Whitney Houston’s words of wisdom (and why is the internet so slow)

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I really had to wait for that picture guys so don’t hate…instead, remember the wise words of Whitney:

The children are our future, teach them well, and let them lead the way, show them all the beauty they possess inside, give them a sense of pride…(to be sung is the most soulful voice Zach can muster).

SO, yea, about raising kids, teaching God’s people, and deconstructing the atrocious (yet probably well intentioned) worldview of Whitney Houston…my question is as follows: What books do you recommend for the study of defending the faith. What/Where is the best stuff you’ve come across? Come on now, ‘dontcha wanna dance?’ We better get our steps in gear if we’re going to be ready. (1 Pet 3:15)

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8 responses to “Whitney Houston’s words of wisdom (and why is the internet so slow)

  1. Get Keller’s new book and Jerram Barr’s “The Heart of Evangelism”.

    I like their approaches a lot. Different, but so good.

  2. I’ve heard great things about Keller’s new book for skeptics. If I may also recommend.

    John Frame is indispensable. Start here. The man is humble and cannot be matched in head size. Bahnsen is also incredible…again, if you’ve never taken 2 hours to hear him destory Stein from the presuppositional Christian perspective, then you haven’t lived. This is like Disneyland for defending the faith. DO IT.

    Another VERY helpful start is James Anderson (Ph.D ediburgh…for those who are not Van Til nerds). He has done a superb job of synthesizing Van Til and Plantinga, or at least showing how they are both super helpful in modern apologetics. The nice thing about Plantinga is that he’s closet Van Tillian, but he has AMAZING respect in the secular academy. Plantinga has made theism possible again at the top 50 schools in philosophy. Check out James’ web page: http://www.proginosko.com/writing.html

  3. I ditto Z’s choices….

  4. I plan on doing a post on my favorite writer in this area Von Balthasar. He has a good book The God Question and Modern Man. He is the Catholic Van Til, only hotter.

  5. Richter…tell me about this cat. I know Horton jocked him like a hot-cake, but I don’t really know much about him. Any good links for a brief overview? For crisis man, the point of the post was to give us some juice, not just tease…

  6. Von Balthasar?? I am sold, his name alone makes me think of a count!!!

    I think we found a new name for the baby boy!!!

  7. It’s hard to beat Dave Hunt or Chuck Missler in this area.

    [taking cover … It’s a joke!]

    As you become a presuppositional lethal-weapon, don’t forget to to hone your ambassador skills (Stand to Reason –str.org), also some of J. P. Moreland’s work is good stuff (“Scaling the Secular City“).

  8. Some of the most helpful stuff I’ve read is kind of old:

    • Jacques Ellul, The Subversion of Christianity and The Meaning of the City
    • C. S. Lewis, The Discarded Image and The Abolition of Man

    The Lewis volume The Discarded Image is the book version of his lectures on Medieval literature and culture. What, pray tell, does that have to do with Greg’s question? I’ve just found that one way to really begin understanding my own culture is to try to understand another, and Lewis is masterful at explaining the ‘Medieval Model’ of the universe and its implications for life. He then gives little hints about modern culture and its problems, but in relation to the Medieval worldview. Those hints are expanded for a Christian audience in The Abolition of Man. The differences are very stark, and Lewis admits that while the Medieval model is not “true,” it delights him and at least brings us closer to the universe itself, rather than farther away. Good stuff.

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