“Identity and Idolatry: The Image of God and its Inversion” by Richard Lints

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27) Genesis 1:26-27 has served as the locus of most theological anthropologies in the central Christian tradition. However, Richard Lints observes that too rarely have these verses been understood as conceptually interwoven […]

Should Happiness Be an End in Itself?

In Counterfeit Gods, Timothy Keller offers a now-infamous perspective on the insidious ways in which the human heart produces, worships, and becomes enslaved to idols. According to Keller, “the human heart takes good things…and turns them into ultimate things” (xiv). The result? “If we look to some created thing to give us the meaning, hope, […]

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