What should the proper stance be for the Christian in regards to the future? It seems in our day that many Christians are apprehensive about the future. Particularly in the West, whenever you open a newspaper or turn on the news, things seem to be getting worse and worse. Moreover, the “world” seems to be more and more antagonistic toward the Gospel. Presented with this narrow description of reality, the Christian can be tempted to believe that things are indeed only getting worse and worse.
The High Priests of equality have officially dubbed Tony Dungy a heretic! He has blasphemed against the truth of personal freedom by saying he would not have drafted Michael Sam if he were the head coach of the St. Louis Rams. Regardless of the grounds for his argument, this act is deemed worthy of excommunication and a consequent burning at the metaphorical stake at the hands of the media elites of the Western entertainment and sports industry.
As I’ve already mentioned, one of the books I am currently working through is Peter Leithart’s book, Against Christianity. It truly is an intriguing read. Leithart’s critical eye to the current variation of Biblical faith we deem “Christianity” is one that is unfortunately very rare in our day. It should come as no surprise that Leithart offers many examples of where our society and the Church have turned from the path of Biblical instruction and instead accepted a more modern and liberal approach to things.
I have recently started a new book that I can hardly put down! The book is Peter Leithart’s Against Christianity. Now, before you get your panties in a wad, the book is not against the Christian faith, instead in this book, Leithart explains that what we currently call “Christianity” is some strange amalgam of Modernism and Biblical Minimalism. In short, Leithart believes that “Christianity” (in this negative sense) is Biblical religion accepting the “role” modern secularists have assigned to it; namely, a role at the peripheries of the modern public life. With that introduction to the book, I would like to share what I found to be an extremely astute section of the book about the post-modern city that I read yesterday.
As of late, the Hansen Household has been on a serious Jane Austen Kick! After some convincing, Caroline finally persuaded me to read Pride & Prejudice. We decided to read it allowed before going to bed each night and, as I explain here, I really loved it! Having finished Pride & Prejudice (P&P as the Hansen’s now call it) we have wasted no time moving on to another Austen work, Sense & Sensibility. I can assure you that the experience of enjoyment has been much the same in reading Sense & Sensibility as it was in reading P&P! We are just about finished with Sense and I will likely write a more thorough review for the blog in the coming days, but until then I wanted to share a quick snippet from the book that reminded me of Proverbs 26:4!