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?”

Despising Their Congregations

Editors Note: This is the second in an informal series ranging over understanding some nuances of “evangelical elites” big and small. It will also probably tie into the recent SBC controversy next week.  Introduction I realize that the title is a heavy accusation. It might even be clickbait, I’m not sure. Perhaps it would beContinue reading “Despising Their Congregations”

Interpretation Weak

Image Tom’s Doubts #14 I was sent a Twitter thread by my friend and occasional contributor D.W. Syme, that he felt was a good example of the trend of, “Lots of, ”Bible believing” Christians currently being “liberated” from conservative positions because, hey, that was just an interpretation, and we are human after all so maybeContinue reading “Interpretation Weak”

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”

Do we Really Believe in the Kingdom of God?

Am I missing something here? Because I was under the impression that to the increase of Christ’s Kingdom there would be no end and that this wasn’t a big secret. For some time now there has been a growing consternation among Christians about the fact that, not only do we with Christ win in theContinue reading “Do we Really Believe in the Kingdom of God?”

The Canary in a Coal Mine

Let’s give credit where credit is due. Doug Wilson’s tactics may occasionally be obnoxious, but the guy absolutely deserves a gold star for trying things. And he has been perfectly positioned for evangelicalism at large to get a glimpse at what the world really thinks of us, in real time, and what works and doesn’tContinue reading “The Canary in a Coal Mine”

Thanksgiving for a Pastor

Introduction Lately I have been venting my spleen about music ministers*, and while I can’t say it wasn’t fun, It would be healthy to balance my grievances with some gratitude**. As such I would like to take the time to express my deep appreciation for Chris Bennett the pastor of the church I am aContinue reading “Thanksgiving for a Pastor”

Is Mark Driscoll Leading Your Praise Team?*

One of the charges leveled in The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill was that in preaching the now famous/infamous “Who the Hell do You Think You Are!?” sermon out of 2 Peter everything was planned before hand and replicated at each service. A more honest commentator would have readily conceded that this kind ofContinue reading “Is Mark Driscoll Leading Your Praise Team?*”

Not a New Problem

Introduction Doug Wilson has aptly pointed out that one of the failures of Reformed Protestantism is not reading our histories and biographies. Outside of a few of us nerds old books are not read. More disturbingly it appears that many of our pastors can not be bothered to even read any books, instead relying onContinue reading “Not a New Problem”