What Made the Early Church Unique, Love Is the Foundation of Knowledge, & Our Predictions About the Internet Are (Probably) Wrong

Summit Life with J.D. Greear | 1/24/2020 | Staff
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Wisdom for Your Weekend is your regular installment of what we’ve been reading (and watching) around the web. Presented to you by Chris Pappalardo, with guidance from Pastor J.D., this is our attempt to reflect Proverbs 9:9: “Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.”

While we do not always agree with everything these authors post, we share these resources because we find them challenging and enriching. As we often say around the Summit, “Eat the fish and spit out the bones.”

Know - NT - Wright - Year - October

Loving to Know, N.T. Wright. Every year, in October, First Things presents the “Erasmus Lecture,” bringing world-renowned speakers to New York to address current issues of theology and culture. Past speakers include Pope Benedict XVI, ERLC president Russell Moore, New York Times writer Ross Douthat, and Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.

This year, First Things invited Bible scholar N.T. Wright, who spoke on an “epistemology of love.” This is an insightful critique of Enlightenment assumptions, most of which are still prominent today—both outside and inside the church. Tolerance doesn’t lead us to truth or freedom. Christian love does.

Article - Adaptation - Lecture - First - Things

If you’d like to read the article adaptation of this lecture, it’s available at the First Things website: “Loving to Know.”

Five Features That Made the Early Church Unique, Tim Keller. Christianity was founded in the midst of a hostile environment,...
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