(Joel Belz, World Magazine) Muscle and restraint: People want from government what even kids want from authority
Joel Belz recalls a line from a twenty-five year old New York Times editorial that still resonates today: “People want to be lightly governed by strong governments.” Read More
(Trevin Wax, The Gospel Coalition) The Faithful Church in an Age of Expressive Individualism
How can the church respond to expressive individualism? Trevin Wax offers three strengths of Christ-following that speak directly to the weaknesses of expressive individualism. Read More
(Trevin Wax, The Gospel Coalition) Why is Expressive Individualism a Challenge to the Church
Continuing to analyze “expressive individualism,” Trevin Wax says “In the expressivist framework, anything that gets in the way of self-exaltation or self-fulfillment is a problem. This means that any universal or binding ethic, morals that are absolute, truths that are transcendent—in our culture, they all fall down before the idol of the mighty Me. God may still be present, but “Me” is on the throne.” Read More
Trevin Wax (The Gospel Coalition) Expressive Individualism: What is it
Does the phrase ‘expressive individualism’ mean anything to you? This is the first of three posts by Trevin Wax analyzing and responding to this pervasive cultural understanding. Read More
This whole site is essentially a linkpost: it contains links to things I have found interesting, mostly related to Christianity, but occasionally to social, tech or humor.
I welcome conversation on these posts. You do have to click the post title to go to the page with the comment box.
But – and this applies to EVERY link – I do not necessarily agree with everything the authors I link to have written. In fact most of the time I DON’T agree with everything. I just find it interesting. Read More