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  1. Jeff Walton
    June 9, 2010 @ 11:44 am

    “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” is wonderfully worded.

    Memo to Hoppe: keep the Charles Wesley stuff coming.

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  2. Ray
    June 12, 2010 @ 8:41 pm

    I am also reading this and recommended it to my class at Gordon-Conwell–not because I believe every word is true but because it is becoming a central part of the current argument of how Christians are to engage culture. Hunter has written previously in incisive fashion about the Christian (evangelical) culture and likely coined the term “culture wars” to describe our times. He has also written on education in an eyeopening book The Death of Culture. While I am about 1/2 way through this recent book and working slowly, I find in each case his critiques to be spot on and insightful but his solutions less so. In that sense, he begins a conversation others finish. His current book is getting a lot of dialogue going in the Christian world and particularly around the use of the tools of the time to influence the world–especially the use of politics and getting Christians elected and Christian agendas advanced through political influence. So far I find his critique to be revealing and accurate but slightly one sided and his analysis of history as undergirding his thesis as a bit selective and distorted (Wilberforce particularly). Nevertheless, this is a book to be read, discussed and thought through–particularly with a few others to give your own reactions balance.

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