Tuesday, February 08, 2005


Dennis Prager Saves the Day

Jim at Stones Cry Out has a post today singing the praises of Dennis Prager's recent series of columns at Townhall.com on role Judeo-Christian values have played in maintaining and advancing civilization.

Dennis speaks of the battle that is currently going on between worldviews and argues that the Judeo-Christian worldview is the only one that offers and serious hope.
There is an epic battle taking place in the world over what value system humanity will embrace. There are essentially three competitors: European secularism, American Judeo-Christianity and Islam.

As Jim says, these columns are well worth your time. The link above takes you to the first column in the series, check the archives to find the others.

I am going to go out on a limb here and state that I think Dennis Prager may be one of the best hopes for the church today. Dennis is a devoted and passionate Jew, understanding of our conviction that Jesus is the Messiah, but he utterly rejects it. Nonetheless, he is very influential among Christians out here in California, and increasingly across the country as his radio audience grows.

Why do I think this? Simple -- Dennis has almost single-handedly restored a discussion of ethics and values to the Christian conversation. In my lifetime, the church has become a larger and larger umbrella; we have stretched to the point of abandonment our values and ethics, and more lately our theology is getting pretty spongy. Almost anything goes anymore.

Dennis has reminded many of us of our roots in a system of values. He has replaced values and ethics on the pedestal with theology and faith. I cannot recommend Dennis' radio program and writing and speeches enough. I also cannot adequately convey my thanks to him for the influence he has had on my thinking.


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