All tagged TS Eliot

Sluggish Imaginations

The task of our day, much like C.S. Lewis proposed in The Abolition of Man, is a recovery of the imagination. Modern culture has indoctrinated us from our earliest years that the world is a powerful and pointless machine that cannot be stopped. All too often we do not have the imaginative powers to overcome this lie. But the first step to overcoming all evils is to see the evil for what it is. Perhaps Christians will begin to heed the warnings of the likes of Eliot, Percy, and Lewis and question whether they have succumb to the numbness of Modernity and their imaginations too are sluggish.

We Should First Ask: "Which State"

In almost all modern discussions of the relationship between church and state the current political (statist) structure is assumed. This means that we must figure out how a church can relate to the existing structure of the state. What is hardly ever brought up in these discussions of the relationship of church and state is whether the state as we currently have is should be changed at its core.