When the Category of Evil Disappears (Carson)

"The Intolerance of Tolerance" Here's a helpful discussion of evil, truth, and the "new tolerance": Once the category of evil disappears, our moral discernment has no structure. Strong fiber is reduced to mush; the skeleton of moral reasoning is taken out, and what is left is jelly-like protoplasm. We end up not only with rampant… Continue reading When the Category of Evil Disappears (Carson)

Love or Truth? Love and Truth? (Carson)

The main point of D. A. Carson's 2012 book, The Intolerance of Tolerance, is a good one: "[The] new, contemporary tolerance is intrinsically intolerant" (p. 2).  Carson unpacks that statement pretty well throughout the book.  One thing I want to point out in light of this statement is how Carson discusses the Christian teachings of… Continue reading Love or Truth? Love and Truth? (Carson)

Tolerance, Truth, and Love

When it comes to the topic of tolerance, the prevalent cultural attitude today is that we should be more concerned about being “nice” than upholding the truth.  On the other end of the spectrum, and in some Christian circles, is the (inconsistent) practice of upholding the truth with a sort of loveless arrogance.  I appreciate… Continue reading Tolerance, Truth, and Love

…No Christianity At All

The talk of religious tolerance and the mantra "all roads lead to God" is language that has been around for some time and the Christian church today still has to deal with it.   I love how J. G. Machen wrote about this around 80  years ago. "...When I say that a true Christian church… Continue reading …No Christianity At All