CHRISTIAN PHENOMENON OR DEMONIC DEVICE ?
If the very definition of 'revival' implies that something had previously enervated, what then of concepts that are (supposedly) intrinsically potent and permanent, even eternal ? The question, as far as Christians should be concerned, is not of objective fact but of subjective impression (experience). Does our heavenly Father subject us to vacillatory 'waves' of victory and prominence, with the accompanying affections and disaffections - as though religion were…
MATERIAL MIGHT OR MYSTICAL MOTION ?
If the working of an engine - and everything it powers - relies not only on (technical) design but on (natural) fuel, insomuch that the absence of fuel can disable a whole system (in any field of engineering); do the same principles not apply in chemistry, biology or psychology ? Is stealing a loaf of bread, for example, a strictly mechanical process, or do factors concerning how we relate to others - and their (behavioural or philosophical) persuasions - constrain, or…
EUPHORIC LIBERATION OR OPPRESSIVE ENCUMBRANCE ?
If independence refers to some kind of separation whereby we are left to 'live our own lives', would it free us or enslave us ? If it frees us, why then would we hire builders, plumbers, chefs and so on, rather than (practically) delight in the prerogative to 'take care of ourselves' ? Shifting the principle from secular society to (Christian) religion, do we really desire to be 'free' from the living God - who not only provides our literal life and it's…Read more