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October 7, 2005

Drawn Out Conversation

A few weeks ago I sat down with Andy Rau of ThinkChristian.net, and we had a delightful conversation about comic books, with a big fat digital recording device capturing the whole thing. He's posted that recording as ThinkChristian's first podcast, which is also, come to think of it, my first podcast. Check it out, and if you're so inclined and have an unusually high number of fingers, feel free to count the "umms" and "uhhs."

Posted by Dave Zimmerman at October 7, 2005 12:09 PM Bookmark and Share


It was good. Liked the example of using the Spiderman dilemma for introducing ethical problems. Might use that in class sometime (which will only reinforce my students' and colleagues' opinions that I need to get out more.)

Comment by: Stephen Garner at October 9, 2005 4:42 AM

Be sure to use the comic, not the film, to represent the ethical dilemma; in the film Spider-Man saves everybody, but in the comic his girlfriend dies.

Wow--who knew I was so morbid.


Comment by: Dave at October 10, 2005 8:31 AM

Yes, good point. If I remember rightly there was some heated discussion at the time over whether Peter killed Gwen in trying to save her (which I think Stan Lee confirmed was the case). I could probably use the comparision between the movie and the comic in class too.

Comment by: Stephen Garner at October 12, 2005 3:36 PM

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Lisa Rieck is a reader and writer who likes to discuss good ideas over hot drinks and gets inspired by the sky. She takes in all kinds of good ideas as a proofreader for InterVarsity Press.

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