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This site is devoted to theological and philosophical investigations of the spiritual meanings of life, current events, music, spiritual growth, nature, and learning to be attuned to listening to the 'language of God.' The name of this blog comes from one of Jonathan Edwards's journals which he called 'Shadows of Divine Things,' and later renamed 'Images of Divine Things.' As a Christian I am continously on a spiritual journey to grow more into the image of Christ, to understand what it means to be crucified with Christ. To seek the truths of the Christian Faith is of upmost importance, and to know that any truths that are found outside of Christianity are present there because they ultimately point to God. I have an M.A. in theology and apologetics and I completed one year of graduate studies in Philosophy at Marquette University.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

The Gospel is at Work

"God has true believers in every professing church. Whenever there are genuine signs of faith and repentence, we must presume that the gospel is at work."

- E. J. Carnell

2 Comments:

Blogger David Wilkerson said...

Hey Todd. It's been a while.
Your post reminded me of Carnell's depression and likely suicide. He was an important but mostly forgotten (because of the suicide?) character in the transformation of fundamentalism to (neo)evangelicalism.

Gary Dorrien's history of evangelicalism gives him a large place with his life serving as a metaphor for evangelicalism as I recall. All of Dorrien's books are insightful histories, but I remember this one being particularly good. I felt like I had experienced every episode of the history in my own journey.

3:15 PM, June 13, 2006  
Blogger T.B. Vick said...

I did not know that E.J. Carnell suffered from depression and then ultimately killed himself.

I prefer the neoevangelical (but what I would consider more ecumenical than neoevangelical) Carnell over his earlier fundamentalist writings.

Thanks for the feedback/comments here.

4:42 PM, June 17, 2006  

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