Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor, talks about the idea of the Benedict Option, which “recommends increase attentiveness to local communities, to the formations of Christians in the traditional practices and habits of the Church,” and how the BenOp relates to conservatism.
A study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Hankamer School of Business, found that as cellphone capabilities have advanced, so has the possibility of addiction to them. In his most recent study, published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, he found that excessive cellphone use “absolutely poses a potential risk for impairing academic performance . . . We need to identify the activities that push cellphone use from being a helpful tool to one that undermines our well-being and that of others.”
Ralph Wood, Ph.D., University Professor of Literature and Theology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and an affiliate faculty in the Great Texts Program, talks about the newest “forever” stamp featuring an image of award-winning American author Flannery O’Connor. Wood is the author of the 2005 book “Flannery O’Connor and the Christ-Haunted South.” “Her inclusion on U.S. postage stamps is a triumph for both American authors and American Catholics,” Wood said. (Corresponding picture of Flannery O'Connor in 1947; stamp image courtesy of the USPS)