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Wes Craven Had To Walk Away From Everything He Grew Up With

Wes Craven Had To Walk Away From Everything He Grew Up With

Wheaton College’s most famous alum, horror director Wes Craven, has long been the poster boy for reactivity and rebellion visa vi fundamentalist abuses of the Law. In other words, baggage with a capital B. Well, Wes is back in the limelight this week with the release of Scream 4 and as per usual, he himself proves more compelling than his films. Hard not to feel for the guy. And his comment about Protestantism being relatively ignored in Hollywood – the experience of Protestantism, for better or worse, as opposed to the caricature of it – is undeniably astute. In an…

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The Theology of Suffering Part II: Heart Over Mind

The Theology of Suffering Part II: Heart Over Mind

The second installment in our series on suffering. For part one, go here.

According to Ashley Null, the wonderful scholar of the English Reformation, Thomas Cranmer said something close to the following: “What the heart desires, the will chooses, and the mind justifies.” And according to the Prophet Jeremiah “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately corrupt; who can understand it?” (Jer 17:9 RSV). This is the doctrine of the bound will, and it is at the heart of the Reformation. If it is true (and we confess that it is), then arguments that appeal to the mind are,…

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