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April 29, 2008

On Rogue Bloggers and Worldview ‘Experts’

In his helpful book "Worldview: The History of a Concept," David Naugle traces the development of the evangelical embrace of the concept of "worldview." First used by Immanuel Kant, weltanschauung became a fad topic for the subsequent generation of German philosophers.

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April 16, 2008

How Institutions Fall

Many speak on the decline of American education, especially higher education. Though education (Christian education in particular) was high on the priority list of our founders (Harvard was founded in 1636!), many institutions quickly drifted from the strong moorings of a Biblical worldview. This morning, I was struck with how this really happens. I receive a daily email from T.M.…

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April 14, 2008

Being ‘Earthy’

What has brought these thoughts to mind is a particularly intriguing, though brief, article in the latest Touchstone (April 2008, p.7) in which Peter Leithart recalls that many early pagan critics of Christianity, including Alcinous and Celsus, accused Christianity of being too "earthy." In pagan spirituality, one had to transcend the physical in order to commune with the gods and…

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April 02, 2008

What is Ministry Anyway?

When Drew Perry came to the Summit in Tennessee the first year, he didn't stand out. Humble and polite, we had no idea what he was up to outside of the Summit. Barely 21 years old, Drew was into real estate. What I mean by "into real estate" is that he owned 13 rental houses (eventually it was 26), had…

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