Archives for Jun 10, 2011 @ 14:52

Maggi Dawn on Old Books

From Maggi Dawn: It is one of the foundations of a Cambridge education that whatever thinker you read or study, you should first read their own work, not someone’s thoughts about them. If you want to know what Augustine said, read Augustine. If you want to know what Wittgenstein said, read Wittgenstien. Only later read [Read More…]

James Macdonald: Congregationalism from Satan?

James Macdonald wants to stir up conversation and controversy about a form of church government called “congregationalism,” and his counter proposal is more along the line of pastor authority. If you were asked to defend congregationalism — government by the believers in the church instead of by the pastors or elders — what would be [Read More…]

Transforming the World 1 (Patrick Mitchel)

Today’s post kicks off a series with my friend, Patrick Mitchel, who teaches theology in Dublin. This series, which examines the relation of our Christian faith to the public square and to social justice, will show how the Bible, theology and Christian activism belong together, and it will show how the European voice is one [Read More…]

Humility and the Humility Revolution of Jesus

John Dickson, in his new book Humilitas: A Lost Key to Life, Love, and Leadership, defines humility like this: Humility is the noble choice to forgo your status, deploy your resources or use your influence for the good of others before yourself. Or it is a “willingness to hold power in service of others.” How [Read More…]