06 October 2011

Daily Morsels-October 6, 2011

Ever heard of the Apostolic Fathers?-My friend Rick Brannan wrote this essay about the usefulness of contemporary writings in understanding the New Testament.  He has a forthcoming book available to Logos users as well, entitled The Apostolic Fathers Greek-English Interlinear.   We took Greek together at Northwestern for 3 semesters.  It is nice to see what happens when you actually apply your knowledge rather than allowing it to atrophy, like I did. 

Man up--This article on CNN.com by William Bennett is just another documenting the trends of boys not becoming men.  "Today, 18-to- 34-year-old men spend more time playing video games a day than 12-to- 17-year-old boys. While women are graduating college and finding good jobs, too many men are not going to work, not getting married and not raising families."  I pray that our churches would take the lead in going after the men.

Credo-Yesterday, the first issue of a new journal, Credo, was released.  This looks to be an exceptional journal for those interested in theology.  I have worked with Michael Haykin for another newsletter I edit and he is an exceptional writer.  The others I am familiar with are great thinkers and communicators as well.

An Atheist Response to Physicalism-A common scientific fallacy that currently exists is that everything can be reduced to physical explanations.  David Deutsch, an atheistic physicist, makes an argument that not everything can be reduced to physical processes. 

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