Further Discussion On Daniel
I talked about Daniel this week at Ironman (our men’s morning Bible study) and wanted to use this post as a landing page for further study for the guys that were interested. I hit on the idea of co-illumination and learning to see God’s truth all around us, especially where we’d least expect it. As John Van Sloten put it, “If all truth is Godâ€™s truth, and all beauty is Godâ€™s beauty, then certainly all great guitar riffs are Godâ€™s great guitar riffs, and all great scientific truths are Godâ€™s truths. All truth in all of creation, including humanly created culture, is Godâ€™s truth.â€ So where do you see God’s truth? If you are interested in studying more on this topic I would recommend the following:
- Listen to this song and consider this question: what is true in music? Is it lyrics only or is there something beyond that?
- Check out Brett McCracken’s book Hipster Christianity for a look at how we approach culture. What movies are okay for a Christian to watch? Where do we draw the line on secular things?
- Listen to this song by Boyce Avenue. How does changing the lyrics to a song change the truth we find in it? Is it more true before or after?
- Check out John Van Sloten’s book The Day Metallica Came to Church for an in depth explanation on the idea of co-illumination.
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