How David Brooks Meandered Toward God

"The New York Times columnist hasn’t become a Christian of the 'Protestant evangelical variety,' but his latest book offers a fine example of spiritual autobiography." - Christianity Today

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WallyMorris's picture

Haven't read the book, probably won't for quite awhile - But, based on the article's vagueness, if even Christianity Today admits Brooks' faith is not of "the Protestant Evangelical variety", then what variety IS it? Moving "toward God" is not the same as getting saved. The article admits that Brooks doesn't talk much, if at all, about the church. So this might be another example of our modern personal spirituality apart from Biblical teaching.

Wally Morris

Charity Baptist Church

Huntington, IN

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Aaron Blumer's picture

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I'm sure it's something more on the order of virtue-focused theism. Kind of like many/most of the men who founded our nation.

It's fashionable these days to despise "cultural Christianity" as though it had no value, but this would not be the case if more people had either (a) better informed imagination of a what society completely free of cultural Christianity would be like or (b) some experience living in such a society. So... to get to a point, I'm always happy to see someone move toward a stronger theism and a morely deeply rooted sense of where morals come from.

Brooks is an interesting guy. Right now my reading list is so backlogged, I think I'm not even going to officially put him on it, but I do think I'd find it interesting. The fact that it's available in audio improves the chances.

David R. Brumbelow's picture

“It's fashionable these days to despise "cultural Christianity" as though it had no value, but this would not be the case if more people had either (a) better informed imagination of a what society completely free of cultural Christianity would be like or (b) some experience living in such a society. So... to get to a point, I'm always happy to see someone move toward a stronger theism and a more deeply rooted sense of where morals come from.”  -Aaron Blumer

Good statement.  I strongly agree. 

David R. Brumbelow