Gordan Runyan shares a few musings and thoughts on the book that have managed to stick with him, months after reading.
Reconstructing the Heart: Whole Body, Whole Gospel
Emotions: we all have them and we’ve all been told to keep them to ourselves. But is this a healthy way to view our God-given emotions? And what about Christian rationalism and the elevation of the mind over every other human faculty? In this edition of Setting the Record Straight, Dr. Jason Garwood explores the impact of Greek Philosophy in modern thinking and feeling, and exposes the fallacious reasoning of what normally passes in Christianity today. For similar content, please visit crosscrownchurch.com. Thanks for listening!
In this edition of Setting the Record Straight, Dr. Jason Garwood teaches part two of a two-part series on developing and applying the biblical worldview. These lectures were given in the winter of 2017.
103: Can Bad Philosophy Produce Good Science?
In episode #103 of the Out of the Question Podcast, the effect of humanistic philosophy on medicine and health mandates is discussed.
In this edition of Setting the Record Straight, Dr. Jason Garwood teaches part one of a two part series on developing a biblical worldview. These lectures were given in the winter of 2017.
What Does Athens Have to do with Westminster?
Pastor Gordan Runyan explores the influence of neoplatonism on modern Evangelicalism.
In the same way, as patent legislation was proposed to lead to faster pace of scientific and technological growth, in the majority of cases, it only stifled growth, as inventors spend more time and resources running the race to get monopoly grants from bureaucrats to kill all competition, rather than develop their ideas in practice and making them available, serving as many people as possible, and making money in the process.
– The Mythology of Science, R.J. Rushdoony
John Andrew Reasnor: Kingdom and Abolition
Joe Salant interviews John Andrew Reasnor on a wide range of topics related to abolitionism and the Kingdom of God, from the public schools, police, prisons to borders. John shows how abolitionism applied consistently demolishes the idol of humanism.
The Christian School represents a break with humanistic education, but, too often in leaving the state school, the Christian educator has carried the state’s humanism with him.
A curriculum is not neutral: it is either a course in humanism or training in a God-centered faith and life. The liberal arts curriculum means literally that course which trains students in the arts of freedom. This raises the key question: is freedom in and of man or Christ? The Christian art of freedom, that is, the Christian liberal arts curriculum, is emphatically not the same as the humanistic one. It is urgently necessary for Christian educators to rethink the meaning and nature of the curriculum.
It should be clear then that whether history, science, mathematics, grammar, literature, ecology, civic duty, or law, every aspect of curriculum must be reconstructed along Biblical lines. The overall objective is for Christian families to prepare and equip themselves for service in the Kingdom of God, and this cannot be done without a rethinking of the philosophy of the Christian curriculum. In this study, Rousas John Rushdoony develops the philosophy of the Christian curriculum. It is the pioneering study in this field, and it is important reading for all Christian educators.