This, from an interview with Kevin Vanhoozer on Technology (Discipleship in the Age of Spectacle), [April 2, 2016] “. . . image-making technologies contribute to what the Peruvian novelist and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa calls a ‘culture of spectacle.’ Llosa observes that, in the past, the purpose of culture was edification: building society by … More Something to Chew on a Wednesday Afternoon
Melancholy with the artist Disclaimer: These weekend links, books and blog reviews do not mean that I agree with all of the content or perspective in any particular link. Their presence here means that I found them either thought provoking, interesting, persuasive, funny, useful, sad, informative, inspiring, and sometimes all of those things. I hope … More Learning to Think Outside of Our Tribes
This from John Nolte’s review of the new movie, A Wrinkle in Time: “Moreover, to remove Christianity from the movie, most especially when it is so integral to the original story, is not an act of inclusiveness, but rather another bigoted and hostile act from an increasingly provincial and small-minded entertainment industry.” That sentence, which ends the … More Quotes Not to Miss
The world is a mess. Our country is a mess. And it’s hard to know where to begin to fix it. Those of us who believe in Christ know two things. One, it will be fixed one day. Two, our Lord calls us to make disciples until that day (and that will be part of the … More Are Manners More Important Than Laws?
Saturday Musings We might call these quotes, “Evidence of a Culture in Decline” or we just might scratch our heads and say, “say what?!” “Seriously, folks, if an aging sex symbol like me starts waving the red flag of caution over how low moral standards have plummeted, you know it’s gotta be pretty bad.” —Actress … More (1) say What?
Tuesday is for Thinking We live in an interesting age. There is more information available to people than ever before but people seem more ignorant of history and even current events than ever before. Nevertheless, people will pontificate about what they “know” to be true without the slightest relation or reference to actual facts. At … More The Advantage of a One Answer Response for Everything
Tuesday is for Thinking “Of all the distortions of scripture—and heaven knows there have been plenty in our time—the most disastrous is surely to suggest that when our Lord insisted that his Kingdom was not of this world, he meant that it was. An equivalent distortion would be to devise a version of the third … More Distortions of Scripture and the Wisdom of Malcolm Muggeridge
Friday is for Heart Songs “What happens in a world that has abandoned its hope for heaven and has substituted dreams and longings that lodge themselves in a world without heaven? What happens, in a word, when a strong transcendent purpose no longer operates upon human lives and human societies? What powers are invoked, and … More Riding a Conveyor Belt to Hell*
Sunday Afternoon Musings The following is from Kairos Journal. Enjoy your Sunday afternoon. May God give you opportunity to speak of Him, and He find you bold when the opportunity comes. Understanding the Times 23 These are the numbers of the divisions of the armed troops who came to David in Hebron to turn the kingdom … More Understanding the Times: Critical to Solid Biblical Exposition
Friday is for Other Voices The following is from Kairos Journal. Oh how we need such steel in the backbone of the leaders of Christ’s Church on earth in these days. And So We Fight—Francis Schaeffer (1912 – 1984) Pastor and theologian Francis Schaeffer always sought to look beyond surface issues to the ideas controlling the actions … More A Prophetic Voice for Church and Culture