Archives for May 12, 2011 @ 19:20

Secularization Hypothesis Debunked?

The new Oxford study of humans reveals that religion is connected to human nature. The blockbuster study may not take a stance on the existence of God, but it has profound implications for religious freedom, Trigg contends. “If you’ve got something so deep-rooted in human nature, thwarting it is in some sense not enabling humans [Read More…]

Michael Horton on Earthly Powers

From CT, by Michael Horton — a tempered two-powers approach to militarism: In spite of its own contradictions in practice, the magisterial Reformation sought to distinguish between the kingdom of Christ, which conquers by Word and Spirit, and the kingdoms of this age that are given the divine authority to defend temporal justice. Drawing on [Read More…]

Being Human 2 (RJS)

On Tuesday I began a series on Joel B. Green’s book Body, Soul, and Human Life: The Nature of Humanity in the Bible. Over the course of the next few months, once or twice a week, I will work through the questions raised by Green on the nature of humanity in the context of scripture, [Read More…]

Inherit the Earth? The Meek or the Geek?

Every high school teacher, every youth pastor, and every parent of a high schooler should buy, read, and talk about this book with students and with friends: Alexandra Robbins’ The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School. This book is a sketch of what it is like [Read More…]