Thursday, January 22, 2015

Five Links I Have Enjoyed -- Jan 22, 2015

As an aspiring church historian, I really enjoyed and appreciated this first post on seven reasons to teach our children church history. Like the author, I believe "the benefits of teaching them something about the key figures and movements from the rich heritage of the church are myriad."

Next Thomas S. Kidd looks at Robert Nisbet’s classic work The Quest for Community (1953). Kidd writes: "Although Nisbet’s wide-ranging and philosophically ambitious book will be demanding for many readers, it is well worth the effort, if only to get a sense for his overarching argument. It seems as relevant as ever."

If you are a seminarian, stop what you are doing right now and read this post from Spence Spencer about three vital relationships for every seminarian. "[The start of a new semester] is always an exciting time on campus. The energy level that the students bring to campus can be sensed as we sing together in chapel, see people in the library, and interact on the walkways. At the same time, when new members are introduced into a community, there are always periods of adjustment as the new faces (and sometimes the returning ones) try to figure out how to relate to people around them."

This is an interesting post about how University of Kentucky computer scientists were able to capture the writing on ancient scrolls.

Finally, here are 500 years of European colonialism in one animated map.

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