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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Christian Cruises - What Say You?

Taken from here
This means, too, that God did not create a separation between "secular" and "sacred," as many Christians today often do. Christians were meant to participate alongside non-Christians in every aspect of life. Reformed theology has no place for "Christian cruises" and "Christian media," "Christian books" and "Christian music." There is no "full-time Christian ministry" and "secular work," but vocations or callings for everyone. In creation, too, there is the gift of "common grace." "The rain falls on the just and the unjust alike," Jesus told the disciples. Michael Horton, 1993
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I’m so excited to share this news with you: on January 30, 2012, the White Horse Inn is setting sail on our very first conference at sea! This Caribbean cruise will be unlike anything you have ever experienced and now is your chance to join us for what we’re calling “Conversations for a Modern Reformation.” White Horse Inn, 2011


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11 comments:

Turretinfan said...

Oops! :)

Paul said...

LOL

Technically, the contradiction only goes through if Horton thinks his WHI cruise is a "Christian cruise." Maybe it's a secular cruise?

Reformed Apologist said...

Maybe "Christian Cruise" is a term for cruise ships run strictly by Christians regardless of passenger persuasion. In which case the contradiction also goes away but not the arbitrary assertion that there should be no such entities in the world. :)

Steve said...

Instead of arbitrary assertions like this I’d rather ask how there can be redemptive versions of any creational project or task? Take education. I know what Christians doing education is, but I’ve no idea what Christian education could be. I get the short hand which is trying to get at the former idea, but the way most seem to speak it really does seem like they think Jesus lived and died for more than just his people—he also lived and died for their earthly pursuits and institutions (education and schools, legislation and states, art, medicine, economics, etc.). Strictly speaking, there can only be Christian people. Christian people do all of these things, but how do these tasks become Christian by virtue of them doing them? Does grace leak out our finger tips?

Anonymous said...

Steve, Are you actually saying you don't see how education should be approached from a different perspective by Christians? It's God's history for example Therefore, when we are teaching our children history we teach them of God's providence in time. When teaching math we teach them how it reflects our logical God and so on.

Rhology said...

1) Maybe Horton changed his mind? It was almost 20 years ago.

2) [ignorance]Does this have to do with 2K theology?[/ignorance]

Reformed Apologist said...

It has to do with radical 2K theology.

James Swan said...

Maybe "Christian Cruise" is a term for cruise ships run strictly by Christians regardless of passenger persuasion.

Nah, you got him fair & square.

Reformed Apologist said...

LOL!, James

Anonymous said...

I think perhaps that pointing out this apparent contradiction isn't quite fair and perhaps points to a broader disagreement with the author. While you might not agree with his point, he obviously wasn't saying Christians shouldn't take cruises or that there shouldn't be cruises with Christian topics any more than he was saying that Christians shouldn't write books or that there shouldn't be books with Christian topics.

Reformed Apologist said...

What was his point?