able to keep us born aloft above an abyss of immense historical oblivion …capable of becoming just about anything, and that may amount to a kind of cultural genius

[15:32] This kind of abrupt but total adoption of another cultural identity—even if little more at times than a sort of fantastic version of that identity—is something of which Americans are sometimes uniquely capable. Perhaps this is because to be American is to be the deracinated child of some other land or people or severalContinue reading “able to keep us born aloft above an abyss of immense historical oblivion …capable of becoming just about anything, and that may amount to a kind of cultural genius”

celebrating a victory

This is the conclusion from a section of The Passionate Intellect: Incarnational Humanism and the Future of University Education (by Zimmermann and Klassen) that analyzes how both liberal (or mainline Protestant) Christians (enamored with the Social Gospel) and Evangelicals (enamored with an intellectual defense of the fundamentals as well as the practice of an oftenContinue reading “celebrating a victory”