Nexus Notes – December 8th, 2017

A nexus is a series of connections linking two or more things. These notes are dedicated to linking us to great content elsewhere out on the web.   A Test For CCE Students – Article by Mark Bauerlein This article informs and explains the new kind of admissions test that has been created called the Classic Learning Test.   Avoiding Trendy Ideas – Article by Dr. John … Continue reading Nexus Notes – December 8th, 2017

Cabbage Hat Christians (Theology through the Eyes of Fiction Series)

There once was a man named Colonel Crane, and as his title may suggest, he was well respected in his community. He was well known and he could walk around in his hometown and people would see him and greet him. For a middle-aged man he was considered handsome and was widely regarded as a likeable man. This was the story of Colonel Crane, until … Continue reading Cabbage Hat Christians (Theology through the Eyes of Fiction Series)

Christians and Culture (Book Blurbs)

Below are brief recommendations for several excellent books on Christian engagement with culture and social issues of our day. Volf provides an excellent primer on Christianity and its role in the public arena. He lays out his argument for Christianity as a prophetic religion that works towards human flourishing while not being coercive. Along the way he critiques several flawed approaches in a helpful and … Continue reading Christians and Culture (Book Blurbs)

A Francis Option?

By Craig McElvain     Why “Benedict” ? Being a student of history, I find myself in total harmony with author Rod Dreher’s sense that the church must pull back from our current cultural milieu if it is to survive in post-modern America. This isn’t the first time that the church has been swallowed up into the culture (the first being the Constantinian church of … Continue reading A Francis Option?