The Juvenilization of American Christianity

The title of Thomas Bergler's 2012 publication has stuck with me since I first read it a few years ago: The Juvenilization of American Christianity. Since this book was published, others have written on similar topics. For one example, Ben Sasse recently wrote a book entitled The Vanishing American Adult. This topic fascinates me for… Continue reading The Juvenilization of American Christianity

A More Life-Affirming Worldview (Pearcey)

The following section of Nancy Pearcey's Love Thy Body is very helpful. Here are some great thoughts for Christians. ...As Christian influence wanes, will Western culture revert back to a sexual free-for-all like that of the ancient world? If so, Christians will once again need to muster their courage to be radically countercultural. And they… Continue reading A More Life-Affirming Worldview (Pearcey)

When God Seems Far Away (Nye)

 I wasn't sure what to expect when I opened the book Distant God by Chris Nye. I was interested in the topic and the preview of the book made it sound worthwhile so I gave it a shot.  I'm glad I did!  Although I don't agree with everything in it, overall it's a pretty helpful book… Continue reading When God Seems Far Away (Nye)

The “Historical Nonsense” of Early Pluralistic Christianities (Carson)

 This is very much worth reading: ...During the last decade and a half a number of writers with media savvy have unleashed books and articles to support the view that originally Christianity was pluralistic in content and largely tolerant (in the new sense!) in attitude. There was no agreed orthodoxy, but highly diverse theological syntheses.… Continue reading The “Historical Nonsense” of Early Pluralistic Christianities (Carson)

…Relative Value of Temporal Things (Wilberforce)

 In 1797 William Wilberforce published a book called “A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Higher and Middle Classes in This Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity.”  In this book, Wilberforce compared and contrasted true Christianity and nominal Christianity.  The section below is where Wilberforce shows a major contrast between… Continue reading …Relative Value of Temporal Things (Wilberforce)