Permanent Things

The purpose of Permanent Things, which will be published annually and can be accessed mainly online, is to stimulate thought about the meaning of Christianity in a fallen age that rejects divine order, and to show the beauty of the Christian worldview against every alternative.

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In This Issue:

  • David Talcott, associate professor of philosophy at The King’s College in New York City, reflects on the challenges facing today’s youth in the pursuit of maturity. An “ancient script,” Talcott argues, grounds and guides young people where modern solutions fail. Of the essay journal editor Owen Strachan says, “David Talcott’s article fills a vital gap: it not only covers how the younger generation has lost the script to maturity but gives a way forward. That is a valuable service.”
  • Freelance writer and graduate assistant Esther O’Reilly’s contribution profiles British conservative author and journalist Douglas Murray. Strachan notes the piece “walks through the strange sojourn of Douglas Murray, who has emerged as a forceful voice for traditional thought even as Murray stands back from Christianity.”
  • Jason K. Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Spurgeon College in Kansas City, Mo., is interviewed in the issue in a two-part discussion on Winston Churchill. Part one, “Churchill the Man,” covers biographical information about the British statesman while part two, “Churchill’s Accomplishments,” relates episodes in leadership and applicable principles from Churchill’s storied life and career.
  • Geoff Chang, associate professor of church history and curator of the Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, offers reflections on contemporary church-related issues through the lens of the life and ministry of Baptist pastor and preacher, Charles H. Spurgeon. The essay considers the role and responsibilities of pastors to their churches in the context of revival.

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