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  • theologiaviatorum - @theologiaviatorum 27 minutes ago
  • Read through this dandy with my interns once again. #YouAreWhatYouLove is a simplified version of #JamesKASmith's book "Desiring the Kingdom" (the first in his Cultural Liturgies trilogy). His thesis is straightforward but challenging: every pedagogy, i.e. program of education, assumes an anthropology, i.e. an idea of what sort of thing Man is. If he is primarily a thinking thing, if he is what he thinks/believes then in order to change the person you need only to change his convictions. As a result, education will focus primarily on information dissemination which gets one "thinking straight." But what if we are not primarily thinking things? Smith contends that we are not. What if we are chiefly loving things? Then we are not what we think but we are what we love. And because love is a #habit and #habits are formed through practice then love takes practice. This means that one may not become honest, patient, forgiving, or generous merely because he believes that he ought to be. He will become those things if he practices them. What practices, then, will make us into #Christians? Well, many churches today take their worship cues from concerts or coffee shops, not from #Christian #tradition. Smith agrees with #RobertWebber, something of a mentor to Smith, that "The future of the Church is ancient." The best of us, the saints, share a common tradition of Christian #ritual. If those practices are the ones which are habitations of the Spirit then those are the practices we need. Smith urges us to recapture the saint making practices which have been passed down from generation to generation. I recommend this work heartily as often as I can.
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#Books #ILoveBooks #BookLoversofInstagram #Bookstagram #Virtue #Virtues #Theology #Christianity #Liturgy #Culture #Philosophy #Love #TheologiaViatorum Read through this dandy with my interns once again. #youarewhatyoulove is a simplified version of #jameskasmith's book "Desiring the Kingdom" (the first in his Cultural Liturgies trilogy). His thesis is straightforward but challenging: every pedagogy, i.e. program of education, assumes an anthropology, i.e. an idea of what sort of thing Man is. If he is primarily a thinking thing, if he is what he thinks/believes then in order to change the person you need only to change his convictions. As a result, education will focus primarily on information dissemination which gets one "thinking straight." But what if we are not primarily thinking things? Smith contends that we are not. What if we are chiefly loving things? Then we are not what we think but we are what we love. And because love is a #habit and #habits are formed through practice then love takes practice. This means that one may not become honest, patient, forgiving, or generous merely because he believes that he ought to be. He will become those things if he practices them. What practices, then, will make us into #christians? Well, many churches today take their worship cues from concerts or coffee shops, not from #christian #tradition. Smith agrees with #robertwebber, something of a mentor to Smith, that "The future of the Church is ancient." The best of us, the saints, share a common tradition of Christian #ritual. If those practices are the ones which are habitations of the Spirit then those are the practices we need. Smith urges us to recapture the saint making practices which have been passed down from generation to generation. I recommend this work heartily as often as I can. _____________ #books #ilovebooks #bookloversofinstagram #bookstagram #virtue #virtues #theology #christianity #liturgy #culture #philosophy #love #theologiaviatorum
  • Read through this dandy with my interns once again. #youarewhatyoulove is a simplified version of #jameskasmith's book "Desiring the Kingdom" (the first in his Cultural Liturgies trilogy). His thesis is straightforward but challenging: every pedagogy, i.e. program of education, assumes an anthropology, i.e. an idea of what sort of thing Man is. If he is primarily a thinking thing, if he is what he thinks/believes then in order to change the person you need only to change his convictions. As a result, education will focus primarily on information dissemination which gets one "thinking straight." But what if we are not primarily thinking things? Smith contends that we are not. What if we are chiefly loving things? Then we are not what we think but we are what we love. And because love is a #habit and #habits are formed through practice then love takes practice. This means that one may not become honest, patient, forgiving, or generous merely because he believes that he ought to be. He will become those things if he practices them. What practices, then, will make us into #christians? Well, many churches today take their worship cues from concerts or coffee shops, not from #christian #tradition. Smith agrees with #robertwebber, something of a mentor to Smith, that "The future of the Church is ancient." The best of us, the saints, share a common tradition of Christian #ritual. If those practices are the ones which are habitations of the Spirit then those are the practices we need. Smith urges us to recapture the saint making practices which have been passed down from generation to generation. I recommend this work heartily as often as I can. _____________ #books #ilovebooks #bookloversofinstagram #bookstagram #virtue #virtues #theology #christianity #liturgy #culture #philosophy #love #theologiaviatorum
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