Month: September 2013


The Modern Worldview


Lesslie Newbigin's book, Foolishness to the Greeks, changed my life.  I don't remember a lot of the specifics, but by reading this book I came to realize that I was looking at the world through some very thick and tinted lenses.  Everyone looks at the world through the metaphorical spectacles of a worldview....

A Christian Worldview?


The term "Christian worldview" is often used, but not always understood. Too often, people think that if you simply believe the Bible, oppose abortion and avoid R-rated movies you have a Christian worldview.  OK, this is a bit of a caricature, but my point is, Christians often have a far too superficial understanding of worldview.  Even Nancy Pearcy's...

“Just a Symbol?”–Communion in a Cathedral


The Hapsburgs were christened, married and buried at St. Augustine in Vienna.  This cathedral has seen a lot of pageantry and ceremony and the mass still reflects a polish and flair consistent with this history.  I particularly noticed this in the treatment of the elements of the Eucharist.  In all Catholic services,...

Cathedrals just aren’t practical


In the modern world, we evaluate almost everything against the standard of practicality, utility and efficiency. I know people who won't buy a hybrid, because it will take 10 years before the additional cost of a hybrid is recouped through lower fuel consumption. Therefore, it's simply not practical to buy...