Jesus: A Contentless Banner?? (Schaeffer)

 Many Christians have noted a dichotomy in modern thought.  On the upper level is value; on the bottom level is fact.  On the upper level is faith; on the bottom level is reason.  On the upper level is religion; on the bottom level is science.  On the upper level it is non-rational; on the bottom… Continue reading Jesus: A Contentless Banner?? (Schaeffer)

Choice, Truth, Authority (Guinness)

 In his 2016 publication Impossible People, Os Guinness shares some very helpful insight on our cultural situation as it relates to the historic Christian faith.  This is a very good book; I'm sure I'll mention it here again.  Right now I want to note the section where Guinness gives three examples of the damage modernity… Continue reading Choice, Truth, Authority (Guinness)

Five Evangelical Protestant Ironies

In his excellent book critiquing evangelicalism’s relationship to modernity (Dining with the Devil), Os Guinness lists five ironies about the condition of Protestant evangelicalism in America.  They are short, but sweet.  If you want the larger context, you’ll have to get the book – he explains these five points throughout the book in a most… Continue reading Five Evangelical Protestant Ironies

Relevance

If you've been reading this blog for more than a year or two, you know I very much appreciate Os Guinness' books.  This one is no exception: Dining With the Devil: The Megachurch Movement Flirts with Modernity.  Though it is nearly 20 years old, it still speaks profoundly to the crisis in American Christianity -… Continue reading Relevance

Truth, Epistemology, and Baseball

  Since I like baseball and certain philosophical discussions, I thought this was a good illustration that shows a few different ways people view truth.  (And I'll refrain from explaining how calling strikes is tough because the strike zone is more like a cube than a square.)  Is truth objective, subjective, or a social construction?  Os Guinness illustrates it this way. … Continue reading Truth, Epistemology, and Baseball