From the December, 2004 issue of Touchstone
The Holiness of Unknowing by Thomas S. Buchanan

The Holiness of Unknowing

“A wicked and perverse generation seeks after signs.”
—Matthew 16:4

Ours is a generation of information junkies. We have 24-hour-a-day news shows and Internet sites dedicated to keeping us informed with up-to-the-minute details of the world’s events. Through our keyboards, we have countless encyclopedias available at our fingertips to tell us anything we wish to know. In fact, we have a sector of our society dedicated to information technology, which is concerned not with the quality of the information we receive, but with our access to it.

One great assumption of our day is that the accumulation of information is a virtue. We know from Adam a . . .


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