Week of February 15, 2009
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Registration is now open for "Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind," a one-day conference with Dr. Mark Noll on Saturday, March 7, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Geared to Christian faculty and graduate students, this conference is hosted by Comment friends at Chesterton House, a Center for Christian Studies at Cornell. Following his seminal 1994 book The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, Noll is now working on a new volume that will be a positive statement regarding the resources available in historic Christianity for developing a Christian mind. "Although it has become customary in some Christian circles to proclaim the lordship of Christ over every phase of existence," Noll writes, "for intellectual life that proclamation is often abstract or imprecise." In addition to his three lectures on this topic, Noll will also give a public lecture on Friday afternoon, March 6th, on science and religion. For more details and registration information, visit www.chestertonhouse.org/special_events/1754.
. . . Over at christianaudio.com, the free audiobook download of the month is by Comment author and friend David Batstone: his watershed book Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade—and How We Can Fight It.