The Unfundamental Conversion

I think I should do a series on ways that modernity has infilterated the church or just life. But instead I’ll just write about it when I spontaneously cross paths with it. Today I want to talk about values. According to Canadian historian George Grant, Nietzsche understood modernity more than any other thinker. He understood …
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When I took a graduate course on postmodern philosophy, it did not just make me a better liberal. It also made me a better conservative. In our society, we immediate identify people by their origin. Wherever I go, I am always identified as the outsider because I have a deep Southern accent. Wherever we go, …
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What is Postmodernity?

January 11th, 2014 | Posted by Lana Hope in Culture | History - (5 Comments)
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In this post I will continue our discussion on modernity and postmodernity. The two are often conflated; therefore, before I continue on with Kevin Swanson’s analysis of Descartes in Apostate, I need to first discuss postmodernity. There a three misconceptions about postmodernity that I often see. 1) Postmodernity teaches relativism, 2) Postmodernity is anti-Christian. 3) …
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Why I Am Not a Secular Activist

November 1st, 2013 | Posted by Lana Hope in Culture | History | Politics - (23 Comments)
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Sarah Jones, a social justice activist who identifies as an atheist, wrote a killer awesome post on why she is not a secular activist. A thought jumped out at me after Sarah’s post was crossposted over at Love Joy Feminism. A commenter left this definition of secularlism, arguing that Sarah is, in fact, a secular …
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After I wrote my post yesterday on a personal glimpse of why I fell in love with missions, I realized a lot more needs to be said. In fact, I think we are wanderers in the church. We don’t know where to turn in terms of the globalization of the church. (History departments are looking …
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chain people

My post Duggars are Not Crazy caused quite the stir.  It was mentioned on Freethought Blogs, The American Conservative, and The Dish as well as a few small personal blogs. From the commenting sections both here, there, and over at Homeschoolers Anonymous and No Longer Quivering, I noticed four reactions. 1) OMG I GET LANA. …
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I have a new theory about what the church needs in order survive. I think this post rings true for non-religious people, too, so this is not a theology talk. But I do think that this is crucial for the churches to flourish whereas I think the secular academy will go on regardless. But I …
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"I Have a Dream"

When I left evangelicalism, I got depressed. It was a living nightmare. After I wrote my post on how the Duggars are not crazy, it hit me head on that I actually left a part of me that was extremely meaningful. Also, the homeschool positive series on Homeschoolers Anonymous made me a bit homesick. That …
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Redemption of the Past

September 9th, 2013 | Posted by Lana Hope in History | Philosophy | Religion - (1 Comments)
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Nietzsche theorized that people turn to religion to take revenge on time. People are born, other people control their lives, pain and sadness come. Life sucks. Everyone is sad inside. Christianity redeems the past. Christianity takes revenge on the evil by bringing hope and theoretical healing. Nietzsche had a problem with this. Mostly he had …
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Andrew Robert Baxter Designs The Ground of Alien Technology

Conservative evangelicalism often speaks very ill of postmodernism. In their criticism of postmodernism, conservative do not simply expose the self-defeating arguments in postmodernism or criticize some aspects of it. They actually put down everything to do with postmodernism: the theology, the ideology, and even the arts. I used to believe this was to save the …
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