Why Read the Pagans?

Colorado Rockies might lose tonight, since they’re down 13-1 in the fifth. Oh well. On Tuesday night I participated in a teleconference interview about how to teach great literature to kids. In it I emphasized the seven great questions that teach kids how to think and that make teaching both more effective and easier. Next week, we’ll be conducting the third of four such interviews. Maurice Velazquez and Steve Elliott of the Pluto and Plato radio show conduct the interviews.

Next week’s topic is “Why should Christians read the pagan authors.” If you’re interested in participating, click here for some more information and to sign up.

So what will I say? Of course, I’ll be talking for about 60 minutes so I can only write about 1/30 of what I’ll say then, but here are some hints:

Christians should read the pagan authors because their writings were more Christian than most Christian writings are now days.
The Bible tells us to read pagan authors.
Biblical authors read pagan authors.
Church fathers read pagan authors.
So did all the great reformers.
So have all great theologians since then.
The pagan authors wrote some really good books.
If we read the pagan authors we won’t be able to believe that Harry Potter is one of the greatest stories ever written.

Our last discussion had callers from as far away as Australia. I hope you can join on October 30 and/or November 6 at 8:00 eastern.

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