Monday, December 8, 2008

There Are No Words...

...well, perhaps a few words. One might be tempted to think that Oxford Universtity Press would be a publisher with the collective desire to support a rich, robust education of children rather than to allow the undertow of culture to drown that ideal. But thinking such as that is evidently nothing more than a relic from a bygone era. No, let us not be left in the dust of antiquated reasoning from before 2003; let us instead move forward, looking to Britain for leadership in the restructuring of educational tools to better reflect a "modern, multicultural, multifaith society" (OUP's words). What are they publishing then? This.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Wisdom from Schaeffer

Our forefathers used the term systematic theology to express their view that Christianity is not a series of isolated religious statements, but that it has a beginning and flows on to an end. Each part relates to each other part and to the whole, and to what stands first in the system. It is perfectly possible that such a systematic understanding of Christianity can become a dead thing, but let us not despise the word systematic as if it were automatically a dead corpse.

-Francis Schaeffer, The God Who is There, p. 113