how they arrived at their figures, but I find it interesting: The Unfinished Task
Students from around the world come to study at Stanford.
I came across this information regarding international student enrollment at Stanford. Some of the information is a year or two out‐of‐date (which surprised me–it seems like this could be dynamically generated from a database and be 100% accurate at all times).
1/3 of all grad students are international, as are 1/20 of all undergrads. That works out to something like 20–25% of all Stanford students hail from another country.
The Top Ten Foreign Nations (among graduate students)
Talk about potential for global impact!
I get even more Flash‐ified.
I just redesigned the site navigational system using Flash. It should degrade gracefully (meaning that if you can’t run Flash, you should still be able to use the site).
Now that the site navigational system is in Flash, I can do some pretty cool things with it. I’ll try to restrain myself from doing anything too obnoxious (but I’d like to do some cool stuff that still loads quickly… feel free to post links to sites that you think use Flash well in the comments).
I’m still hoping to post some book musings soon. We’ll see…
driving to churches all day long
Yesterday Paula and I got up at 5:30am to drive to a church in Salida to share with them about our ministry, and then we drove to Sonora to share at that church.
We didn’t get home until 11:30 at night!
Still, we had a great day. Both the churches were swell (although very different).
I’ve been meaning to post some reflections on books I’ve read lately. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to do that sometime tonight…
We just got back from Chi Alpha’s Winter Conference yesterday. Wow!
It’s hard to summarize a multi‐day conference in a such a brief posting, so I’ll content myself with observing that the worship and the teaching were both top‐notch, and the campground itself was stunningly beautiful. The overwhelming majority of students that we talked with were having significant spiritual experiences. It was very cool.
Also, I had the opportunity to teach a workshop called “Reasonable Answers to Honest Questions” (in which we talked very frankly about handling doubts and intellectual challenges to the faith) and I was also able to facilitate a seminar called “the Idea Exchange” (in which we just shared neat ideas from one campus to another).
Although the drive back was nearly eight hours and we were quite tired, we decided to have a joint New Year’s celebration. We met in one of the student’s apartments and had a jolly old time!
P.S. Expect website updates to return to their usual frequency (once or twice a week).