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we cannot transcend all the errors that characterize our time.

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A Beginning

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C.S. Lewis wrote in his introduction to “Athanasius and the Incarnation“,

“Every age has its own outlook. It is specially good at seeing certain truths and specially liable to make certain mistakes. We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period. And that means the old books. All contemporary writers share to some extent the contemporary outlook—even those, like myself, who seem most opposed to it.”

Each age does have its own outlook. Lewis believed that reading the old books will help us escape some of the errors of our present age and certainly it will, but only some of the errors. Because we are products of this age we are unable to transcend the problems that characterize this age. Although I intend on bringing up many issues on here, I have no delusions. I do not believe I am capable of producing fitting commentary on theology, culture, or the church. There are other men that are more highly educated and well read than I who have a greater grasp of the issues that I plan to address. I do not expect to solve any major problems. As Lewis said, all contemporary writers share to some extent the contemporary outlook. I have not read all the old books.

Our age is not one of reverent churches, sound doctrine, or consistently Biblical living. This will not be fixed in a night, a year, or a lifetime. My goal is not revolution. My goal is to see myself think in a more consistently Christian way. Thinking  in a clear and logical way is a rarity these days.

I am not just doing this for you. I am doing this for myself. However, if this benefits you, I rejoice.

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Written by Agrammatos

April 19, 2009 at 5:54 AM

Posted in General