Category Archives: Calvinism

Job’s Comforters

I’ve never recoiled from Job’s Comforters. At least they were “there for him” after a fashion, right? Maybe I’m on the Autism Spectrum, or haven’t shaken off the last of my “former delusion,” repudiated when I entered Orthodoxy. But the … Continue reading

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The PCA and The Nashville Statement

[The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)] endorsing the Nashville Statement was an odd move. The Statement itself is a jumble. It purports to be a broad account of Christian teachings on sexuality, but has nothing to say about divorce, contraception, … Continue reading

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“I am a man of European ancestry ….”

I wondered whether John Earnest really was a white nationalist, white supremacist or one of those weird birds, so I Duck-Duck Go’ed for his actual letter explaining his actions. Because it has been put under the ban of respectable society, … Continue reading

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Mene, mene tekel upharsin

The Christian Reformed Church is hanging in the balance. Continue reading

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Course correction

In which I attempt a fairly comprehensive update on things I’ve been learning about, and from, celibate gay Christians. Continue reading

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The circular express

The curious correspondence between hardcore Calvinists and hardcore transgenderists. Continue reading

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Ressourcement

I’ve been pretty hard on Evangelicals here and elsewhere in my internet and face-to-face utterances. That may change.

Posted in Calvinism, Evangelicalism, Rhetorical fallacies, Sundry flakes

Religious tribalism

As a prefatory matter, I have long believed that one’s guiding philosophy is functionally religious. That has ramifications beyond what follows, but those are for another day. For now, think of it as “atheist Stephen Hawking had a religion of … Continue reading

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Calvinists and Wahabis

Every year around Christmas time, we begin to hear noises about Christmas trees having “pagan origins.” And there are many who rush to the defense of the poor trees. I yawn. My ancestors worshipped trees, and I daresay their later … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson, improbable cultural “rock star,” has been on a tear, and the Christianosphere is talking. Heck, the Babylon Bee even got into it. There is no neutral standpoint, so it is legitimate to ask “where’s Jordan Peterson coming from?” … Continue reading

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