How Should We Then Live

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KALYNA18

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This is it. It's an animated snow picture carried on GIPHY site and is of Fox Lake Illinois per the GIPHY site notation.
Hum, I can't see either, that squirrel again. Will try to fix it. Thank you for bringing that up. :)
 

KALYNA18

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We should then live with taking the daily meditation of the word of the Lord.
 

Lillywolf

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If it doesn't show this time maybe copy the direct link in this save:
It's your image from the Giphy site but saved to a photo upload site. Just mouse over that image, right click and scroll down to "copy image address", which will be the same as the photo upload host sites. Then, after you've cleared your own image on your signature, paste the image in the IMG tool that's on the tool bar at the top of your signature window. It's that little framed picture between the link button and the :) emote button. Then click save and it should post without the current GIPHY backdrop. That could be why it isn't showing up for some here.
Hope that helps. :)

Blessings.
 

Kojikun

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Ah yes once again I'm right back at the bottom after such a wonderfully depressing thread..can you maybe keep this in news or conspiracy so the emotionally comprised arnt back to possibly slitting there da** wrists!! Sigh why do I bother...:mad:
 

Kojikun

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Ah yes once again I'm right back at the bottom after such a wonderfully depressing thread..can you maybe keep this in news or conspiracy so the emotionally comprised arnt back to possibly slitting there da** wrists!! Sigh why do I bother...:mad:
For anyone reading my prior post ignore it just me and my many freakouts I'm good now apologies
 

maxwel

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Francis Schaeffer was a devoted and orthodox Christian, and great thinker of his time.
He was a genuinely good man, and genuinely worthy of our respect.
But he was writing in a time when there weren't really many Christians working in philosophy.

He did something new in his time; he took a broad assessment of the Christian "world view" by drawing from many different fields to synthesize these insights into a broader philosophical paradigm. He had a lot to say about history, culture, art, politics, and apologetics... but although he did a fine job thinking through "big picture" issues which orthodox ministers had neglected for a long time, I don't think his works should be considered the pinnacles of Christian thinking on these topics. I would consider him (looking backward from our current place in history) as a good starting point to begin thinking about Christian philosophy and those "big picture" views we now call a "meta narrative."

We've had a resurgence in Christian Philosophy since Schaeffer first began his assault against the Christian liberalism that was destroying the church, and destroying Christian academia in his time.

We now have lot of great minds devoted specifically to Christian Philosophy and Christian Apologetics.

I would suggest starting with Schaeffer, but them moving on to other orthodox Christian theologians and philosophers.
There is still a real fight against liberalism, and all it's endemic philosophies which are poisoning the church, but we have a lot of great thinkers now devoted to that fight.

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Francis Schaeffer was a devoted and orthodox Christian, and great thinker of his time.
He was a genuinely good man, and genuinely worthy of our respect.
But he was writing in a time when there weren't really many Christians working in philosophy.

He did something new in his time; he took a broad assessment of the Christian "world view" by drawing from many different fields to synthesize these insights into a broader philosophical paradigm. He had a lot to say about history, culture, art, politics, and apologetics... but although he did a fine job thinking through "big picture" issues which orthodox ministers had neglected for a long time, I don't think his works should be considered the pinnacles of Christian thinking on these topics. I would consider him (looking backward from our current place in history) as a good starting point to begin thinking about Christian philosophy and those "big picture" views we now call a "meta narrative."

We've had a resurgence in Christian Philosophy since Schaeffer first began his assault against the Christian liberalism that was destroying the church, and destroying Christian academia in his time.

We now have lot of great minds devoted specifically to Christian Philosophy and Christian Apologetics.

I would suggest starting with Schaeffer, but them moving on to other orthodox Christian theologians and philosophers.
There is still a real fight against liberalism, and all it's endemic philosophies which are poisoning the church, but we have a lot of great thinkers now devoted to that fight.

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Excellent and thoughtful response.....Thank you. Can you recommend any of the writings of newer Christians addressing these issues? I would enjoy making the comparisons. Again...Thank you.