Becoming, Making, and Completing C.S. Lewis, A Book Review

I am not sure why but I was not expecting to like Harry Lee Poe’s biographical trilogy on C. S. Lewis: Becoming C.S. Lewis, The Making of C.S. Lewis, and The Complete C.S. Lewis. It likely has something to do with the scope of the thing just looking daunting. Or with my growing concern withContinue reading “Becoming, Making, and Completing C.S. Lewis, A Book Review”

Your World as I See It: Go Go I Would not Wish You Back Again

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: Go Go I Would not Wish You Back Again”

The Wolfe Unsettling the Flock

I’ll be honest every time I think this whole Stephen Wolfe The Case for Christian Nationalism thing has died down I keep finding the praise or vilifications steaming away like the express is running late. And the crew on this particular train is a motley bunch, and I am not particularly interested in describing them.Continue reading “The Wolfe Unsettling the Flock”

Why Men Hate Going to Church

Introduction David Murrow popped up on my radar again and since he put out a new edition of Why Men Hate Going to Church I found a copy and went down the Youtube hole catching up. I haven’t paid too much attention to him since I first read his book back in the Mars HillContinue reading “Why Men Hate Going to Church”

Trickle Down Theology

Introduction Back in my days of Semi-Pelagianism I was repulsed by the arrogant attitude of the first “Calvinists” I met embodied in a group of Primitive Baptists. I will never forget the smug smirk on the face of one as we debated the issue. I raised several of the basic objections and verses to support,Continue reading “Trickle Down Theology”

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”

“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”