Thursday, March 13, 2008

A Brave New World of Blogging...

There is a cruel wind blowing through our generation. Some of us feel it, and if the rest of us don’t, perhaps it is because we lack the perspective to see what is going on. But here is the truth. We have forgotten where we sit in the unfolding of history.

Our generation will stop at nothing in the vain pursuit of self-promotion and self-expression. Our attitude towards the past can be summed up by Calvin’s conviction that, “up till now, all history has been moving toward its culmination… namely, the emergence of myself onto the scene.” (I’m referring to Calvin & Hobbs, mind you, not the Reformer.)

Past generations recognized the importance of building upon the work and experiences of those who have come before us, and they applied this truth to incredible results. Isaac Newton confessed that “if I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” We, however, have forgotten our proper place as humble dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants.
So, why another blog in this culture of egocentric self-indulgence?

The mission of “Standing on Shoulders” is to band together in order to enlighten each other (and all whom the Lord might bring our way) concerning the power of God’s providential oversight of history. Doing so will help us to see our own failures and ignorance in light of a great cloud of witnesses who offer up so great a testimony if we would but hear them. In turn, we believe this great cloud of witnesses has much to offer as we seek to interpret and speak to the culture in which we live today.

Joseph A. Gould
Adam Winters
Adam B. Embry
Jason Adkins
Matthew Crawford


  1. Anonymous8:54 AM

    the link at the top doesn't work. (feel free to delete this)

  2. Well, on SOME of them, maybe. :-)

    Yep, I took that pic when I was in England. Thanks!

  3. I didn't listen to Irvin's response, cause they didn't play his response on tv but I read that he basically said that it was a sin just not illegal.

  4. Anonymous11:12 PM

    Hey, if you have a few free minutes sometime, would you mind writing a short review of, or your thoughts on, Expelled? I'd love to post it on my blog to promote the movie as much as possible, and of course, I'd like to your blog. There are so many liberal documentaries and so much liberal thought pushing out there these days, I really hope this creates a stir. My email is smount24(at)gmail(dot)com. If you are too busy, no problem.

  5. Anonymous11:13 PM

    link to your blog, not like to your blog.