Sunday, 21 May 2006

Piping Wells


"We think the post-propositional, post-dogmatic, post-authoritative “conversation” is post-relevant and post-saving." - John Piper

And I really want to read David Well's Above all earthly pow'rs

[HT: Ref21 blog]

6 comments:

thebluefish said...

I have that book.

étrangère said...

Beast. I'm sure youse all got it in PPS, ja? I'll get one when I'm back though - I'm sure it's one I'd like my own copy of. Have you read it? What did you think of it?

Skippy said...

Me too, Rosemary; unfortunately I'm already spent about 60% of this financial year's book budget, after only 1.5 months. I listened to John Piper' interview about the forthcoming desiring God conference on this theme and it looks brilliant; such an important theme - to winsomely challenge culture, not merely adapt to it.

thebluefish said...

I actually forgot to get it in PPS, and then persuaded them to let me have it. I wasn't blown away by it as a book, but I will re-read some chapters.

Much culture-talk is in my view just hype. And then hype creates trends and stuff... and then I look on the ground at people and I'm not sure I see the same issues. We still just all need to see and savour Jesus?

étrangère said...

I'm sure you're right about some culture talk, but to a certain extent it will help us understand how to communicate to people the worth of seeing and savouring Christ. Stott's idea of double listening perhaps?

As for 'on the ground', such culture very strongly influences ways of thinking here in Belgium; I think less so in UK as it's not so philosophy and literature based. But everyone drinks in whatever philosophy TV is shaped by, for example. I would imagine that you're up to date enough with popular culture to not need to read books about it so much. Me, I'm a book person and struggle to keep up with culture in 'real life'. What d'you reckon?

thebluefish said...

To be fair, I'm a hypocrite... for all the scorn, I read the books! And my shelves are sagging under the weight of them....

Double listening is key... Wise Man that Stott!