Men’s Ministry

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Trinity’s Men’s Ministry encourages men to “be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong” (1 Cor. 16:13).

In addition to spontaneous events, the men meet each month on a Tuesday or Friday evening for Bible, Book, & BBQ (Triple B). This summer we are reading a Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death.

 

 

From Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death:

What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny “failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.” In 1984, Orwell added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we desire will ruin us.

This book is about the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.

Books we’ve read previously…

  • Manetsch | Calvin’s Company of Pastors
  • Bonhoeffer | Life Together (chapter 1)
  • Kuyper | Lectures on Calvinism
  • Lloyd-Jones | Authority
  • Wilson | Father Hunger: Why God Calls Men to Love and Lead Their Families
  • Owen | Temptation: Resisted & Repulsed
  • Piper | Five Points
  • Trewhella | The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates
  • Bunyan | The Pilgrim’s Progress
  • Wilson | How to Exasperate Your Wife
  • Anderson | Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom
  • Lewis | The Screwtape Letters
  • Augustine | Confessions
  • Blamires | The Christian Mind: How Should A Christian Think?

Books we hope to read…

  • Baxter | The Reformed Pastor
  • Calvin | The Institutes of the Christian Religion
  • Jones | Knowing Christ
  • Machen | Christianity and Liberalism
  • Murray | Revival & Revivalism
  • Ryle | Holiness
  • Stickelberger | Calvin: A Life
  • Wilson | Persuasions: A Dream of Reason Meeting Unbelief
  • Workman | Persecution in the Early Church