Smith’s broad point about human nature—that we are what we love, not what we think—is related in part to Russell Kirk’s rejection of ideology. Both men assert that individuals and communities are shaped by our practices, habits, and loves.
Know thyself. Read You are What You Love. I’m aware that this suggestion doesn’t cost me anything, so I have decided to add some skin in the game. I’ll buy you a copy of the book. Though I doubt it will be a problem, I’ll limit the offer to the first 30 people who request one in the comments. You may comment on this post or on my Facebook page. I see this as a small contribution, and I hope to discuss the book with you.
With proper perspective and reflection, short-term mission trips will help you grow as a Christian and will provide a real benefit to those whom you are serving. Don’t mock it until you try it.
I am very excited about the announcement that Justin Taylor and Thomas Kidd have launched a new Evangelical History Blog on The Gospel Coalition website. I think Kidd is a great addition to TGC and an obvious fit.
One of my fondest memories from college is of my History of the Reformation class meeting at my professor’s apartment. She would provide various treats
There are no political parties in heaven. The fires of faction didn’t rage in the pre-fall minds of Adam and Eve. There were no “hit pieces”