Thanks Dean … great advice. I laughed when I read: “9 yummy fruits of the spirit to nourish your walk”
starting with me? … Thanks Alan Mann for the review.
The slide show was so much of fun! Insightful humor for the afternoon.
So that’s how we think …
” The graduate with a Mathematics degree asks, “Why does it work?”
The graduate with a Science degree asks, “How does it work?”
The graduate with an Engineering degree asks, “How does one build it?”
The graduate with an Accounting degree asks, “How much will it cost?”
The graduate with an Arts degree asks, “Do you want fries with that?”
insightful little read.
One of these days I need to get the book written by my friend Matt Jenson who specialized in “sin” – The Gravity of Sin: Augustine, Luther and Barth on ‘Homo Incurvatus in Se’
This is also relevant to the Malaysian protestant church in general, but I suspect things are changing at some level :-):
“How did we get to the current situation in the evangelical church? Metzger argues that three historical themes converged to make us who we are:
- Anti-intellectualism – a fear that “head knowledge” will cancel out “heart knowledge” which has led to an activistic, populist, pragmatic, and utilitarian movement
- Antipathy toward the “social gospel” which has led to antipathy toward social engagement
- A form of pre-millennial eschatology which promotes a pessimistic view of cultural engagement because it anticipates escape from a world that will be destroyed, leading to a focus on saving souls for heaven rather than mending a sinking ship.