The Orlando Sentinel featured the resurging influence of Dr. R. C. Sproul in this era of what Time Magazine called “The New Calvinism.” The “emerging” generation of twenty- and thirty-somethings don’t have to settle for Christianity compromised by postmodern philosophy and innovation…” A generation raised in the come-as-you-are philosophy of religion is returning to the Sunday-best religion of its grandparents.”
Read the Orlando Sentinel’s article entitled “Sanford evangelist Sproul influences a younger generation of conservatives.” Don’t miss the video they included featuring Sproul discussing the theological and practical reasons for worshiping in a gothic church building.
R. C. Sproul’s Ligonier Ministries website may be found here…
Saint Andrews Chapel in Sanford, Floriday may be found here.
This week’s episode of the White Horse Inn radio show featured an interview with Grove City College Media Ecology professor T. David Gordon. Gordon is the author of two books that are of special interest to this blogger and will be hopefully to his readers also. The books are Why Johnny Can’t Preach (2009) and Why Johnny Can’t Sing Hymns (2010).
Why Johnny Can’t Preach is “an analysis of shifts in dominant media forms and their effects on the sensibilities of the culture as a whole. Many of those shifts have profound, and unfortunate, effects on preaching.” About Gordon’s newer book, Why Johnny Can’t Sing Hymns, the publisher’s website has this to say:
Changes in music have affected the way we think, the way we worship—even the way we are able to worship. We are steeped in a culture of pop music that makes other genres seem strangely foreign and unhelpful. Worship has become a conflict area, rather than a source of unity.
T. David Gordon looks at these changes in worship and not only examines the problems, but also provides solutions. They are solutions of great importance to us all—because how we sing affects how we live. Dr. Gordon not only shows the problems, he also provides solutions – it’s important, because how we sing affects how we live.
The White Horse Inn blog has also posted additional resources on the current phenomenon of media distraction and its effect on our minds, as Christians or otherwise, let alone culture at large (see blogpost here).
Apparent Danger author, David Stokes, has posted that his great new book about J. Frank Norris is now being picked up by Random House Publishers to be released next year, possibly under a different title. Now it’s time for him to move some merchandise. These original editions may just be collectibles some day. They certainly are for some of us here in Fort Worth, Texas. Read all about it over at his blog.