Wednesday, April 2, 2008

View Videos of the 2008 TEDPrize Winners

I have blogged quite a bit about the annual TED Conference, so forgive me for doing so again.

The 2008 TEDPrize Winners' videos are now available online. They are facinating to watch. It is especially interesting to see how all three of them recognize the broken nature of this fallen world in which we find ourselves, and their response is to do something to make it better.

There is much we in the church can learn from watching compassionate, and in many cases, secular, people, respond to the needs of the sin-stained creation.

Sadly, they often put us to shame. How can the church be a more powerful force for the restoration of creation? Could it be that creativity can help move creation toward restoration?

Watch the videos by following these links:

Neil Turok - 2008 TED Prize wish: An African Einstein
Be sure to pay attention to this. Neil Turok is responsible for a new theory of the beginning of the universe.
Niel Turok at Wikipedia.com

Karen Armstrong - 2008 TED Prize wish: Charter for Compassion
A very interesting talk from an ex-nun advocate for an eccumenical call for compassion.
Karen Armstrong at Wikipedia.com

Dave Eggers - 2008 TED Prize wish: Once Upon a School
Started a Pirate Supply Shop that turned into an educational phenomenon. Does that sound crazy? Watch the video and embrace the creativity.
Dave Eggers at Wikipedia.com

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