Category Archives: David Wells

David Wells: “God in the Wasteland”: Love for God or love for the world? Why we need to pray for revival in the church.

“When the church abandons the biblical worldview, when it fails to confront its culture with this worldview in a cogent fashion, it has lost its nerve, its soul, and its raison d’etre. It becomes like an English teacher who goes … Continue reading

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David Wells: “God in the Wasteland”: Is God holy or loving, or both? And where is the emphasis in the Church you are part of?

“Today there is resistance to the tenet that has been most characteristic of Protestant thought since the earliest days of the Reformation – namely, that holiness fundamentally defines the character of God and that love is not an alternative to … Continue reading

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David Wells: “God in the Wasteland”: The abandonment of truth in modernity and the necessity for the Bible to be central in a church.

“It is a terrible thing, Solzhenitsyn said, to live in society where there is no law; it is also a terrible thing to live in a society where there are only lawyers. Of course our current plight cannot be attributed … Continue reading

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David Wells: “God in the Wasteland”: The consumer as King (self-idolatry) or God as King?

Augustine wrote that “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”  Pascal similarly wrote of a God shaped hole in humans: “There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of … Continue reading

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David Wells “Losing our Virtue”: What does the Church need today?

Confidence in the Gospel as revealed in the Bible!  To conclude these series of posts on David Well’s book, “Losing our Virtue”, this is what David Wells believes the Church needs today. “The most urgent need in the Church today, … Continue reading

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David Wells “Losing our Virtue”: Moral contradictions in life

Human beings are subject to a dis-ease because we know through our conscience that there is an underlying morality in life but, for many, they don’t know where this comes from, and they are unable to live by it.  This … Continue reading

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David Wells “Losing our virtue”: The amorality of modernity and naturalism.

Modernity and naturalism are deficient in the two areas of morality and meaning.  David Wells shows the deficiency of morality by comparing the usage and meaning of the words evil and sin. “When our culture has to reach for a … Continue reading

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David Wells “Losing our Virtue”: The Trojan horse of post-modernism.

It is fair to say that David Wells book Losing our Virtue is not an easy read, but it is definitely worthwhile.  However some of the conclusions that he reaches are not difficult to understand.  He discusses how the New … Continue reading

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David Wells “Losing our virtue”: the self as sinful or psychological?

In “Losing our Virtue” David Wells discusses a study of Sermons based on the parable of the prodigal son.  This is a classic parable for highlighting how a person can be reconciled to God when they repent of their sin, … Continue reading

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David Wells “Losing our virtue”: A plea for Biblical Christianity in the face of modernity

I heard David Wells speak at EMA in 2011 and he was one of the most helpful speakers then.  I have recently read two books by him, “God in the Wasteland” and “Losing Our Virtue”, both of which are to do … Continue reading

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