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”

Deconstructing or Disciplined

Introduction It is no secret that I have very little patience for people who are “deconstructing” and have no intention to reconstruct but want there to be no shift in our relationship. They are just now a person whose faith “means a lot to them.” by which they mean they like to think fondly onContinue reading “Deconstructing or Disciplined”

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”

Perhaps like Spurgeon

There are worse ways to pass a warm Memphis afternoon than with a cigar and mint julep in the shade of a porch. And it provides an excellent opportunity to be edified. It is simple to fall into the pattern of throwing a show on and making some decent headway on a series. And IContinue reading “Perhaps like Spurgeon”

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”

Masks and Modesty

Introduction There is a certain kind of woman that has made my upcoming conclusion like unto shooting fish in a barrel. She professes Christ, dresses in a such a provocative manner that might get him to tell her, “Get behind me Satan.” and is N-95 masked up to the nines out of love for herContinue reading “Masks and Modesty”

Juneteenth, Roe, the Squishes, and Screwtape.

Editors Note: This is the third in my series on mini evangelical elites. I decided to ditch the SBC stuff. For good commentary check out Aaron Renn. The two previous articles can be found here and here. On the front end let me just admit my struggle. I don’t understand how pastors keep missing this,Continue reading “Juneteenth, Roe, the Squishes, and Screwtape.”

Don’t Neglect Your Histories

In the providence of God there was a curriculum shortfall in the ministry I work for this semester. This required us to go back into our files and pull out an older series of lessons that had been discontinued by our publishing house several years ago. At the time we, as a staff were notContinue reading “Don’t Neglect Your Histories”

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”