A Weapon of War

Introduction I was speaking recently with a friend over the course of a long day of driving and he made the observation that Christians are more interested in issues that loom large in the cultural eye but Biblically are small. The Bible does speak definitively about homosexuality, woman as ministers, social justice, etc. but it’sContinue reading “A Weapon of War”

Idols of Hatred

When considering the inexorable law of becoming like what you worship, an interesting scenic route would be to ponder the worship of a thing that is hated by person who worships it. At first there seems to be a contradiction, but that is no difficulty to overcome by modern man. “Your man has been accustomed,Continue reading “Idols of Hatred”

Theology is too Hard

Introduction “Is it possible to be astonished and, at the same time, not surprised?” – Josiah Bartlett, Here Today (The West Wing) I find that to be an apt way to react to most evangelicals profession of faith and simultaneously complete and total lack of interest in theology. Sure some have a few pop theologyContinue reading “Theology is too Hard”

In the Heavenly Laboratory

Editors Note: This one has been fighting me and still feels a bit helter skelter, grace is appreciated. And hopefully the length will make up for the late publication. Introduction The other night a Papist friend, in the course of describing the premise to a novel, mentioned what he saw as a prophetic vision ofContinue reading “In the Heavenly Laboratory”

Prohibition and Christianity

Introduction If one were to trot over to the Un-Asked Questions page of this blog they would find a list of what I personally am reading currently. At the moment there resides on that list an older book by the great John Erskine: Prohibition and Christianity. I’m not too far in but already the bookContinue reading “Prohibition and Christianity”

Modesty, or the Rule of Propriety

Introduction Part of the problem with words is they do not always stay where you last put them. Their meanings alter over time. Usually for the worst. They they become muddled by being turned to be synonymous with things they should not be. In the introduction of Mere Christianity, Lewis demonstrates this problem with theContinue reading “Modesty, or the Rule of Propriety”

The Wolves of Progress

I expect to be challenged by George Yancey’s forthcoming book One Faith No Longer: The Transformation of Christianity in Red and Blue America but perhaps not by the conclusions drawn by the work. Rather I expect my struggle will be over how to respond to the people I know that fall into the camp oppositeContinue reading “The Wolves of Progress”

Forgive or be Food

“The real test is this. Suppose one reads a story of filthy atrocities in the paper. Then suppose that something turns up suggesting that the story might not be quite true, or not quite so bad as it was made out. Is one’s first feeling, ‘Thank God, even they aren’t quite so bad as that,’Continue reading “Forgive or be Food”

“Women are Dangerous”

“Women should feel like they are dangerous. Of course they are dangerous. And the most dangerous are those who don’t understand what the danger is.” – Douglas Wilson, response to letters on his blog Far be it from me to take issue with Doug Wilson. However, I will risk a nit to pick. The aboveContinue reading ““Women are Dangerous””

Clubbableness

Introduction I don’t remember where he pulled it from but I was taught by John Bryson many years ago about the three types of friendship that bless and encourage a mans life: the Needy Protégé, the Side by Side Friend, and the Admiring Mentor. I have/do have those relationships in my life and they indeedContinue reading “Clubbableness”