Wednesday, April 6, 2011

FYI from Leigh! at Lunch 4/6/11

If you are interested in topics that came up during this week's show, here are a few links and tips from Leigh at Lunch on Blog Talk Radio 4/6/11, "Leigh at Lunch with Nancy Pearcey" (Click on the title to listen to the show archive).

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  • Notes from today's show
  • Register now for the first in the series "Toward the Quadrivium," with Leigh Bortins and Nancy Pearcey about science and teaching the quadrivium: April 29-30 in Manassas, Virginia.
  • Read Nancy's interview with Jennifer Courtney from the CC Writer's Circle.
  • Find out more about Nancy's work with The Pearcey Report and Rivendell Sanctuary. She's also worked with Human Events, the Discovery Institute, the World Journalism Institute, and Philadelphia Biblical University.
  • Read Nancy's books!: The Soul of Science, Total Truth, and Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning. She is also co-author of How Now Shall We Live?. She contributed the foreword to The Right Questions, and chapters to Of Pandas and People, Mere Creation, Pro-Life Feminism, Genetic Ethics, Signs of Intelligence, Reading God's World, Uncommon Dissent, and Darwin's Nemesis.
  • Read philosopher Richard Rorty's article presented before the United Nations, "Human Rights, Rationality, and Sentimentality."
  • Learn more about neo-Platonism from this article in Encyclopedia Brittanica. Read Total Truth to find out more about the influence of this system of thinking on medieval Christianity.
  • See for yourself the etymology of "religion" and "vocation" as developed by Martin Luther.
  • Francis Schaeffer is the founder of L'Abri Fellowship International centers around the world.
  • Check out these books from CC to help you integrate the arts into your children's education: The Gift of Music; The Annotated Mona Lisa; State of the Arts; Discovering Great Artists; Classical Music for Dummies; and Drawing with Children.
  • Take a look at the Fuller Seminary Center for Youth and Family to see research about the challenges of maintaining faith during the transition to college.
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