I had to order this book from Barnes & Noble after reading references to it in many books on culture and postmodernism. It is a 1993 book by Wells (theology professor at Gordon-Conwell) subtitled “Or Whatever Happened To Evangelical Theology?” Through historical perspective Wells displays the breakdown of interest in theology as truth. Today we talk in broad-brushed language about salvation or the Bible, language that allows us to invite the widest possible acceptance. It is also an incisive indictment on the view that culture is neutral. In fact, that view is seen to be one of the most poignant fallacies of our day. From television and theater especially, to pulpits and living rooms, America has shaped its people into group stereotypes, most of which have no place for truth. Wells is very interesting.
There is One GodJune 3, 2013
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5) This is such an age of conformity, unanimity, and ecumenical oneness that we can hardly speak of God except in all-inclusive terms. If one were to express that he believes his God to be the only real […]
Begging the QuestionSeptember 30, 2007
My vote for the best book of the 20th Century will probably be Thomas Sewell’s The Vision of the Anointed since among many other poignant perceptions is the excellent explanation of Begging the Question as a basis for argument. For those unfamiliar with the long-ago taught principles of argumentation, Begging the Question starts with a […]
The Obvious LieMarch 27, 2001
Mark Twain once said, “The secret of success is sincerity. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”1 He should have been living today, we would hire him to teach leadership seminars. And it wouldn’t matter whether it was business, politics or church, the image we present has become more important than what we […]