Of Pharisees and Dissected Frogs

Over the past few years, really since the election of one Orange Man, it has been a pretty common refrain that late night comedy is simply not funny. Technically, jokes are made, an audience laughs on cue, but it’s joyless. The jokes hit the right pattern of a joke, the delivery is perfectly timed andContinue reading “Of Pharisees and Dissected Frogs”

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?”

The Stories He Keeps Telling: Keller Edition

Editors Note: Well it looks like we aren’t lucky enough for Old Man Cosper to throw in the towel so we can be done with this series. If you need to catch up click on the tag that says The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill and the previous posts will pop up. So whereContinue reading “The Stories He Keeps Telling: Keller Edition”

Obnoxious Not Oppressed

Introduction It is a dark day indeed when I find myself condemning something along with the representative from Minnesota Ilhan Omar. And yet here we are. I am resolved to spill some ink on the topic of the video taken of a group of Christians on a flight that began singing praise songs at 30,000Continue reading “Obnoxious Not Oppressed”

Elite Status

This is going to be something of an informal introduction to a larger forthcoming article.  I look forward immensely to Samuel D. James’ upcoming book. I have read him for years and read everything he has written that wasn’t behind a pay wall. He is supremely edifying, even on the rare occasion when he hasContinue reading “Elite Status”

What Happened to Charity

Introduction There are several themes that have become apparent on this blog. And, at least to me, it has been interesting watching them develop. But one that has been more recent is my growing frustration with how the current generation, and below, dishonors the previous generation of Reformed leaders. And I mean specifically in ourContinue reading “What Happened to Charity”

For Your Consideration

A common argument is made that churches should do things with excellence, it is usually assumed to the glory of God but somehow that part keeps getting left out. What usually follows this statement is an explanation as to why the lighting should be programmed rather than just turned on, that a new and betterContinue reading “For Your Consideration”

Gullible is not a Good Look

Introduction I am trying to be charitable, so I do not intend to throw around words like lazy, or cowardly. But is it just me or are a lot of pastors gullible? The ongoing issue at hand is the “deconstructors.” as I just said this is an ongoing issue, so obviously growing that The GospelContinue reading “Gullible is not a Good Look”

The Stories He Told

This is the final installment of this series. The previous posts can be found here, here, here, here, and here. Introduction I am still digesting the final episode of Mike Cosper’s Rise and Fall of Mars Hill. But am pretty sure my conclusion will not change too much after further pondering. The finale was, inContinue reading “The Stories He Told”