Are There Any Absolutes?—part 1
I am deeply indebted to the work of Francis Schaffer for opening to me a very clear basic understanding of how philosophical thought has shaped the thinking of modern and postmodern Christians. After reading his Escape from Reason and The God Who is There as well as other of his great works, it became clear to me how many Christian musicians came to believe that there are no absolutes in music.
For centuries philosophers believed that it was possible for all thought to come under a unified filed of knowledge. They often fought bitterly over just what that unified field of knowledge included. Although philosophers did not agree on the content of that unified knowledge, they did agree that philosophical endeavor could and should bring about a philosophy of hope to the world.
Thought for the Day
If a Christian musician’s music is to be Christocentric, it must be congruent with God’s Word and Bible principles of musicing.