Category Archives: Philosophy and Culture

What Would Jesus Deconstruct?

We tend to think of the act of dEcOnStRuCtIoN to be primarily driven by negativity, opposition or violence.  Christians don’t mind so much when we dEcOnStRuCt the narratives and expose the real powers behind the government, politicians, or big business.  But, … Continue reading

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Narrative Archaeology: Are You American or Christian? (Part 2)

On Monday I suggested, with a little help from N.T. Wright, that every culture has a worldview, and that any group’s worldview is embodied by a metanarrative or myth.  Both worldview and myth function at a pre-cognitive level, relatively out … Continue reading

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Narrative Archaeology: Are You American or Christian? (Part 1)

My two of favorite movies are The Truman Show and The Matrix.  These films remove the scales from our eyes, and they help us to realize that the “reality” we apprehend is often nothing more than a construction of our … Continue reading

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Schleiermacher Loves Church Camp

Freidrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834) is not exactly a household name to evangelicals, but the progeny of his ideas are well-known and loathed by evangelicals. Schleiermacher is generally reputed to be the father of Modern (Liberal) Theology. But what makes evangelical repudiation … Continue reading

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Apocalyptic Films as a Window into our Collective Soul

Earlier this week, I posted a list of films that I am eager to see over the coming few months.  But what I didn’t note, at the time of my original posting, however, is a trend that I spotted as … Continue reading

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The “Monsters” of Boston and “The Walking Dead”

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,19, are now known as the two men that planted bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, taking the lives of thee people, including an eight-year old boy.  As I write … Continue reading

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Does God Move When We Pray? A Radical Free Will Theists Response

What happens when we pray?  Does it change us? (Classical Theism) Does it move God from within a framework of his general providence and foreknowledge? (Free Will Theism)  If prayer merely changes us, as CT holds, then we accept the … Continue reading

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