Category Archives: Christianity

Causation

Before moving on to my next post, I came across this and it of course speaks to many areas I’ve brought up in the past.  Again, when we think about the impact of narratives upon cultures, can it tell us something “true” … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, History, Narrative, Science | 6 Comments

Liberty: An Idol?

I just started a very interesting book by Christopher Ferrara.  Along with my regular posts, I plan to post every now and again quotes from the book that strike me.  I may not reply to any comments regarding these, but … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Christopher Ferrara, Enlightenment, History, the state

A Narrative Allowed for (created) Science

Here is just another example of how ridiculous it is for some to suggest there is some sort of conflict between religion and science or even science and philosophy. It makes one wonder. Do the people who suggest such things … Continue reading

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Freedom

From Halden Doerge’s blog: To become and to be a Christian is not at all an escape from the world as it is, nor is it a wistful longing for a “better” world, nor a commitment to generous charity, nor … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Halden Doerg, Stringfellow

A Cross at the Top of the World

This essay is just another example of how a narrative actually builds a culture and creates meaning. We hold certain ways of understanding our world and how we should live in that world as opposed to others. And we come … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Honor, Humility, Shame

More on the Power of the Christian Narrative over the Secular One

A very interesting story here on the rise of Christianity in China. It wouldn’t shock me to see a peaceful revolution within the next 25 years whereby we wake up one day to find China one of, if not the … Continue reading

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The Christian Narrative to the Rescue—Why?—because the Secular Narrative Sucks and it certainly Inspires No One to Change Anything

Here To achieve the moral goal of equality of opportunity for future generations and distant peoples we have rapidly got to change our way of living now and in the present. This will require the committed actions and participation of … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Climate Change | 4 Comments

A True Revolution

Some historical facts here. “Over the centuries, Christians can certainly be accused of failing to live up to their principles. But the very accusation is revealing. Pagans could hardly be accused of failing to achieve standards they never recognized.”

Posted in Christianity, ethics, History, Paganism

Opening the Mouth and Removing all Doubt

Is the “new” atheist echo chamber so small they really don’t have a clue as to the key influences that brought us Western Civilization? Really? Have they read anything other than Dawkins or Dennett? Do they live in caves? Do … Continue reading

Posted in atheism, Christianity, Culture, History | 28 Comments

All the World is a Text

There is a good discussion going on over at this blog. One of the issues under discussion is the role of “facts” “evidence” and science in how we come to recognize what is “true” in a “big-picture” or ultimate way. … Continue reading

Posted in atheism, Christianity, Hermeneutics, Modernity, Postmodernity | 4 Comments