A brilliant philosopher explains why the world is going absolutely bonkers

Oct 21, 2021 by

by Fr Gavan Jennings, MercatorNet: The transgender revolution is just one facet of the larger revolution of the self in the Western world. Carl R. Trueman is a church historian, professor of biblical and religious studies at a conservative Christian College in Pennsylvania and an established writer. Trueman presents the genesis of this book very simply in the book’s opening line: “The origins of this book lie in my curiosity about how and why a particular statement has come to be regarded as...

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The Question of our Day

Oct 13, 2021 by

by Adam J MacLeod, AAC: What is a human being? That is the most important question of our day. If we do not answer that question then our neighbors cannot access the Gospel. Ignorance of human nature prevents people from understanding the good ends for which we are created, and therefore from understanding actions and habits that destroy those ends, and therefore from understanding sin, and therefore from understanding the Gospel. Ignorance of human nature also extinguishes within people the...

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Has Jordan Peterson (Finally) Found Christ?

Mar 13, 2021 by

by Kennedy Hall, Crisis Magazine: I imagine that most readers are at least tacitly familiar with the Canadian psychologist Dr. Jordan B. Peterson. He rose to worldwide fame in a strange way for his principled stance against the encroachment of postmodernist ideology in Canadian universities. This all happened in 2016, and he went from a locally well-known, yet globally obscure professor to an international celebrity, filling theaters, arenas, and garnering hundreds of millions of views on...

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The enduring legacy of Michel Foucault

Feb 3, 2021 by

by Helen Pluckrose, The Critic: How the French philosopher founded today’s social justice movement. Occasionally, throughout history, there has existed a single individual who has a profound impact on the way society thinks, speaks and understands itself. In the West, the most influential thinker of all time is probably St Augustine of Hippo, bringing together, as he did, Christianity with Ancient Greek philosophy. More than that, his thought was sufficiently flexible to adapt with the times...

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Unifying and renewing a divided life: reaching the root

Nov 20, 2020 by

by Joe Boot, Christian Concern: […] the majority of believers today do not have an adequate understanding of the gospel of the kingdom – the rule and reign of Jesus Christ over all life and thought. As such, where Christ is embraced as a saviour and redeemer from personal sin, he is rarely adequately appreciated as both the creator and sustainer of all things, the Lord and root of all creation and redemptive King over every facet of life, bringing creation to its ordained fulfilment. This...

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The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

Nov 17, 2020 by

Collin Hansen in conversation with Carl Trueman, The Gospel Coalition: A recent article in New York Magazine included this bombshell: “Roughly 30 percent of American women under 25 identify as LGBT. For women over 60, that figure is less than 5 percent.” Now, I can’t find anyone who believes the number can really be that high. To acknowledge such a dramatic shift in such a short period of time would be nothing short of a world-changing revolution. But, we know about rapid-onset gender...

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