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by Johnathan Pritchett - Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 05:19 PM
 
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Why Read Great Books?

"When I was your age, television was called books" said the grandpa to his grandson in the 1987 movie The Princess Bride. Now that (American) football season has come to its inevitable conclusion for several months, it is time once again to switch off the TV, and get back to the books. 

As contemporary culture becomes increasingly post-literate (because scanning Tweets and Facebook status updates is not really reading), it becomes increasingly more and more important for those who are called to ministry in one form or another to once again read, engage, analyze, and critique the foundation of ideas that have greatly impacted Western culture, and do so from a Biblical perspective. 

Plus, literate and educated people in Christendom should desire to know, understand. and engage with the root of ideas (true or false), and not simply conform or clash with the McNuggets of popular culture in empty and ineffective ways. As Ecclesiastes 1:9 says, "What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun." 

All truth is God's truth, that truth must center around the truth that King Jesus is Lord of all, and all ideas must conform to that truth or be countered and defeated by the servants of our Glorious King. 

Speak to an adviser today about engaging in the Great Books. After all, if you haven't read these books, you have no time for reruns.