As many of you know, the annual CiRCE conference was last week and was quite a success. All in attendance enjoyed informative and challenging speakers, delicious food, and gracious hosting by all of the sponsors. All in attendance also experienced a taste of what I would call “book glut.”
The reason for the growth of bureaucracy in American life is a loss of confidence in the spirit of God, al loss of confidence in human dignity, a turning to law from grace. This is a rather obvious historical development that can’t be discussed because we are now a secular nation.
I recently met a young man who has been involved in Christian classical education for a few years. One year his school decided not to attend a summer conference because it would not be cost effective. What happened, though, was that the teachers and leaders felt isolated.
There now seems little doubt that our new healers are offering salvation on strictly secular terms, terms that may bypass moral issues entirely.Here is a great deal to reflect on in a small space. Consider: if we approach our salvation "on strictly secular terms," what is included in that salvation? What is not being considered.
The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Therefore, take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.
Luke 11:34-36As humans we seek enlightenment and illumination. But what prevents it? Ignorance?