Friday, January 23, 2015

Five Links I Have Enjoyed -- Jan 23, 2015

First, Joe Carter presents us with a respectful dialog regarding the difference between the Mormon and evangelical view of Christ.

Next, is an interview with Jay Green (professor of history at Covenant College) regarding how Christians should approach academic studies. "We have this “sturdy tradition” of integrating faith and learning, Green contends: an approach that seeks to inform, and ultimately transform the fields of philosophy, sociology, science, mathematics, and even religion...We’ve thought a lot about how our faith should affect academics, Green says, but we’ve barely considered how our study of physics, history, philosophy, or sociology can affect our faith. Green believes we need a vision of faithful learning that pushes the conversation back in the direction of the disciplines."

Next, Justin Taylor gives us an interesting post on three types of Protestant fundamentalism since 1956 in which he cites the dissertation of SEBTS Professor Dr. Nathan Finn.

Here is another post showing the advantage of writing by hand.

Finally, researchers in Italy were able to use powerful x-rays to read words on scrolls burned in the eruption of Vesuvius in AD79. "The Herculaneum scrolls were burned by a furnace-like blast of hot gas that reached 320C. The heat pulse carbonised the papyri leaving the scrolls charred and too fragile to unroll without destroying them."

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