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Accelerating Innovation in Your City

As co-founder of the Disruptor Foundation, Irwin Kula is involved in the Innovation Excellence Innovation Cities Tour – hosted in part by the Disruptor Foundation, HYPE Innovation (Founding Sponsor) and more. The Innovation Cities Tour celebrates the Innovation Movement across the US by capturing, sharing, and spreading stories on innovation. “Our goal is to highlight innovation and innovators in each city we visit, proving that innovation is now a full-fledged discipline. We are gathering together disruptive thinkers, doers, technologies, and resources from the Innovation Excellence community in order to inspire one another,......

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Video: Passover and the Importance of Questions

From Odyssey Network’s Faith on the Record video series: The American Bible Society and Barna Group just released their joint annual study of Americans’ behaviors and attitudes towards the Bible. In it, they found that the number of skeptics, those “who believe the Bible is ‘just another book of teaching written by men that contain stories and advice'” has nearly doubled in three years. Now 19% of those questioned put themselves in that category, which is equal to the number who define themselves as “Bible-engaged”. But this is a flawed comparison. Skepticism......

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Video: Noah Brings in the Box Office and the Controversy

From Odyssey Network’s Faith on the Record video series: The movie Noah, starring Russell Crowe, continues to attract money (it’s earned over $178 million in its first two weeks of release) and controversy. Everyone seems to be talking about it, from the Vatican to Jon Stewart, and it’s been banned in some countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia. Both the critics and the critics’ critics are looking to “see what they already believe when they look at the Bible,” but maybe they should be looking for something else. Be sure to also......

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Video: The Supreme Court, Money and Democracy

From Odyssey Network’s Faith on the Record video series: Money in politics is nothing new but healthy societies are about balancing equal access and laws that are equally applied. What do you think? Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing the world for the better. Their stories explore a wise range of issues including peace, tolerance, social justice and the environment.? Visit Odyssey Networks at www.odysseynetworks.org.   To view more of Brad’s Faith on the Record discussions, please click here....

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Video: Finding New Solutions - Why the Hobby Lobby Case is Bigger than Freedom of Religion

From Odyssey Network’s Faith on the Record series: This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Sebelius v Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. This is a moment to examine not just what “freedom of religion” means, but how to find new solutions as well. When it concerns the toughest questions, the new answers we seek rarely come from grilling the other person about what they believe… Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing the world for the better. Their stories explore a wise range of issues including peace, tolerance,......

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How the Big Bang Brought Big Joy

Imagine how you would feel if years of curiosity, perseverance, creativity, love of learning, and faith were rewarded with confirmation of everything you believed! Well, last week, a team of scientists announced that the BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole detected gravitational waves that could be traced to a tiny fraction of a second after the Big Bang, providing evidence to a theory about the universe’s expansion called Inflation. Stay with me now, as I am a lot like you. While I got an A+ in Astronomy for Poets at Columbia University......

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Video: Putin's Annexation of Crimea and the "Humiliation Excuse"

From Odyssey Network’s Faith on the Record series: Last week Vladimir Putin led Russia in the annexation of Crimea, the latest move in the international crisis unfolding between Russia and Ukraine. According to Brad Hirschfield, humiliation “is used time and again around the globe to justify some of the most horrific things”, but “faith should help us appreciate the eternal, unbendable, unshakeable human dignity that each of us possesses regardless of what those around us do or have done to us in the past.” Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in......

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Video: Faiths Unite to Prevent Gun Violence

From Odyssey Network’s Faith on the Record series: March 13 kicked off the 2014 Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend. The event brought a coalition of over 50 denominations and faith-based organizations together in Washington, D.C. to address the ongoing issue of gun violence in America. Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing the world for the better. Their stories explore a wise range of issues including peace, tolerance, social justice and the environment.? Visit Odyssey Networks at www.odysseynetworks.org. To view more of Brad’s Faith on the Record discussions, please......

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Video: What Do Parents Owe Their Children?

From Odyssey Network’s Faith on the Record series: This week, a New Jersey judge decided that 18 year-old high school student Rachel Canning is not entitled to ongoing financial support from her parents. Brad Hirschfield calls for better communication and understanding. Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing the world for the better. Their stories explore a wise range of issues including peace, tolerance, social justice and the environment.? Visit Odyssey Networks at www.odysseynetworks.org....

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Depth vs. Breadth: Which Is Best for Problem-solving?

Do you enjoy surfing the Internet, learning a little about a lot of things, having many different experiences or do you like diving deeply into one thing, getting excited about mastering one area, developing a specific expertise? Are you a depth first or breadth first person, a generalist or a specialist? Are you a tourist, a pilgrim or a mixture of both? Obviously, which side we privilege depends on our goals, and our personality. But I wonder if the sort of urgent problems we face these days – global warming, income inequality,......

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