17 Mar


It is en vogue to be open-minded, to believe in nothing, to never arrive in an intellectual or philosophical journey.  The academy is filled with such people.  I like what Os Guinness has said about that, “The tragedy of our modern world is that a lot of people talk about journey.  But they have no intention of ever concluding.  So the search for meaning has ended up by making searching into a meaning and it is obscene to ever talk of arriving.  So that an awful lot of people in academia go around with ever open mouths and very open minds, but never ever shut them.”  In essence, such people refuse to be identified.  They relish the idea that they belong to no label.  Or so they think.  But an identity brings a sense of grounding for which there is no substitute.  It’s part of human nature to ‘belong’ to…

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