Category Archives: Evangelicalism

Why Not Quote the Bible?


Tim Challies signs off many of his posts with some warm and fuzzy thought from a Reformed or evangelical person of standing. Today’s came from Burk Parson’s: We should more quickly doubt our love for our own children than doubt God’s love for us. Aside from lacking, as Mencken might say, bite and zowie, what… Read More→

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Why Does Tom Brady Prevail but not Kim Davis?


I have a few questions about the situation in Kentucky. If Tom Brady would have received a 4-game suspension for his cheating, why can’t Kim Davis merely be suspended or fired? Joe Carter is the only one that has tried to answer this one (as far as I can see): Because Davis is an elected… Read More→

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2 Paradigms and a 2K Wrinkle

Mark Massa

Maura Jane Farrelly thinks the difference between the way Roman Catholics and Protestants know God also explains support for political freedom: What is curious about this unwillingness of non-specialists in American Catholic history to entertain the possibility that nineteenth-century anti-Catholicism might have been rooted in something real is that historians who focus on the American… Read More→

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Trending: Counter-Cultural, TKNY

greg preaching

If the Gospel Allies have this much trouble interpreting their council members, how reliable are they on matters more important? Dan Olson (thanks to our southern correspondent) tries to raise funds for The Gospel Coalition by trying to portray Tim Keller and Redeemer NYC as one of the better examples of the Benedict Option: The… Read More→

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Rod Dreher continues to acquire material for his next book — the one on the Benedict Option. (Make that Benedictine Option and I’m there — like yesterday.) And he posts this from a Protestant pastor who supports the notion of some kind of cultural resistance: I just wanted to let you know that your writings… Read More→

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No It’s Not


Evangelicalism’s greatest problem is its beliefs. So thinks Jake Meador: Evangelicalism’s biggest problem with regards to those outside evangelicalism isn’t our image, it’s our beliefs. That’s why Louie Giglio was uninvited from President Obama’s second inaugural. That’s why there was a mass freakout about Chick-fil-a despite the fact that even gay rights activists admitted that… Read More→

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The Numbers Don’t Lie

Josiah Bartlett

Actually, they may. But Rod Dreher uses them to introduce some other observations that will continue to miss the brain matter of the Roman Catholic interlocutors who hand around Old Life. First, Rod tracks Leah Libresco’s further dissecting of Pew’s numbers on Christianity in the U.S.: If conversions went on as they do today and… Read More→

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Making Straight the Way of the Green

Old book with plant growing out of it

Lots of excitement in certain quarters of the Roman Catholic Church about Pope Francis’ forthcoming encyclical about the environment, but Protestants wonder where the energy was when Protestants beat the papacy to the punch. First, what’s coming: Vatican officials announced Tuesday that Pope Francis’ much-anticipated encyclical letter on the environment is now finalized and is… Read More→

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I Guess Crossway Will Not Be Publishing the Collected Works of John Murray Soon


From the 1966 OPC report on whether or not to admit Baptists to church membership (from our Mid-West correspondent): The committee considers, however, that to admit to communicant membership those who “refuse” to present their children for baptism would constitute a weakening of the witness the church bears to the ordinance of infant baptism as… Read More→

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Could This Happen in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod?


Would confessional Lutherans have ever fallen for the Alex Marlarkey story of dying and going to heaven and coming back to life? (Wasn’t the last name a tip-off?) Would confessional Presbyterians be so gullible for that matter? Here’s one account of what happened: Tyndale House Publishers has stopped production of the book and DVD of… Read More→

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