103rd out of 113 books — 38 voters
The Right Questions: Truth, Meaning & Public Debate
Provocative, personal, persuasive, an prophetic, this volume is a call to educators and leaders to allow truly free and open public debate within the church.
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by InterVarsity Press
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This book is a thought-provoking blend of countercultural opinions with a personal memoir. Johnson asserts that in order to discover what is right and true, we need to ask difficult questions that are often left unasked. Here are a few of the questions that Johnson proposes that I think are important: Is it wrong to mix science and religion or is such mixing inescapable? Should a college education prepare students to understand the ultimate purpose or meaning for which life should be lived and t...more
The one star is not an accident. I'll hold back on what I think of the author's style... The overarching issue I have with his book is that he seems to want those who are without Christ to live by Christian principles. It's as if he's blaming the world for living in darkness, when, perhaps the issue has more to do with whether or not Christians are living well in the light--an issue he never addresses. He intellectualizes faith, which can't be done. [But, he does it poorly...]