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An Aesthetic Apologetic?
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An Aesthetic Apologetic?

Goodness, Truth, and Beauty as transcendental goals worthy of all human pursuit has plagued many a philosophical mind through the ages. Truth is something in which knowledge delights, the good is something whose possession satisfies us: beauty is that which the perception pleases us.” (Italics original). The idea of reason or truth defending the veracity of the Christian truth claims is not new. Nor terribly new is the idea that our faithful behavior may commend the faith to the unbeliever. But what about beauty?

Edwards In The Hands Of Social Justice
Uncategorized Conservatism

Edwards In The Hands Of Social Justice

The recent call to say “Farewell” to Jonathan Edwards was replaced with a more manageable observation to take the good and dismiss the bad. This initial call was based on Edwards’s ownership of a female slave named Venus. Let’s assume two propositions. First, in order to examine the rationality of the present “cancel culture,” suppose the first impulse to bid Edwards farewell remained as the unvarnished desire and, thus, something we would attempt to do. What would the advice be in such an instance? Stop reading Jonathan Edwards? Ignore any Edwardsean influence in American culture or evangelical theology?

Abraham Kuyper: Reformed Statesman
Conservatism

Abraham Kuyper: Reformed Statesman

Abraham Kuyper used his massive intellect and top-flight educational achievements to wage war against the destructive forces of Modernism. He wrote, “it must be felt that in Modernism the vast energy of an all-embracing life-system assails us, then also it mush be understood that we have to take our stand in a life-system of equally comprehensive and far-reaching power.” He then asserted that the alternative “life-system” was the comprehensive worldview of Calvinism.

Race Counseling in the Early Church
Racism Social Justice

Race Counseling in the Early Church

To employ the vocabulary of the modernists, the early church seemed to suffer from a classic case of xenophobia and privilege. Successful evangelical work on the part of the Church in and around Jerusalem had brought members from two diverse groups of distant brothers back into closer proximity than they had been for centuries and problems were bound to arise.

By the time of Acts chapter six, dissension had arisen between the Hellenists and the Hebraics. The accusation was favoritism.