Category Archives: Adventures in Church History

Proto-Protestant On A Roll

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And Constantinians (all kinds) should be very afraid: Leithart’s Christ is not the Christ of Scripture. I say that not as a theological liberal who views Christ as a type of Gandhi and finds the idea of a coming Judgment to be abhorrent. I say this as a follower of Christ who understands the nature… Read More→

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Americanists All

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Folks in other faiths or branches of THE faith are either worried or desirous of America working its wonders on belief and practice. Richard Mouw, for instance, recognizes the problem of his former advocacy of a post-American Christianity in comparison to his hopes for Muslims to find a form of Islam that fits with American… Read More→

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When Praise Songs Defeated Psalms

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1789 in Philadelphia (all about me, I was there this week): For many years, only Psalms were sung throughout the Presbyterian Churches and the old “Rouse” versions were the standard. The first General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States convened at the Second Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia in 1789. One of the… Read More→

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Somewhere between the Crusades and the National Council of Churches

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That somewhere is the Land of 2k. The reason for this reminder stems in part from a post over at Rorate Caeli about modernized Roman Catholics who don’t have much to offer Muslims: What does modernized Catholicism do faced with Islam and its terroristic religion of violence? Does it ask Islam to accept modernity? Does… Read More→

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Does Christianity Unify?

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From George Washington to the National Council of Churches (and their evangelical counterpart, the National Association of Evangelicals), white English-speaking Protestants in the U.S. have insisted that religion of the right and moral sort will unify the nation. It doesn’t take very long in chronicling the history of Christianity to understand the difficulties of this… Read More→

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Humble or Spectacular?

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Pope Francis says that Christ’s way is simple and humble: The Pope noted that “one of the three temptations of Jesus in the desert” was to create a spectacle. Satan invites Him to cast Himself down from the pinnacle of the Temple so that, seeing the miracle, the people might believe in Him. “The Lord,… Read More→

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Always is a Long Time

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Over at Commonweal, the interpreters interpreting THE interpreter, assert something about the unchanging nature of Roman Catholic teaching: The Catholic Church has always taught that the right to private property is never absolute, and must always be subordinated to common use—making sure that the needs of all are met. And while collectivism can elevate common… Read More→

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It’s Secular But It’s Our Secular

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Worries about the Islamization of the West are curious when the Christians worrying so frequently lament the decadence of the societies that Europeans now inhabit (both in Europe and the Americas). William Kilpatrick, for instance, believes the West confronts a situation comparable to what Europe faced in Hitler: It’s estimated that in Brussels, the self-styled… Read More→

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The Old Life Interlocutor Who Has Listened to the Most TKNY . . .

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The ten-most frequently mentioned authors in TKNY’s sermons are: 1. C. S. Lewis 2. Jonathan Edwards 3. Martin Luther 4. John Newton 5. Martin Lloyd-Jones 6. Augustine 7. Charles Spurgeon 8. J. R. R. Tolkien 9. John Stott 10. J. I. Packer The contestants who guessed the most names are: Martin Downs 8 Pete 5… Read More→

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Church Reformed

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The archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone (gotta love that name), is kicking up a lot of dust in Roman Catholic and California circles for the policies he has initiated within his parochial schools. Here‘s an example of what Cordileone has in mind: We, the Archdiocesan High Schools, Acknowledge that some of our administrators, faculty… Read More→

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