Though it has ancient roots, Gnosticism—and the secular/sacred divide that flows from it—must be addressed today; its early and continual appearance proves the urgency for each generation of believers to wrestle with gnostic ideals slipping into our thinking.
Jonathan Merritt, in his new book, sets out to learn how to speak about his faith in new ways in order to articulate the central ideas so that non-Christians can understand.
Writing things down is the best way I have found to sort and clear my mind. Three very different kinds of writing help me in this: morning pages, brain dumps, and bullet journaling.
For Lake, literature is not simply illustrative or instrumental to the task of diagnosing and combatting technocracy: it is the world within which we are cultivated. In the act of reading, we enter not only a set of illustrations which give us principles to live by, but also new parables which instruct, perplex, and guide us into new living. To learn how to be a new person, in other words, we must submit to the art of reading.