the axe, an ingenious device, and well worthy of those who know not what a gentleman is; you frighten me not, executioner's axe," added he, touching it with the cane which he held in his hand, "and I strike you now, waiting patiently and Christianly
for you to return the blow."
Fashioning our life as a church includes finding ways to 'disagree Christianly
"Evangelical churches and colleges have failed to educate people on how to think Christianly
about their role as citizens," wrote John Fea, a professor of American history at Messiah College in Pennsylvania.
Baptism, in this view, is the only legitimate passage from the world to the church, that which makes the world Christianly
And while arguments about the value and impact of technology integration can be made across the spectrum, for those striving to teach Christianly
in higher education, or even articulate a distinctively Christian approach to tertiary education, we need to recognize the competing worldviews of both poles.
Theologian, Kevin Vanhoozer (2014) is convinced that Lewis offers a persuasive case regarding imagination as a vital ingredient in doing theology, thinking "Christianly
" and living wisely.
The events that precede this scene and, particularly, Elizabeth's stance towards the fact that her daughter was renting an apartment in an area where the presence of Muslims was dominant, make it quite natural that she would act in such a way: When, for example, she had called her brother to inform him about the outcome of her investigations, her phrase "This place is crawling with Muslims" shows obvious frustration and denial to accept the presence of the "other" in her own Christianly
defined perception of reality.
(54) The whole prayer reads: "O merciful Lord, and heavenly Father, by whose gracious gift mankind is increased: We beseech thee, assist with thy blessing these two persons, that they may both be fruitful in procreation of children, and also live together so long in godly love and honesty, that they may see their children Christianly
and virtuously brought up, to thy praise and honour; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
This increasingly influential model/summary of a Christian worldview (e.g., Bartholomew & Goheen, 2004; Van-boozer, 2005) provides a helpful framework for understanding humanity Christianly
, for criticizing secular approaches, for anchoring Christian psychology and counseling models in a narrative context, and for revealing the rich resources relevant to psychological wellbeing (Creation), psychopathology (Fall), psychotherapy (Redemption), and the future (Consummation).
WALSH, S., Kierkegaard: Thinking Christianly
in an Existential Mode, New York: Oxford, 2009.