Category Archives: Reason

Two Philosophers – Two Responses to Life

I have the amazing privilege of sharing the platform with a diversity of Christian speakers and authors. Last Saturday I spoke for the Prison Fellowship Centurions program near Lansing, Michigan. There where three speakers at this particular gathering. One was … Continue reading

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Understanding our Exilic Missional Context: Evangelicalism and Liberalism in Twentieth Century America

Most historians and religion scholars now agree that by the twentieth century liberal Protestantism had led to a mainstream Protestantism that was vague, theistic and excessively nationalistic. In a profound sense, concludes British Christian Studies scholar Linda Woodhead, “liberal Protestantism’s … Continue reading

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How Exile Came About: American Protestantism's Common Ground (3)

Three main points underscore the unity that American Protestantism enjoyed into the early part of the twentieth century. Protestants shared a voluntaristic approach that viewed religion as a matter of individual free choice thus it was able to tolerate the … Continue reading

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The Tragic Sense of Life

I remember when I first heard the Spaniard’s name – Miguel de Unamuno. I was driving my car to speak in Iowa in the summer of about 1998 and the esteemed founding president of Regent College (Vancouver), James Houston, mentioned … Continue reading

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How Reason Can Humble You in Your Faith

Christians have always struggled to understand the role and place of reason in faith. The central problem is not whether or not reason is important but what reason can and cannot do. This reminds us of Plato’s warning about the … Continue reading

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