September 2006 Archives

How Postmodernism Serves (My) Faith: Questioning Truth in Language, Philosophy and Art

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In an interview with the author, one of IVP's editors, Gary Deddo, asked Crystal Downing about her motivation for the writing of this particular volume. Professor Downing replied that although many Christians have written on postmodernism, 'my book seems to... continue

Missionary Triumph over Slavery: William Kibb, and Jamaican Emancipation

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William Knibb (1803-1845) is rightly remembered as one of the great heroes of Baptist history for the key role that he played in the emancipation of the slaves in the British Empire in the 1820s and 1830s. In fact, so... continue

Death, the Final Boundary

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It is arguable that the last hundred years have witnessed an interesting reversal in Western society, where the great taboo of the Victorian era and the great obsession of the same period have dramatically switched places. The great taboo for... continue

Lion King

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The lion is the only animal that can dare lay claim to the title "the king of the beasts." Really, there aren't any other serious candidates. What other animal has the regal bearing of a lion, with its magnificent... continue

When Is a Confession not a Confession?

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I will delay answering the above question until the end of the article. Instead, I want to start by noting that Father Richard John Neuhaus has some good fun at Protestantism's expense in the latest First Things. In the... continue

How Long, O Lord?

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The Welsh have not (generally) adopted that legacy of Platonism in post-Renaissance culture, commonly called "the stiff upper-lip." The Welsh, you see, give voice to their complaints with reckless abandonment. Typical here is Wales's most famous twentieth century poet... continue

Rallying the Really Human Things

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A friend of mine, some five years ago now, introduced me to Vigen Guroian when he suggested I read Inheriting Paradise (Eerdmans, 1999), a short but immensely satisfying meditation on the relationship of theology to gardening. Earlier this year, I... continue

Praying: Finding our Way through Duty to Delight

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Another, much anticipated book by J. I. Packer (and a second co-authored by Carolyn Nystrom). This one, as the title makes abundantly clear, on prayer - or, as the action-word suggests, praying. A century and a half ago the Scottish... continue
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