Purpose

Lots of bloggers want to give you the latest updates on who said what about whom and how/why that’s terrible. While that can be interesting, I want to take several steps further and examine the core of what’s wrong in our world — and what we can do to help fix it.

This is a blog about the role of philosophy and theology in bringing about restoration and justice to a broken world. It’s a tough thing, and so the material here is sometimes tough, too. I do what I can to make my blog accessible, but you’re going to have to think critically if you want to get anything out of reading my posts.

My goal is not to tell you what to think but how to think so that you’re better equipped to face whatever circumstances may arise. Too often in the Christian world, people will cherry-pick a few Bible verses and pretend they give a full account of a problem. Next, the apologists will reverse engineer a half-baked reason why those Bible verses are true. I want to do away with that and offer you a real way of thinking and dealing with the world.

One Response to Purpose

  1. Peter says:

    Hi Chris – this is not meant as a comment on the blog – just a good place to respond to what I have been reading both on your blog and on Facebook over the last hour or so.
    I’m 78 and although I’m a Brit who has never been an Evangelical Christian I do have a good working knowledge of the American Christian scene having been a member of the Worldwide Church of God (based in California) for some 20 years after having been treasurer of an Anglican Church for 8 years in the 1960′s. It was in 1995 that WCG announced that much of their theology was misguided and I was forced for a second time to reconsider just about everything I had ever been taught.
    I could relate to so much of what you are writing – seeing a younger educated man coming to many similar conclusions to those that I came to recognise as a result of the ‘school of hard knocks’ (with no formal education after the age of 17).
    I have long had an interest in psychology and counselling and during this last winter had the chance to attend some informal classes on these and philosophy.
    Enough of an introduction. If you have time could you please look at the introduction to my blog and let me know if you think it might be of interest to any of your friends.
    Thanks

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