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Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Preaching

What is preaching? Logic on fire! And again: What is the chief end of preaching? It is to give men and women a sense of God and His presence. … I can forgive the preacher almost anything if he gives … Continue reading

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Mandela’s View of the Problem

We must face the matter squarely that where there is something wrong in how we govern ourselves, it must be said that the fault is not in our stars but in ourselves that we are ill-governed. Nelson Mandela, quoted in … Continue reading

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The Vicious Side of Freedom

G. K. Chesterton once observed that in the modern world “the virtues have gone mad because they have been isolated from each other and are wandering alone. Thus some scientists care for truth; and their truth is pitiless. Thus some … Continue reading

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Logic is Divine

If an argument is indeed valid, its validity holds for all times and all places. That is, its validity is omnipresent (in all places) and eternal (for all times). Vern Poythress, Logic: A God-Centered Approach to the Foundation of Western … Continue reading

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The 20th Century Artistic Famine

I have a rule that I will never buy paintings that I could have painted better myself. That rules out virtually all modern art. The last great painter in my view was John Singer Sargent, who died in 1925. After … Continue reading

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Is Fiction Necessary?

Many parents, however, have little taste for fiction, though they allow it for the “little kids.” Some parents disdain fiction because they are bony pragmatists, not having the time, but others even claim that it is unspiritual (“I just want … Continue reading

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Who Are the Enemies?

Yet as an evangelical academic myself, I find it interesting to note the way in which, with some writers, the perceived faults of more conservative authors are denounced with bombastic rhetoric, while the blasphemies and heresies of those on the … Continue reading

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Multiculturalism Emasculates

Since liberalism became a kind of offical party line, we have been enjoined against saying things about races, religions, or national groups, for, after all, there is no categorical statement without its implication of value, and values begin divisions among … Continue reading

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What Could Make Him Say This About Rock?

Writing about 20 years ago, cultural analyst and philosopher Allan Bloom held a negative view of the musical style of popular rock music. Young people know that rock has the beat of sexual intercourse. … But rock music has one … Continue reading

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Evaluating Affections

What a reproach it is to the profession of the gospel to see a Christian just come from church and holy ordinances where his devout affections have been raised, and immediately to find him breaking out in vain, earthly merriment … Continue reading

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