Clarifying the Melting Pot

Introduction One of the particulars of Protestantism that Eastern Orthodox and Papists can not wrap their heads around is our ability to be sectarian. They claim to be unified in all things, even though after a little letting your fingers do the walking for you that it becomes apparent that they manifestly are not. ForContinue reading “Clarifying the Melting Pot”

Warning Shots Across the Bow

It should be borne in mind that I do not have my finger on the pulse of reformed evangelicalism as I used to. However, with my causal glance I can deduce that things are afoot and they are not exactly the smooth sailing that was expected after all of the problematic young restless and reformedContinue reading “Warning Shots Across the Bow”

Your World as I See it: Recover the Joy of Being Reformed

Editors Note: This is this is a continuation of a series within the impromptus section. I call it, Your World as I See it by Astor Clement. Similar to Doug Wilsons No Quarter November, I will, under the pseudonym, be offering my unvarnished opinions at will. As to that nome de plume, if you areContinue reading “Your World as I See it: Recover the Joy of Being Reformed”

A Melancholy Move

I knew the day would come. And it has. I have moved Mark Driscoll and Matt Chandler to the out of reach shelf on my library. By that I mean their books. Part of my personal library are two nine foot shelves, immediately behind my desk where I keep all of my most used bookContinue reading “A Melancholy Move”

Weasel Words and Wilson Wannabe’s

It is no secret in my circle of friends that I have a low opinion of Toby Sumpter. So imagine my surprise when, a few months back, CrossPolitic said Baptist theology causes transgenderism and I learned after an assumption that not only did Sumpter not say that but he wasn’t even on the show atContinue reading “Weasel Words and Wilson Wannabe’s”

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”

If We Would Build from the Ashes

Editors Note: This is Part Two of a duo set of articles on the problem with Children’s Church, why we should burn it down, and what we should do instead. Part One where I argue to burn it to ashes can be read here. Introduction  It continues to mystify me when the forth commandment becameContinue reading “If We Would Build from the Ashes”

The Stories He Keeps Telling, Listen to this Instead

Ok, I was planning to just let this series trail off and die the kind of slow and panful death that the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast should have died long ago. Three things happened to cause me to put up this very brief installment. 1. Cosper pinky promised that there is onlyContinue reading “The Stories He Keeps Telling, Listen to this Instead”

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?”