Ep 31 Dr. Scott Carroll Pt 2

Dr. Scott Carroll’s expertise in ancient languages, ancient history, archaeology and religion, as well as his passion for research, has uniquely prepared him to take the reigns as director of The Green Collection. In a brief 16 months, Carroll has helped arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby acquire more than 30,000 items and made The Green Collection, named for Hobby Lobby’s founder-owners, one of the newest and largest private collections of rare biblical texts and artifacts in the world.

Carroll’s education includes a master’s degree in church history from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, a doctorate in ancient studies from Miami University of Ohio and post-doctoral studies in ancient languages from Hebrew Union College. His research, which focused on the study of ancient and medieval manuscripts, has made Carroll one of the world’s foremost scholars on ancient biblical texts.

An authority on the use of technology in research, Carroll regularly collaborates with a working group at Oxford University developing innovations in multispectral imaging and digital effects to analyze ancient manuscripts. In addition to uncovering previously unknown layers of text in ancient manuscripts, the technology is expected to have further application outside the realm of ancient manuscript studies.

While directing the excavation of the oldest monastery in the world in the Egyptian Sahara, Carroll created an online program that connected thousands of students from 35 countries in real time with his excavation. The program was selected among the world’s top five Internet education sites and remains a standing exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum, exemplifying the use of technology in education. Carroll also developed a method to extract writings reused in the infrastructure of mummy coverings while preserving the decorative external features. This groundbreaking research has uncovered some of the earliest-known ancient Greek writings.

Carroll has been a professor for 25 years and has more than 30 former students who have earned a Ph.D. and are teaching in universities. He continues his passion for mentoring future scholar-teachers as research professor of manuscript studies and the biblical tradition at Baylor University, overseeing special research projects on ancient documents. Carroll also leads the research and publication of select items in The Green Collection through the Green Scholars Initiative. The program has assembled a team of world-renown scholars who direct research projects at 30 universities and seminaries throughout North America and is designed to foster collaboration between established and young scholars to pioneer new biblical discoveries.

A frequent participant in television documentaries, Carroll serves as a consultant for National Geographic and the BBC. He has also appeared on NPR’s Talk of the Nation to provide a scholarly defense of the trustworthiness of the Bible. Carroll regularly publishes scholarly and popular works and lectures frequently around the world on archaeology, ancient manuscripts and the history of the Bible.

Carroll and his wife, Denise, have been married 32 years and have four adult children.

May 5, 2015 at 4:11 pm 0 comments

Ep 30 Dr. Scott Carroll Pt 1

Dr. Scott Carroll’s expertise in ancient languages, ancient history, archaeology and religion, as well as his passion for research, has uniquely prepared him to take the reigns as director of The Green Collection. In a brief 16 months, Carroll has helped arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby acquire more than 30,000 items and made The Green Collection, named for Hobby Lobby’s founder-owners, one of the newest and largest private collections of rare biblical texts and artifacts in the world.

Carroll’s education includes a master’s degree in church history from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, a doctorate in ancient studies from Miami University of Ohio and post-doctoral studies in ancient languages from Hebrew Union College. His research, which focused on the study of ancient and medieval manuscripts, has made Carroll one of the world’s foremost scholars on ancient biblical texts.

An authority on the use of technology in research, Carroll regularly collaborates with a working group at Oxford University developing innovations in multispectral imaging and digital effects to analyze ancient manuscripts. In addition to uncovering previously unknown layers of text in ancient manuscripts, the technology is expected to have further application outside the realm of ancient manuscript studies.

While directing the excavation of the oldest monastery in the world in the Egyptian Sahara, Carroll created an online program that connected thousands of students from 35 countries in real time with his excavation. The program was selected among the world’s top five Internet education sites and remains a standing exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum, exemplifying the use of technology in education. Carroll also developed a method to extract writings reused in the infrastructure of mummy coverings while preserving the decorative external features. This groundbreaking research has uncovered some of the earliest-known ancient Greek writings.

Carroll has been a professor for 25 years and has more than 30 former students who have earned a Ph.D. and are teaching in universities. He continues his passion for mentoring future scholar-teachers as research professor of manuscript studies and the biblical tradition at Baylor University, overseeing special research projects on ancient documents. Carroll also leads the research and publication of select items in The Green Collection through the Green Scholars Initiative. The program has assembled a team of world-renown scholars who direct research projects at 30 universities and seminaries throughout North America and is designed to foster collaboration between established and young scholars to pioneer new biblical discoveries.

A frequent participant in television documentaries, Carroll serves as a consultant for National Geographic and the BBC. He has also appeared on NPR’s Talk of the Nation to provide a scholarly defense of the trustworthiness of the Bible. Carroll regularly publishes scholarly and popular works and lectures frequently around the world on archaeology, ancient manuscripts and the history of the Bible.

Carroll and his wife, Denise, have been married 32 years and have four adult children.

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EP 29 – Lt. Col. Elmo Maiden USAAF (Ret.)

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EP 28 – Sam Gallucci Pt 2

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EP 27 – Sam Gallucci

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EP 23 – Celina Biniaz

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EP 24 Preventing Abuse – Lt. Oscar Mejia

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EP 14 Commemorative Air Force Museum, Camarillo CA

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EP 1 Nita Hansen Pt 1 of 2

(Part 2 of the video is below)
Nita Hanson was the first woman I interviewed several years ago. I recently received this urgent message from her regarding the situation in Ukraine.

Dear Ones,

Saturday I will be returning to the States for a few weeks.  How hard it is to think about leaving here with our situation totally unresolved.

Times are getting more and more uncertain.  It appears to all of us that Putin is trying the same strategy he used in the Crimea, hence the masked men with weapons, guarding the territory they have taken.  He knows the weakness of this government whose authority rests so uncertainly.  God help us stand until the election on May 25th.

Several days ago, I was waiting outside a store to meet someone when I heard the roar of an airplane.  It sounded like a fighter jet and everyone’s eyes went up to the sky.  Then another one came and another one.  My mind immediately flashed back to some of the films I have seen from WW II when people saw Hitler’s planes coming and were looking up in curiosity only to flee seconds later as gunfire opened up.  That is the edge we are living on right now, wondering if it has started and is if so, how quickly it will come here.  My Tonya’s husband left for the front already – he wasn’t called up but went voluntarily.  I’m wondering how long before Dr. Tamara’s husband is called.

Last week the government sent some soldiers in tanks to remove the protesters from some of the buildings that have been seized in the East.  As the soldiers came into one of the towns, they were surrounded by women, children and older men – all civilians.  They came to a stop, not wanting to hurt them.  Once they were stopped, from the back of  the crowd came men wearing the ski masks and military uniforms and carrying machine guns.  They demanded that the Ukrainian soldiers give them their ammunition and surrender their tanks.  They did and then were sent back to Kiev on buses.

This is the insidiousness of the enemy we are facing.  As one of these young Ukrainian soldiers said, “I will not shoot my own people” (the innocent civilians).  They were placed in a situation which appeared to have no solution other than to surrender.  What do we do in the face of such evil – for now evil truly is called good and good evil.

Prices are going up daily – gasoline has gone up by more than one third and the Hyrivna (Ukrainian money) has already been devalued by about 25%.  Yesterday I heard a news commentator discussing whether Ukraine could even survive as a country.  Clearly it is Russia’s desire that we won’t..

Please pray that God will place His hand over all of Ukraine, but especially from the South up alongside the East all the way to the North — that He will guard us and establish us that we may take our place among the nations without fear of being swallowed by our neighbor.

Thank you for your continued and fervent prayers and blessings to all of you,

Nita

April 23, 2014 at 9:26 pm 0 comments

Welcome

Gail-NordskogWelcome to Hearts of Purpose where I interview ordinary people doing extraordinary things for the glory of God. My guests have found their PURPOSE in life by reaching out to a lost and hurting world as Ambassadors for Jesus. They are living their lives with PASSION knowing that not only are they meeting the physical needs of others but also offering God’s free gift of Eternal Life. I so love and respect these dear people and want to introduce them to you. I pray that you will be inspired and challenged by their stories. I pray that you will join with them in the work God has called them to through your prayers, friendship and finances. I pray that you will allow Jesus to touch your Heart with His Purpose every day and that you will live everyday with passion. Please fill out the form on the right side of the screen to get updates on new episodes as they are posted.

Blessings, Gail

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