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FN@I Lecture Series – Mark Stirling
By Covenant Seminary on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Join FSI for the next FN@I lecture this Friday, November 9, 7-9 p.m. at Crave Coffee House  with guest speaker, Mark Stirling.
Interconnected? Is online living enriching or impoverishing our humanity?
“Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” - T.S. Eliot
Few would deny the benefits the internet seems to have brought to modern life - email, online shopping, quickly searching for information, and a vast choice of entertainment. However, recent research suggests that regular use of the internet may actually change the way we read, think and remember. How is the internet changing the 78.3% of Americans who used it in the last year?… and how might we evaluate whether that change is positive or negative? This talk and discussion time will explore some of the issues surrounding regular internet use and its effect on our thinking processes.
Mark Stirling is a former medical doctor who has worked in student ministry with the Navigators in Edinburgh. In 2007 he completed an MA in Exegetical Theology at Covenant Seminary in St. Louis. He, his wife Jenny, and their four children now live in St. Andrews, Scotland, where they seek to help students grow to maturity in Christ. He is also engaged in PhD studies in Theology and Biblical Studies (Learning Christ in Ephesians) at the University of St. Andrews and is involved in helping to lead the work of the Navigators amongst students in the UK.

Class Notes
[MATS] - 
Randy Rhea

After ten years as an assistant pastor of Grace Evangelical, Germantown, TN, Randy Rhea (MATS ’98) planted Trinity Presbyterian Church, Corinth, MS. This past January, Randy and his wife moved to Madison, MS where Randy is serving as the assistant pastor of Madison Heights Presbyterian. Randy and his wife Sheri have two children, Emily (12) and Walker (9).

[MDiv] - 
Michael Hall

Congratulations to Michael Hall (MDiv '00) on becoming Pastor to Students at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville, VA. Michael has served as Pastor of Student Ministries at Kirk of the Hills, St. Louis, MO for the past seven years. Michael and his wife Kirby Hall MATS '99) have three children, McKenzie (10), Carter (9), and John Thomas (7).

[DMin] - 
Jame Hahs

After 11 years as pastor of Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City, Jame Hahs (DMin ‘ 06) was appointed to the position of Directing Pastor of Main Street United Methodist Church in Alton, IL. He is now entering his fourth year in that position. Jame and his wife Donna live in Alton, IL.

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