Expressive Individualism and Polarization

Samuel James gives us a great article on the continuing effects of "expressive individualism" and how social media in particular enables it through the lens of Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling. Well worth the read. One of the better quotes: Digital technology’s power to polarize us…

Carl Trueman and Strange New World

Carl Trueman's book The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution (Crossway, 2020) was one of the landmark books of last year (for me, a bit late to the game thanks seminary). After reading the original book, my…

Love and Theology

Russel Moore being spot-on here: > Over the past several years, we’ve had some evangelical leaders, and the politicians they support, ridicule the “weakness” implied in “Turn the other cheek.” If that were just the Bizarro world of cable television news, I would perhaps dismiss it. But several pastors…

Return to Hell

A while ago, I wrote a post on hell and universalism [https://wip.plukevdh.me/universalism-and-hell-2]. While I have not spent much time dwelling on the topic in the year and a half that has passed since then, I did revise the conclusions I made on the idea of hell…

This Is Your Church on Video

Trevin Wax [https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/profile/trevin-wax/] recently published a blog post on TGC entitled ‘Gotcha’ Sermon Clips Are Bad for the Church. [https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevin-wax/gotcha-sermon-excerpts-are-bad-for-the-church/] The immediate question that came to my mind when encountering the title alone, was: “Can we say video clips…

The Long and Winding Road...

Hi. Luke again. Been a while... My lovely and faithful wife Katie has been so good at keeping you all up to date with thoughts and pictures of our travels. I've been more absent thanks to work and trying to edge in a ThM (a second masters degree)…

Worthy Reminder

Some disturbing news coming out of Afghanistan. I’ve only really followed it on the fringes partly because I’m out in the middle of nowhere trying to focus on family, work, a ThM and the beauty of God in his creation, but also because I don’t know that…

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