Rod Dreher drew my attention to Ryszard Legutko's new book The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies. I got the book yesterday and I'm making my way through it this weekend. The thesis of the book is that both communism and liberal-democracy are totalizing systems that consciously attempt to engineer society toward a pre-determined end … Continue reading Liberal-democracy as a totalitarian system
The publishers of the popular English Standard Version (ESV), Crossway, have been in the news recently for proposing that their upcoming revisions become a "stable version" of the translation. In other words, they proposed to no longer make any changes after this next edition. According to Crossway: The text of the ESV Bible will remain … Continue reading Should the Bible change?
"...[D]o not despise the lore that has come down from distant years; for oft it may chance that old wives keep in memory word of things that once were needful for the wise to know." -Celeborn, "Farewell to Lórien"
Our Gracious God, We do not take it lightly that through Christ, we are ushered into your presence and into a divine audience with the Living God. We have exalted your most holy name, and rendered to you the honor that is your due. We have acknowledged before you and before one another that we … Continue reading A prayer for 9-11
When I was younger, I used to listen to sermons on the local Christian radio station. Between the ages of 10 and 16, I received an unofficial theological education from the likes of Chuck Swindoll, Charles Stanley, and others. I still listen to sermons regularly--especially Alistair Begg, whose ministry I resonate with deeply, but I … Continue reading Praying imprecation