A must-read by every Christian who cares about what Jesus’ death on the cross really means. https://derekvreeland.com/2017/03/tom-wright-saving-evangelicalism/ Followed by this for a summary: https://derekvreeland.com/2017/03/n-t-wright-revolutionary-cross-week-1/ Or just go straight to the book by N T Wright: https://www.amazon.com/Day-Revolution-Began-Reconsidering-Crucifixion/dp/0062334387/ Continue reading How Tom Wright is Saving Evangelicalism
Fundamentalist: “If the God that we recognise is different from what is written in the bible, then perhaps that’s not even the real God.” Liberal: “If the God that we recognise is different from what is written in the bible, then perhaps that’s not even the real bible.” The logic is simple. Given two mutually … Continue reading Fundamentalist vs Liberal Christianity: a difference of one word, in two otherwise identical sentences.
Life can be simplified into something like this: (1) Purpose, (2) Effects of different courses of action, (3) Decisions. So firstly through God’s word [in secular terms, this simply means some source of moral inspiration, i.e. something that gives us an idea of what we consider to be meaningful or worth accomplishing] we continually grow in … Continue reading Life: morality, science, economics
<quote>This is why it is a mistake to think that you can somehow ‘correct’ people’s views on an issue by giving them more facts, since study after study has shown that people have a tendency to selectively reject facts that don’t fit with their existing views. … … But smarter people shouldn’t be susceptible to … Continue reading Education often leads to intellectual arrogance and more bias