The Thistle

FN@I Lecture Series – Mark Stirling

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.