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Are Christians Too Modern?

A thought I had today …

Evangelical Christians are too “Modern.”

They fail to see the intellectual baggage modernity brings with it and they falsely assume that pre and post-modern thought somehow rejects the concept of truth or absolutes.

Post-modern thinking is more than just relativism and Christians should not fear it but wrestle with it and use it to think more clearly about their world and their faith.

Are Christians Too Modern?

A thought I had today …

Evangelical Christians are too “Modern.”

They fail to see the intellectual baggage modernity brings with it and they falsely assume that pre and post-modern thought somehow rejects the concept of truth or absolutes.

Post-modern thinking is more than just relativism and Christians should not fear it but wrestle with it and use it to think more clearly about their world and their faith.

Darryl Hart on Evangelicals and the Betrayal of American Conservatism

Today’s episode of Coffee & Markets features Darryl Hart discussing his book From Billy Graham to Sarah Palin: Evangelicals and the Betrayal of American.  PejamanYousefzadeh and I spoke with Hart about how conservatism was being undermined by the evangelical movement, how a post-evangelical community may not necessarily be identified with the Republican party and more.

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Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris

Dug Down Deep – Unearthing What I Believe and Why It Matters by Joshua Harris is part of the WaterBrook Multnomah Blogging for Books program. I wanted to read it because I am inerested in theology and “orthodoxy” and I wanted to see what the author has been up to since his claim to fame writing about dating.

Dug Down Deep is basically an argument for the importance of theology and a primer on the basics of the Christian faith.  Harris argues that orthodox theology is important because only by “right thinking” can we find salvation and live out our faith. Wrong theology undermines faith and growth.

But it is a mix of argument and storytelling. He both outlines key theological points, and discusses why they are important, and tells the story of his spiritual growth from evangelical wonder kid to pastor.

All in all it is a engaging and honest call to take theology seriously and to integrate into our lives not as just knowledge but as a necessary part of living out our faith.

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