The Modern Dislocated Self (Wells)

The classical and Christian view of happiness, fulfillment, and meaning in life meant, among other things, living a life of self-control, self-denial, and self-sacrifice. But our modern therapeutic culture has a very different view of self, happiness, fulfillment, and meaning in life. People today believe that self-denial and self-control get in the way of personal… Continue reading The Modern Dislocated Self (Wells)

Identity, Abortion, Deathwork (Trueman)

Carl Trueman's new book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self is a helpful resource for understanding our culture's obsession with sexuality, gender, and identity. Trueman's book overlaps with other similar books I've mentioned here before (Live Not by Lies, Cynical Theories, Love Thy Body, etc.). I'll for sure mention this book again in… Continue reading Identity, Abortion, Deathwork (Trueman)

It’s All About Me (Because I’m Special!)

This is a good book that describes the selfishness, vanity, pride, arrogance, depression, cynicism, apathy, and attitude of many young Americans today: Generation Me by Jean Twenge.  The subtitle of the book explains it a bit more: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled - and More Miserable Than Ever Before.  If this topic… Continue reading It’s All About Me (Because I’m Special!)