Worth a Look 12.30.09
World magazine lists the top ten news stories of 2009.
Michael Kelley on two kinds of New Year’s Resolutions:
There’s a huge difference. One is centered on sweat; the other is centered on faith. One lifts up the power of humanity; the other lifts up the power of God. One is about me; the other is about the gospel.
Tim Keller on creation, evolution, and Christian laypeople:
Keller considers three main clusters of questions lay people raise when they learn of anyone teaching that biological evolution and biblical orthodoxy can be compatible. Keller offers some ideas on how to provide responses that take these concerns seriously.
Pre-modern, Modern, and Post-modern: What do they mean for evangelicals?
How about we take a both/and approach instead of an either/or approach? Let’s be static in the right ways and cutting-edge in the right ways.
Yes, we realize that Postmodernism is relativistic. That’s bad. But Modernism, through its absolute adherence to science and secularism, often kicks God out of the picture, and that’s pretty bad too.
Modernism has a love for absolute truth, and that’s good. But Postmodernism (and Premodernism) are more receptive to spirituality and religion, and that can be very good if oriented in the right direction.
A multifaceted approach with regard to Premodernism, Modernism, and Postmodernism, is what we need.