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”

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”

Three Pronouns Walk into a Bar

Introduction I will begin with the obvious that I will be “punching up” (which I am told is the only acceptable way to crack any jokes) in this critique. Although it might be more fair to say I am moving above my pay grade. But things have been slow in these parts and this isContinue reading “Three Pronouns Walk into a Bar”

You’re Telling Me it is Singing?

My mother used to quip every time we homeschoolers were listening to NPR’s All Things Considered that “They don’t consider God!” And she is right, even if the reminder got old fast. However my memory was drawn back to that when I heard a report on Morning Edition about the Insight Probe deployed to MarsContinue reading “You’re Telling Me it is Singing?”

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”

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”

I Should Have Seen That Coming

Editors Note: The next few articles will be shorter than usual due to my being a camp pastor for two weeks. While not being wrong on a good majority of Evangelical pastors revealing their squishiness over the past Sunday, I did guess the manifestation of that sponge like spine incorrectly. By way of review IContinue reading “I Should Have Seen That Coming”

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.”

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”