Monthly Archives: November 2007

missed the anniversary

Kingdom Travelin turned 2 last week and I missed it… 426 posts and about five daughter blogs…

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points 4 and 5

Christian Humanism

point 4 – The Christian Humanist asserts the rightful place of reason – that Christian theology is rational and the Bible is its main text; with the Story, the Gospel as a rational foundation for knowledge [I hope I have not interpreted him too much].

point 5 – Christian Humanism provides guidelines for Christian Identity which includes education (providing wisdom, not skills – an understanding of Truth – embracing difference while being tolerant of difference – patriotic, but critically – science and technology should serve the common good not themselves… Christianity Identity includes embodied in the world but transcendent in ideals…

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an interesting story

Click here for, what I consider to be, a telling story about the state of history and culture in the former Yugoslavia.

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Christian Humanism: point 3

Point three: Live in hope.

This is not a call for optimism, but it is a rejection of pessimism. The Christian Humanist affirms human potential as the image-bearer of God who has rationality. While recognizing the inherent fallen-ness of man [my clarification], he or she will not live in subservience to evil or totalitarianism (the speaker was active in the anti-apartheid movement).

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Christian Humanism

point 2

Christian Humanists stand in contrast and opposition to that which dehumanizes people.

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Christian Humanism

SO, I went to these two lectures sponsored by the local university. The speaker was from S. Africa. The second lecture was titled “Christian Humanism against Fundamentalism and Secularism.”

In his talk the speaker (more on him later) gave a manifesto. One point of the manifesto is that a Christian Humanist believes that

Christians are humans first and Christians by choice.

more to come.

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