Throw Books at Em

TGC put forward an article by Patrick Miller ‘I Lost my Mom to Facebook’ and it was for all intents and purposes fine. I’m not looking to critique but merely to flog a dead horse some more. Pastors do the hard work of making your church a reading church. Couple of things on the frontContinue reading “Throw Books at Em”

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”

“Enemy Action”

Introduction  “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.” as Ian Flemming once wrote. And if not enemy action then at least something like a trend appears to be forming. At least from the view provided by my place in the cheap seats. Between NBC, Doctrine and Devotion, Theocast, and now CostiContinue reading ““Enemy Action””

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”

Tied Together

Introduction At the time of their writing I did not consider how connected the subject of women in ministry and killing Children’s Church was. But once you see it, everything becomes kind of obvious. Both are a cancer on the western church and they work together to weaken the entire body. The question of womenContinue reading “Tied Together”

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”

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?”

Comedy Before the Seat of Scoffers

Introduction  And just when I thought I had nothing to post Brian Mattson rushed to my aid with an interesting third part in his, “unplanned series on Christian conduct in the public square.” Which means I will do a second piece in so many weeks on Christians and comedy. First things first here are theContinue reading “Comedy Before the Seat of Scoffers”

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?”