Tag Archives: Brian Lee

This Guy Needs His Own Blog – Part 2 (Gamble vs. Lee)

prayer before congress

Brian Lee has some very helpful and wise reflections on his decision to open Congress in prayer. I call it a capitulation to the nation’s civil religion. I believe this is fair even though it hurts to say it because Brian is a good friend and a Reformed pastor whom I respect. It is fair… Read More→

Posted in Novus Ordo Seclorum, spirituality of the church | Also tagged , , , | 790 Responses

Political Reflections — Pious or Otherwise

president-obama-and-gop-nominee-mitt-romney-share-a-laugh-during-the-first-presidential-debate-on

The debate last night has many Americans thinking about politics, not to mention the presidential campaign more generally. What these moments bring out are a host of observations on the nature of politics by believers. Some, like the Alliance Defending Freedom, have declared this coming Lord’s Day to be “Pulpit Freedom Sunday.” Pastors are supposed… Read More→

Posted in Novus Ordo Seclorum | Also tagged , , , , | 12 Responses

Hearing (all about) Me Speak

round table

As Zrim has already indicated, pronunciations matter. If you say the word evangelical with a long e in the first syllable, as in “egads,” then according to popular wisdom you are one, that is, a born-again Protestant. If you pronounce it with the short e in “whatever,” then you aren’t ehvangelical. The same goes for… Read More→

Posted in Novus Ordo Seclorum, Shameless Selves Promotion | Also tagged , , , , , , | 38 Responses

Old Life in the Imperial Capital

CRC URC

Brian Lee, pastor at Christ Reformed Church (URC) in Washington, D.C., has put together another fall program of lectures and events, this year devoted to the theme of Christianity and Politics. I will be speaking with Michael Gerson, speech writer for George W. Bush, on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 7:00 pm. Terry Eastland, publisher… Read More→

Posted in Shameless Selves Promotion | Also tagged , , , , , | 22 Responses

Silence is Leaden

I am detecting a parallel among critics and questioners of 2k. On the one hand, opponents have trouble with the idea (sorry Jeff, I’m not going ad hominem intentionally) that the Bible is silent on a range of subjects and activities. At the same time on the other hand, critics feel free to draw conclusions… Read More→

Posted in spirituality of the church | Also tagged , , , | 18 Responses