A brief exchange with a friend about five-point Calvinism ended with them stating: I wouldn’t think of calvinism as putting God in a box. Quite the contrary, actually. I think it magnifies the supremacy and sovereignty of God. I am not a huge fan of the Calvinist title. Calvin didn’t like it from what I … More God does not fit in the box of your five-point tradition.
“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” –Chesterton Ten to one odds, the old man in the bar was Millwall too…the older person that Mr. Larner, the ‘Lion of London Bridge,’ mentioned in his interview. That was part of his … More Because Millwall
Don’t get me wrong, I am all for being politically engaged. For the first time in my life I made a financial contribution to a candidate back in the Republican Primaries. I put my prayers and money behind the man I thought would do the most good in the office of president…Rand Paul. I didn’t … More Because we don’t really believe in God
So, have you seen the ad… the one from the ad council meant to make us all unbiased? It features various couples behind an x-ray wall: It begins with two skeletons making out behind the wall in front of a growing audience who, like good 21st century voyeurs, look on with growing curiosity until … More They are lying to our faces.
Had the honor of guest posting on a friend’s blog on Patheos. You can link it here. Excerpt: As a religion scholar and now a philosophy student I have given some serious consideration to what ‘fundamentalism’ actually means. If the term is to be useful at all, it cannot be merely an insult; it must … More Hashtags, Prayers, and Progressive Fundamentalists: A Lesson from Sister Simone –
I am so sick of progressive Christians pointing out hypocrisy that simply doesn’t exist on a large scale. Are there some conservative “Christians” that fight abortion tooth and nail but do nothing to help single moms, sure. But there are countless conservative Christians deeply committed to helping the poor and the powerless. As I have … More The Nation-State of Israel and the Place of Our Hypocrisy (1)
I spent 14 years in university ministry. I eventually got out because I believe that the ministry needs to take place from within the church itself…not as a para-church offshoot. There are so many things I could say about this reality, but what is important here is our specific failure to really impact students when … More Liturgies of Life: a culture transformed