The Western Evangelical Reformed church has been wringing its hands for some time now over the problem it has with men. And that introductory sentence can cut both ways. One way is that a good part of the church seems to think that it has a problem because men are masculine and toxic. The otherContinue reading “But Nothing to Offer”
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Why Men Hate Going to Church
Introduction David Murrow popped up on my radar again and since he put out a new edition of Why Men Hate Going to Church I found a copy and went down the Youtube hole catching up. I haven’t paid too much attention to him since I first read his book back in the Mars HillContinue reading “Why Men Hate Going to Church”
A Neutered Pulpit
Editors Note: I don’t want to call this a trigger warning but there are a couple of instances of Luther-esque crude derision. So if you, dear reader, of of the sort that is sensitive perhaps this post is not for you. Introduction Lately I have been having to beef up on the arguments for theContinue reading “A Neutered Pulpit”
Tying up some Loose Ends
As an addendum to what I have previously written here are two more things to consider when rendering judgement on the scenario around Matt Chandler and his leave of absence. First for those who are holding their breath for fresh revelations and new recriminations a word in season from my teacher to consider. Presented withoutContinue reading “Tying up some Loose Ends”
Flawless Church Discipline?
Introduction Hot takes are not our thing here so with a few weeks having gone by with no new revelations I think it is acceptable to sit down and watch some game film and admit to ourselves that Matt Chandler was just railroaded and the perp got away with it. A Three Ring Circus AtContinue reading “Flawless Church Discipline?”
Find out Her Name?
Introduction It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good theology, must be in want of a wife. And for some time now the standard understanding of why they were not getting married was that the young men were the problem. This was Mark Driscoll’s bread and butter teaching.Continue reading “Find out Her Name?”
Your World as I See It: Never Had a Friend
As Solomon says everything comes around again, and like clockwork comes a thread a Twitter thread that makes its way before my eyes via Not the Bee. The topic is one of my old hobby horses to flog, that men and women can not and should not be friends. Had I a beleaguered manservant IContinue reading “Your World as I See It: Never Had a Friend”
Mark Driscoll 2.0?
Introduction And so it was that Jordan Peterson said the thing that the reformed movement was trying to avoid, and lo, they pretty much pretended he was a right wing nut job. And it might be much to their peril. Three things have come together times rather closely together and Peterson was the emulsifier forContinue reading “Mark Driscoll 2.0?”
Masks and Modesty
Introduction There is a certain kind of woman that has made my upcoming conclusion like unto shooting fish in a barrel. She professes Christ, dresses in a such a provocative manner that might get him to tell her, “Get behind me Satan.” and is N-95 masked up to the nines out of love for herContinue reading “Masks and Modesty”
Some Random Thoughts on Mars Hill
Introduction Since Mike Cosper has seen no reason to cease flogging the Mars Hill horse. I suppose there is no reason for me to not follow suit, mostly for my own amusement. Therefore, in no particular order… One: Is it possible that Driscoll and his critics were/are speaking past each other due to word choice?Continue reading “Some Random Thoughts on Mars Hill”