Semiotics

len on September 9th, 2017

“Because the very foundations of American society, including the family, are crumbling, we MUST seek and find strong leaders. But we need a new kind of leader—beyond the celebrity, beyond the pragmatist—to show us the way to the abundant life, the food life that God originally intended for his children and still longs for us […]

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len on January 24th, 2017

“Because the very foundations of American society, including the family, are crumbling, we MUST seek and find strong leaders. But we need a new kind of leader—beyond the celebrity, beyond the pragmatist—to show us the way to the abundant life, the food life that God originally intended for his children and still longs for us […]

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len on November 3rd, 2016

For though ours is a godless age, it is the very opposite of irreligious. The true believer is everywhere on the march, and both by converting and antagonizing he is shaping the world in his own image. And whether we are to line up with him or against him, it is well that we should […]

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len on October 7th, 2016

It’s survival in the city When you live from day to day City streets don’t have much pity When you’re down, that’s where you’ll stay… The Eagles The classic Eagles song tells one side of the story. William Cronon notes that for many of us cities have “represented all that [is] most unnatural about human […]

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len on October 6th, 2016

Stephen Garner and Heidi Campbell have published this book, released by Baker in September. As connective technologies and new media are now ubiquitous, we have need to reflect on the way we use these tools, and the way they shape us. It’s that double edged knife so common to technologies, that there is this dialogical […]

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len on November 5th, 2015

Scot writes, “This is about the ontology of Westerners squaring up to the ontology of the church, and church people and leaders squaring up to what we are facing. First, Western culture increasingly believes the fundamental problems of life are systemic and social, and are to be resolved through social progress and most especially through […]

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len on February 18th, 2015

I’m still working my way through the collection edited by James McGrath, “Religion and Science-Fiction” (Wipf & Stock, 2011. Earlier post HERE). It’s striking how many movies are opening up the question of what it is to be human — I’m thinking in this past year of Transcendence and Lucy and Her, and now of […]

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len on December 23rd, 2014

I requested a review copy of the collection of essays edited by James McGrath from Wipf & Stock, and it arrived a few days ago. The chapter breakdown follows: 1 The Dark Dreamlife of Postmodern Theology (Janca-Aji) 2 Sorcerers and Supermen: Old Mythologies in New Guises (Robertson) 3 Star Trekking in China: Science Fiction as […]

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len on November 21st, 2014

“Because I am involved in redressing a balance, I may at times seem to be sceptical of the tools of analytical discourse. I hope, however, it will be obvious from what I say that I hold absolutely no brief for those who wish to abandon reason or traduce language. The exact opposite is the case. […]

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len on November 11th, 2014

Fred Polak (1961) writes of what he calls the “broken future of western culture.” He notes it is the first time we have experienced an “absence of persuasive positive images of the future.” And isn’t that OUR story — the story of the western church? True, we still have hope — we still say that […]

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