Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Is 'Getting Things Done' Pelagian?

Michael wants to know what you think.


  1. I don't think he was being serious.

  2. Well I was being half serious. I have read GTD and put some of its stuff into practice. For a day or so.

    But it is all part of an American 'I can do it if I try hard enough' mentality, which ... well, isn't that Pelagian? Does it cultivate a way of living that is really consistent with Christian discipleship? I think it is worth at least having the discussion, without wanting simplistic answers.

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  4. Americans like the self-made man stuff. It's infused in their very souls. It's telling that Packer's old book about the Puritans was called "Among God's Giants" when published in the UK; the American edition is called "A Quest for Godliness" - a subtle but very different take on things. That's just one of many examples.

    Anyway, I think how you do (or how you don't) organise your desk is an issue of personality. How you *feel* about how you organise your desk is an issue of theology.

  5. What would Pelagius do?

    well, pretty much everything!