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Taste Spoiled By Sweetness

Taste Spoiled By Sweetness

This entry is part 54 of 63 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

A discussion of taste is one of the most difficult (and unrewarding) ones to have, for most people are unreflective about their likes. “I know what I like!” is supposed to end the discussion, followed up with “different strokes for different folks”. Aesthetic immaturity is one of the reasons for a discrepancy in taste among… Continue Reading

Crisis in Conservative Protestantism

Crisis in Conservative Protestantism

Carl Trueman offers what he believes are three potential crises in American conservative evangelicalism: Far too much power is exerted by wealthy and influential parachurch organizations. There is an unbearable, kitschy lightness to much that passes for conservative Protestant life and thought. Conservative Protestantism lacks a strong tradition of social thought which might help it… Continue Reading