I’ve really benefited from some of the Theopolis stuff, but when Leithart published, “The End of Protestantism,” I was really disappointed by that. Sadly, it’s only gotten worse since then:
This is the article that starts the “conversation” as they’re calling it… It was so hard to get through, but the TL:DR of it is helpfully summarized by the author at the beginning of it:
What follows simply presents a list of topics and propositions relating to psychoanalysis, the Desert Fathers, Zen Buddhism, the self, breathing, silence, the unconscious, discipleship, counseling, and our deep and unsatisfied desire to be like Christ.
I was saved out of the New Age back in May of 2007, and we should not be flirting with any that smells of that evil religion. This syncretism needs to be repented of! To make matters worse, this David Field guy is teaching a class in the near future for the Theopolis Institute… There’s a level of plausible deniability if they were just posting it to discuss, but to allow this man to teach a course? That’s at least endorsement, although Leithart (president of the Theopolis Institute) wrote a glowing response to David Field’s article.
I responded to the article’s posting on Twitter with this, “Ooo ooo, for the next conversation and Theopolis course you should do one on modern Wiccanism and what insights Christians can gain from investigating and practicing it!”