Category Archives: Christianity generally

Potpourri 9/3/20

Because we will protect ourselves
from ourselves to the point
of destroying ourselves—Lord have mercy. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, Consumerism, Culture, Damn rackets, Education, Faith & Ideology, History, Journalism, Poetry, Political Matters, populism | Leave a comment

Miscellany – August 24, 2020

There’s not going to be a Republican platform this year. This is just saying, “Whatever Trump does, we support.” Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Christianity generally, Justice, Legalia, Political Matters

“Because of … Sex”

Some personal thoughts and some channeling of smarter people’s thoughts on yesterday’s SCOTUS decision on Title VII and SOGI. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, conservatism, deathworks, democracy, Discrimination, Duly noted_stay tuned, Evangelicalism, Justice, Liberal Groin Pieties, Religious freedom

The times, they are a changin’

Things are changing, or at least have great potential to change very soon. Some really hate and want to thwart that. Continue reading

Posted in Benedict Option, Christianity generally, Evangelicalism, Faith & Ideology, Journalism, lifeworks, Liturgy, Pre-American Christianity, stay tuned, Worship

Un-learning

Sometimes, after a wrong start, you have to un-learn things. Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Christianity generally, Dispensationalism, Evangelicalism, lifeworks, Prophetic Hysterical Complex

Shattering a Shibboleth

Are salvation and conversion the same thing? Is salvation punctiliar or processional? Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Christianity generally, Evangelicalism, lifeworks

Anytown Ecumenical High

My beautiful dream was far more clueless than I had even a hint of. Continue reading

Posted in Christendom, Christianity generally, Ecumenism, Faith & Ideology, History, Playful

This (sigh!) is as good as it gets

The conservative’s side of the United Methodist schism agreement is, alas, as good as it gets. Continue reading

Posted in Christendom, Christianity generally, Evangelicalism, Faith & Ideology, Gnosticism, Liberal Groin Pieties, Marriage (real), Orthodoxy, Pretexting, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Sexualia, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values

Motivated reasoning

Anyone who thinks Rolling Stone is prima facie a reliable interlocutor of the religious right deserves all the false certainty and motivated ignorance he gains there. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, deathworks, Journalism, Religious freedom

A new landmark

Hillsdale College dedicates a splendid new Chapel, explicitly Christian. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, Faith & Ideology, lifeworks