Category Archives: Ecclesiology

James Carroll’s faerie tale

  Christianity was very different at the beginning. The first reference to the Jesus movement in a nonbiblical source comes from the Jewish Roman historian Flavius Josephus, writing around the same time that the Gospels were taking form. Josephus described … Continue reading

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Creed and deed

Are Christian ethics separable from Christian doctrine? Continue reading

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Feminization of Christianity?

I’ve been aware of, and tacitly agreed with, the theory that Christianity has been “feminized,” and that the feminization is the source of declining attendance, particularly among men. Rod Dreher reprised the theme Tuesday. Read it all if you’re unfamiliar … Continue reading

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3 things, 12 rules, 1 prayer

[P]rophets are neither new nor controversial. To a first approximation, they only ever say three things: First, good and evil are definitely real. You know they’re real. You can talk in philosophy class about how subtle and complicated they are, … Continue reading

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On the other hand …

Two critiques of Billy Graham to complement yesteray’s eulogy. Continue reading

Posted in Calvinism, Ecclesiology, Evangelicalism, Nominalism and Realism, Parachurch, Religiopreneurs, Roman Catholicism, Salvation

Saturday Potpourri 2

This may mean “no blog tomorrow.” We’ll see. Continue reading

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The unbearable lightness of decline

I prefer blogs to Tweetstorms, so I’m taking the liberty of reformatting the latter as the former: Just had a terrible encounter with what George Weigel calls Catholicism Lite. I won’t name the parish. I prefer the Old Rite, obviously, but … Continue reading

Posted in Ecclesiology, Liturgy, Roman Catholicism, Sacramental Tapestry, Worship

Monday, 10/30/17

A potpourri with no common thread. Continue reading

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Sunday, 9/17/17

Game faces for the big 500th Is the putative effect really the cause? Nutrient collapse Dare ESPN discipline? Free speech’s cost Conservative Dungeons & Dragons Retweetable

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Saturday, 9/9/17

Long, but some important stuff all the way down. Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Ecclesiology, Evangelicalism, Gaying away the Pray, History, liberalism, progressivism, Secularism, Selma Envy, Sexualia, Sundry flakes | Tagged , , | 2 Comments