Category Archives: Christianity generally

Un-learning

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

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Shattering a Shibboleth

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

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Anytown Ecumenical High

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

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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

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Tragedy and Triumph

Beto O’Rourke says, in the special Thursday Democrat Pander-O-Thon for LGBT votes, that churches, colleges and charities should lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage. 2009: How is my gay marriage going to hurt you? We just want … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, deathworks, Gaying away the Pray, Liberal Groin Pieties, Marriage (civil), Nominalism and Realism, Political Matters, progressivism, Sacramental Tapestry, Sexualia, Transvaluation of Values

Reaping what we’ve sown

We quake at the possibility that the conditions we have sown in other places might come home to us through migration. Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Christianity generally, deathworks, Globalization, immigration, Poverty

Taking the easy way out

Sohrab Ahmari is an impetuous young man, new to his Christian faith, and ready to take the easy and sub-Christian route while pretending to be tough-minded and über-Christian. Continue reading

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Trump in Evangelical Texas

Wahington Post’s Elizabeth Breunig went to Texas around Easter to visit Evangelical family and try to figure out the Trump-Evangelical bond. “I give to everybody,” [Trump] declared in 2015, during the first Republican primary debate. “When they call, I give. … Continue reading

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