Chronological Snobbery

One of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century, C.S. Lewis, when listening to the mentality of “younger is smarter/newer is better,” coined the term “chronological snobbery.” To put it in terms everyone can understand, it’s called pride, arrogance and immaturity. I once read the following statement by a young pastor in his early 30’s: … Continue reading Chronological Snobbery

Another Gospel: A Response to Progressive Christianity

I rarely consume a book as quickly as I did this one.  Most often, I am reading three or four books at once.  But, this one - perhaps because of the current state of North American church culture - was difficult to put down.  My copy (as with any book I read) is now annotated … Continue reading Another Gospel: A Response to Progressive Christianity

Why we sing “Joy” and not “Happiness” to the World

Happiness is based on circumstances, joy is based on biblical truth.  In 1943 Nazi Germany, at the time  Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote the quote below, he was under severe persecution from the Third Reich for courageously standing against Hitler. Bonhoeffer’s classic, The Cost of Discipleship, is well-worn on my bookshelf. Bonhoeffer’s devotion to Christ cost him … Continue reading Why we sing “Joy” and not “Happiness” to the World