George Marsden on the 1950’s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief

George Marsden delivers the Current Read lecture at Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando, FL) in November of 2014, based on his book, The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief (Basic Books, 2014). (HT: Justin Taylor)

Jonathan Edwards Week – A Recommended Reading List

So you want to get to know Edwards? But you don’t know where to start. I recommend that you start out with John Piper’s edition of The End for Which God Created the World in God’s passion for his glory. Then pick up they Yale reader which has a great collection of sermons. After thatContinue reading “Jonathan Edwards Week – A Recommended Reading List”

This Paycheck’s Book Purchases (February 7th)

I am married now and I am still reading books! Its a wonderful surprise that I really didn’t expect. I guess this blog series didn’t die out…. Anyway, here are this paycheck’s book purchases, you might notice there is a little bit of everything (ministry, philosophy, history): Flesh: Bringing the Incarnation Down to Earth byContinue reading “This Paycheck’s Book Purchases (February 7th)”

Edwards and Franklin (Pt. 2)

George Marsden loved to study history (I guess he still loves because he is still alive) by comparing major historical figures. In, A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards, George compares Ben Franklin with Jonathan Edwards. Over the next few days I want to highlight some of the comparisons the Marsden makes: Jonathan and Ben’s PiousContinue reading “Edwards and Franklin (Pt. 2)”

Edwards and Franklin (Pt. 1)

While at Fuller Seminary one of my favorite professors was George Marsden. George wasn’t on the regular faculty, he was just a visiting professor, nevertheless it was cool to have him come in every year and teach an intensive on Evangelicalism & Fundamentalism or Jonathan Edwards & C.S. Lewis. Learning about Edwards from him wasContinue reading “Edwards and Franklin (Pt. 1)”