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Disappointed

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Obviously, Ross Douthat isn’t following 2k debates nor has he read A Secular Faith: What’s more, the alternative perspective here — that a politician’s religious commitments are so personal and private that no one else can reasonably be asked to comment on them, or even to identify them at all — usually belongs to a… Read More→

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What do Thoman Jefferson, Abraham, and Joe Paterno Have in Common?

(all about) Me.

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All about (Me) Another Blog

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I am starting to post over at Patheos (around 2 times a week) and have written my first entry. It was inspired in part by Tim Challies confusing (but pious) post about Canada’s prime minister: On February 6, 2006, Stephen Harper stood before the Governor General of Canada and recited the oath of office: “I,… Read More→

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All About (Liberal) Me

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It doesn’t get much better for one of Machen’s warrior children to be lumped with folks who provoke combat but never fight: If you have been reading this blog for any length of time, you know that three men have been standouts in the volume of Baylyblog posts warning against them: Tom (N. T.) Wright,… Read More→

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Hard or Soft?

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Yesterday I participated in an ETS panel on The New Calvinism. (Here is one of the presentations. Here is evident of another ETS sighting.) One thing that I kept asking myself and then asked everyone in open discussion was why so few New Calvinists ask hard questions about the movement. People talk a lot about… Read More→

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When You Know You’re a Protestant

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I’ve traveled far and wide the past few days (only Cordelia and Mark Jones care) — to Samford University for a conference on teaching Augustine in the Great Books curriculum, to Trinity PCA in Montgomery, Alabama, to teach Sunday school on Christianity and politics, and now to Philadelphia for Christian Education Committee meetings for the… Read More→

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If You Want Ecumenism, Go to War

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The various reactions to developments in Iraq from Protestant officers have me wondering when we Presbyterians ever established fraternal relations with the churches of Eastern Orthodoxy. David Miller, the moderator of Scotland’s Free Church has written a letter to the UK parliament in which he links the Free Church to the Assyrian, Armenian, and Greek… Read More→

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Less American Than Thou

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Thanks go to Tommie Kidd for actually recognizing that confessional Protestantism may be a category distinct from evangelicalism (all about me alert): The second group are Reformed/confessionalist Christians, often associated with traditional Presbyterian or Reformed denominations such as the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. This is the easiest category of the four, because many of these Christians… Read More→

Also posted in Christian politics, Confessionalism, Evangelicalism, Novus Ordo Seclorum | Tagged , , , , | 124 Responses

The Evangelical Presbyterian W-w

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Okay, remember this is a blog and most of the posts here are merely thinking out loud. And if all of us revealed all of our thoughts, we would likely surprise — even shock — many of those who know us. So here is today’s conundrum: why is it that John Frame is almost as… Read More→

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Belfast Replay: DG Opens for PJ

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Talk about Providence. The weekend I was in Belfast (2 weeks ago) witnessed two book talks by authors from the U.S. The first was me talking about Calvinism (more below), the second was P. J. O’Rourke who was promoting his new memoir, Baby Boom. PJ spoke at the Ulster Museum, an impressive facility in Belfast… Read More→

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