Dr. Al Mohler recently gave the fourth annual Gaffin Lecture at Westminster Theological Seminary, and I must say that it was absolutely brilliant. Picking up a quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes, “I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for simplicity on the other side of complexity,” Dr. Mohler provides a penetrating analysis of Western thought.
While some may have a hard time following his message at points, as he does stroll through the halls post-modernity and neo-orthodoxy, as well as modernism, highlighting not only the key thinkers, but their ideas, I suspect that most will still be able to grasp the main points of his lecture.
Trust me when I say this. The last ten minutes are worth the price of admission. His critique of fundamentalism, as well as evangelicalism, is powerful. And for many, the antidote he proscribes will prove very surprising.
Lastly, his critique of Christian liberalism is spot on, which is exactly what you would expect from a modern day Machen.
Difficulty: Moderate to Advanced.
Must Listen Factor: If you are at all inclined towards academia, which is just a nice way of saying that you’re not an intellectual bumpkin, then this is a must listen. Very good message.
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