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”

Dat was Da Wabbit

Introduction Allow me to illustrate our current Evangelical moment though the metaphor of Elmer Fudd. Either side of the conservative or progressive debate is much like the titular character in his Viking garb from What’s Opera Dock. Furiously hunting the rabbit yet completely failing to recognize him every time he is directly in front ofContinue reading “Dat was Da Wabbit”

I Need to Listen to Sam More

It was a dark and clear night. Caleb and revived the fire to a proper blaze, and we all sat back with our double scotches satisfied from the feast we had just consumed. And once again Sam, in his slow, teacherly way pointed out what a rare thing it is that we have with ourContinue reading “I Need to Listen to Sam More”

Older, Restless, and Reformed

A few weeks back I was going through my library culling books whose usefulness had expired. Their shelf life was short simply because they were back from the heady days where evangelicalism was grappling with the Emerging/Emergent Church. And as I was doing this it hit me. I kind of miss those days of theContinue reading “Older, Restless, and Reformed”