Author: Paul Nesselroade

When Image is Everything: The Vice of Vainglory

Dr. Rebecca DeYoung visits Asbury University On Tuesday, Sept 13th, Calvin University Philosophy Professor, Dr. Rebecca DeYoung, spoke to a packed room of students about the vice of vainglory. Here is a handout of the topics covered. This presentation comes from her work on recovering the medieval understanding of the vices and the virtues. Two of her books on this topic include: “Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and their Remedies” and “Vainglory: The Forgotten Vice.” Dr. DeYoung helped us understand that vainglory is different from pride, although oftentimes they come as a pair. Vainglory is

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Interview with Dr. John Lennox: Theism and Science

Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College, Dr. John Lennox sat down to talk with me about the relationship of science as a practice and way of thinking, and how this human activity interfaces with theism broadly, and Christianity more specifically. It is about 70 minutes long. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOPt8OGTzJM Two other exchanges with Dr. Lennox, one on the definition and measurement of human well-being and the other about his life and development as a Christian thinker and academic, will be forthcoming.

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Theism and Science: A Conversation with Dr. John Lennox

Thursday, September 8, 2022, 7 p.m. — Miller Screening Room Unfortunately, due to a recent health-related issue, Dr. Lennox had to cancel his September trip to North America. The Asbury’s Honors Program, however, has arranged to go to him in his hometown of Oxford, England. There Dr. Paul Nesselroade, Director of the Asbury University Honors Program, will have a conversation with Dr. Lennox about the relationship between theism and science. Join in to watch the interview (Theism and Science, Dr. John Lennox) as it is streamed on Thursday evening, September 8th, at 7pm EST. John Lennox is Emeritus Professor of

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Dr. John Lennox to Visit Campus in September

Honors Program Announces Exciting Lineup of Fall Semester Speaker This article is reposted with permission from the Asbury University website. (https://www.asbury.edu/life/news-events/news/2022/07/28/dr-john-lennox/) This fall, the Asbury University Honors Program (AUHP) welcomes three notable speakers in their Colloquium Speaker Series: Dr. John Lennox, Dr. Rebecca DeYoung, and Pierre Sauvage. Dr. Paul Nesselroade, director of AUHP and chair of Asbury’s Psychology Department, noted that the Lennox discussion at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, kicks off the series and is the first large event scheduled for the university’s new Walt and Rowena Shaw Collaborative Learning Center (Shaw CLC). Lennox is Emeritus Professor of

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Misleading Intuitions

A reflection on 25 days with students in Germany and Poland One of the strongest intuitions of thought uncovered by psychological researchers has to do with the pairing of goodness and beauty. It is most readily detected when we encounter beautiful faces or scenery with the result being that we naturally feel that goodness must be there as well. The effect is so reliable that it has its own name, the “physical-attractiveness stereotype,” or more generally (albeit more awkwardly), the “what-is-beautiful-is-good” effect. And the flip side is also true. That is, when we find something to be good, our judgments

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Treblinka and Warsaw

Ghost Tracks, Stones of Remembrance, and a Reborn City Looking Westward The second and last day of this trip extension saw Paul and Mary Blair join me for a tour of Treblinka, the death camp about 2 hours outside of Warsaw – where more than 800,000 people (mostly Jews) were exterminated by the Nazi Operation Reinhardt. I shall say no more. Here are some pictures: Then, we made our way to Warsaw and enjoyed a little taste of what this rebuilt city has to offer – a brief glance left me with the firm impression that it (and Poland), though

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Lublin and Majdanek

A couple extra days of exploring in Poland I am able to spend a couple extra days in Poland with good friends Paul and Mary Blair. The first day was spent in Lublin, touring Majdanek, one of the death camps in Poland, and then exploring Lublin’s downtown. Here are some pics: Tomorrow we will make our way up to Warsaw. Treblinka will be toured.

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Holocaust Studies Tour – Day 10 (Group 2)

Free Kraków Group 2’s last full day in Europe was a free day in Kraków. Here are some pics: Paul and Mary Blair and I will be spending two extra days to go to Lublin and see Majdanek and then Warsaw to visit Treblinka.

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Holocaust Studies Tour – Day 9 (Group 2)

A Church, a Museum, a Camp, and a Concert Our penultimate full day of the trip included a stop by Corpus Christi Basilica in Kazimierz (the old Jewish district), a tour of the museum located at Schindler’s factory, a walk out to the grounds of Płaszów – the concentration camp for the Kraków Jews (and depicted in the movie Schindler’s List), and a concert at St. Peter and St. Paul’s church in Old Town, Kraków. Here are some pics: (BTW, the concert was amazing! Incredible musicians playing Back, Vivaldi, Chopin, Mozart, etc.) Tomorrow is Free Kraków.

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