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The Impact of Language on the Brain, Creating New Neuronal Connections and Bible Study

Research from second language learning indicates that when we learn a new language, even a few words, we make new connections in our brain.

Establishing Ties and Taming Peace

By Kimberly Burnham In Rhodian, a language spoken on Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece the word "ktílos" or "κτίλος" means peaceful, tame, docile,...

Students can’t walk away from content, language, that’s uncomfortable

Creating a climate at our universities where students can walk away from any content that makes them uncomfortable seems helpful and empowering, but it isn’t.

Words: Capable Of Both Inflicting Injury and Remedying It

What we say and how we say it matters. Torah teaches us that G-d spoke the world into existence. The world was created through words. The rabbis teach us to guard our tongue from lashon hara (evil speech).

Words matter

Why is it so easy to be negative? Why do we say hurtful things so often? We know, from firsthand experience, that sticks and stones may break our bones, but words do, in fact, also break us, and yet we say them anyhow.

Thanks for another great Coffee Talk!

Join Spokane Faith & Values panelists Saturday at 10 a.m. for our next Coffee Talk where we'll discuss our relationship with language.

Our relationship to language is changing

In a perfect world, we’d all understand each other. We’d all know exactly the meaning and context of every sentence, and it would always be the same—across cultures, times, languages—fixed on the pursuit of verifiable truth.

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