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Evangelism in the Wesleyan Spirit, by Albert Outler (1971) Orthodox Catholics may appreciate this important work more than modern progressive Methodists—where the dreaded “E” word is seldom if ever spoken. However one defines the term “evangelism,” I think it’s fair to agree with the introduction that, since the 60’s, it has often been characterized as [...]

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20 Questions to Ask of Novels

Found at quaerentia via First Thoughts—Thirty Tree Things. In explaining the list, the author prefers, “why should you read this book…?” to explaining “what this book made me feel.” Agreed. “The question is quite a revealing one, though, and says a lot about our cultural climate. It seems to me that our whole approach to [...]

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1958 Interview with Robert Hutchins

“We believe that the reduction of the citizen to an object of propaganda, private and public, is one of the greatest dangers to democracy. A prevalent notion is that the great mass of the people cannot understand and cannot form an independent judgment upon any matter; they cannot be educated, in the sense of developing their intellectual powers, but they can be bamboozled.

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I first read The Search for Meaning by Thomas Naylor, William H. Willimon, and Magdalena R. Naylor in 1994 when it was originally published. I read it because the topic interested me, having read Viktor E. Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, an important work with a simple message. Further, I had read Willimon before, since [...]

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Feelings

First of all, this old but updated essay is not about that stupid song, “Feelings.” When someone asks me how I feel, I usually respond with the always lame, “I feel good,” but without the James Brown inflection. If I were to give an honest answer, I’d have to think about it for ten minutes. [...]

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