Ideas Have Consequences

Ideas Have Consequences

In 1948, Richard Weaver published a book entitled Ideas Have Consequences, in which he attributed the decline of Western civilization to the adoption of nominalism, a philosophy which denies the existence of universals and absolute truth. While most people today aren’t familiar with Weaver’s work, the underlying premise captured in his simple yet provocative title…

A Theory of Everything

A Theory of Everything

Up until a few years ago, the concept of a “Theory of Everything” was largely unfamiliar in popular culture until it appeared as the title of a 2014 feature film on the life of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. Nevertheless, it’s made its way into the popular psyche, although its most significant ramifications allude most people,…

Speech! Speech!

Speech! Speech!

I’m becoming less and less shocked by the providential nature of life. I know…that doesn’t sound quite right coming from a pastor and theologian. But it’s true. You can know that God providentially guides all things toward his determined ends and yet still be shocked at how experientially amazing that fact is when you see…

Real Reality

Real Reality

So…I know I introduced last week’s blog as the first in a series of posts on God’s provision, with the promise that this week I’d continue that series. But sometimes ideas are too important and too timely to pass up, and that’s the predicament before me. So for today’s post, I’m going to depart from…