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Dull of Mind–A Great Evangelistic Challenge

One of the best books I’ve ever read to help me understand the mind of today was The Closing of the American Mind.  I have read the book through once and have picked it up on several occasions since reading bits and pieces.  In the book Allan Bloom laments the state of affairs in Higher Education.  Bloom looked at the problem from the inside. The critique that hit home with me throughout the book was a major shift in the purpose of being educated.

The major shift could be characterized this way.  Early in Blooms academic career the goal was to find truth.  The idea was that you would survey all the major philosophies and ideas and that you would determine which was best, or which combination was best.  The goal of education was to find the best possible explanation and way of doing things.  Their was a quest for truth.  Through time, however, Bloom stated a switch took place.  No longer was Higher Education about the quest for truth, but rather it was about sharing the different worldviews and philosophies without real critique.  The student was not so much required to determine which was best, but rather to be tolerate of all and view them all as equally good alternatives.

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“Act Like Christians”–Belmont Controversy

Read the article I’m commenting on here.

“Act Like Christians.” That was the part of the article that got my attention.  Mike Curb wanted to see the Belmont board “act like Christians.”   The reason this got my attention is that it has become cliche today to make a point and then to simply say this is what “Christians should do.”  It is far different to prove that point with the teachings of Christianity.

I would have liked to see Mr. Curb explain what he meant by this.  I would loved to have seen what Scripture informed his decision.  He might have quoted some from the Tennessean and they were left out. I think I know where his argument is coming from, but still I would like to see people actually defend the practice rather than simply use old rhetoric to give their point more value.

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Saturday Links

Here is the link to another Christian website that Caleb O’Hara, Dale Jenkins, Joe Wells, and Myself founded it has quality Christian podcasts.  Click here.

Ever wondered what the most popular US cities are then wonder no more, instead click here.

Here is someone who claims to know more than Jesus (at least when it comes to His return) right here in Nashville. Click here.

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Saturday Links

For fun go check out Adam Faughn’s greatest voices series here.

Some people will do anything to justify their view.  Read here.

In pursuit of holiness here.

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Thanksgiving Feast

As part of the religious calendar of Israel the people were required to gather together in Jerusalem for commemorative feasts. These feasts were times for the people to celebrate God’s working among them.  Some feasts were for remembering something in the past that God had done whose results are still seen in the present.  Other feasts were for remembering something God did very recently.

The feasts forced the people to stop and see how God was working amongst them. Today is Thanksgiving.  Many will gather around and eat.  We will stop to feast.  Our feasting today should also be a time for us to commemorate and celebrate.  In celebrating and offering thanks we both look at what God has done recently.  This would include another year of life. Food on the table. Safe travels. Houses and clothing.  We also should use this time to remember what God has done in the past.  For the Christian we thank God for His creating us and for the crucifixion of Jesus on our behalf.

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