What is “expressive individualism”? Why does something so abstract matter for everyday pastors and normal local churches?
Like our sinful natures, expressive individualism is something that will inform our intuitions and our understanding until the day we die. So what do we do about it?
We all need to cultivate that certain unmessianic sense of non-destiny which will make us better citizens of the kingdom.
This is a book that all Christians will find helpful in addressing a problem with which we will all likely at some point have to wrestle, either socially, politically, pastorally, or personally.
If someone walks into your church next Sunday, and they’re miserable from life’s trials and tribulations, what songs will you ask them to sing?
By excluding the cries of loneliness, dispossession, and desolation from its worship, the church has effectively silenced and excluded the voices of those who are themselves lonely, dispossessed, and desolate, both inside and outside the church.
Of all the Reformers, Luther knew the ways in which Christianity struck deep emotional chords in the heart of the believer. But this meant he paid more attention, not less, to the words and the appropriateness of the music.
There is nothing more universally relevant than preparing people for suffering and death.
What does it mean that Scripture is sufficient? And what is it sufficient for?
Mark Dever asks Carl Trueman about holocaust denial, secularization, “no creed but the Bible,” and everything else under the sun in this far-ranging conversation.
What were the human means and instruments of your conversion?
The parachurch is not the church. It does not do what the church does, and it should not supplant the church in the minds and lives of those involved in its work.
In the end, I was perplexed by the book. There was plenty of thought-provoking material, but there was also a rather contrived view of postmodernism.