Erickson is best known as a theological writer. He has written quite a lot on postmodernism and I have appreciated what he has had to say. This latest book (2002) is a little different approach in that he uses current scenarios to present the dilemma of our culture and then comments on each one. I think his observations about TV and how it has changed in our life-time is very revealing and the examples he uses of postmodern ethics (Seinfeld being “the paradigmatic postmodern program of the 1990s”) ought to cause us to be very careful what our children are watching.
The Gospel and NarrativeOctober 20, 2011
Long John Silver is a prominent name in the minds of those young (and older) boys who have read Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Throughout the entire story young Jim Hawkins struggles with who the real Long John Silver is and how to understand his actions. Is he the affable, generous sea cook, and friend […]
The Highways and HedgesJune 4, 2011
I found the joy of the salvation of others. Oh, the privilege, the blessed privilege, to be used of God to win a soul to Christ, and to see a man or woman being led out of bondage by some act of ours toward them. To think that God should condescend to allow us to […]
Does Love Win?May 7, 2011
Recently, there has been an explosion of attention focused on Rob Bell and his new book, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, which was released in March 2011 by HarperOne. The buzz surrounding this book began when Bell posted an introductory video to his book […]