Resources: S1E5 "Saving Truth" Chapter 4

Hi Friends,
Below are some of the resources mentioned in the Cover to Cover Podcast covering chapter 4.

Episode 5: Chapter 4

  1. John 8:32; John 8:36

  2. Os Guinness, A Free People’s Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future

  1. “Everybody Worships”, David Foster Wallace. Commencement address at Kenyon College, 2005. https://www.mbird.com/2008/09/more-david-foster-wallace-quotes

  2. Tim Keller, The Reason for God

  1. For a summary of Sam Harris’ views, see Stephen Cave, “There’s No Such Thing as Free Will - But We’re Better Off Believing in It Anyways” The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/06/theres-no-such-thing-as-free-will/480750/
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I found a great example of freedom from and freedom for side by side in the wild, as it were, while flipping through the Westminster Confession for a different reason. Article IX, section IV states:

When God converts a sinner, and translates him into the state of grace, he freeth him from his natural bondage under sin, and by his grace alone enables him freely to will and to do that which is spiritually good; yet so as that, by reason of his remaining corruption, he doth not perfectly, nor only, will that which is good, but doth also will that which is evil.

Emphasis is mine. Copied from https://thewestminsterstandard.org/the-westminster-confession/#Chapter%20IX

This multifaceted description of freedom gave me lots to chew on as I worked my way towards a better understanding of it.

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