Browsing All posts tagged under »culture«

Christian vocation in the Wall Street Journal

February 17, 2011


Here is a brief report by Rob Moll on the role of Christian faith in the world of business (“Doing God’s Work — At the Office”). He shares the comments of Stanford design professor (and EA co-founder) Dave Evans, who is to speak at the Yale School of Management Christian Fellowship Conference hosted by Christian […]

Umberto Eco likes Macs, dislikes Calvinists

January 19, 2011


Andrew Sullivan refers to a 1994 essay by Umberto Eco (“La bustina di Minerva”) from the Italian news weekly Espresso. In it, Eco presumes that the Mac is Catholic (specifically, Jesuit) because “It is cheerful, friendly, conciliatory, it tells the faithful how they must proceed step by step to reach – if not the Kingdom […]

Issues in the new year

December 31, 2010


Don Sweeting has composed a list of cultural trends facing us in 2011. Tidbits include: “the West is still in a heightened phase of anti-authoritarianism” “. . . for the first time a Chinese city (Shanghai) ranked number 1 in the world’s most recognized standardized test for 15 year old students (the 65 country Pisa […]

Mathison reviews VanDrunen

December 9, 2010


To my knowledge, this review by Keith Mathison is the most clear-headed review of David VanDrunen’s helpful book, Living in God’s Two Kingdoms. I can concur with Mathison that I do not necessarily “object” to a two kingdoms view of biblical theology; there is much from VanDrunen (and Stellman) that I heartily applaud. In particular, […]

At least he got “three days” right

November 11, 2010


Given the paltry state of biblical literacy among the general population, I suppose one could make the argument that it is good to that Ryna Singel got the “three days” right. Look at Christ Took 3 Days, the Web 3 Months. Even so, how unappealing it is to me that a better metaphor could not […]

Mark Dever speaks about culture

October 13, 2010


I learned about this video clip from the Provocations and Pantings blog. It is worth a viewing because Dever addresses both the offense and attractiveness of the gospel to a watching world.

Christ and Kingdom reading list

December 29, 2009


In preparation of the upcoming Christ, Kingdom, & Culture conference coming up at Westminster Seminary California, there is an interesting reading list developing. One book is upcoming (David VanDrunen’s) and one I had never heard of before (Idols for Destruction), but I can recommend the others. Check the comments to see if new titles are […]