Category Archives: Evangelicalism

With doctrine and church attendance.

Organized Chaos

It’s daily clippings again, but I’ve gathered them under some headings. Continue reading

Posted in Calvinism, Consumerism, death, deathworks, Evangelicalism, Free-range Christians, Intricate malice, Journalism, Libertarianism, Political Matters, Survey, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Perverse rejoicing

With a provenance like the Wall Street Journal’s “Houses of Worship” opinion series and a title like Thank God, American Churches Are Dying, you’d be justified in expecting a mix of self-conscious perversity and unhealthy, un-reflective antecedent bias. Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Atheism, Damn rackets, Evangelicalism, Faith & Ideology, Free-range Christians, Orthopathos, Sundry flakes, Transvaluation of Values | Tagged

Michael Gerson’s malice

Michael Gerson’s launching pad is a sham, but his launch succeeds anyway. Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Evangelicalism, Political Matters, Virtue signaling

In your heart, you know he’s wrong

I want someone who, when faced with a choice between doing right for the country and grabbing a benefit for himself, is capable of putting the country first. Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Evangelicalism, Life political issues, Political Matters, Thrown down gauntlet, Transvaluation of Values

A real deal Christian on the left

Would that all become Orthodox Christians, but better by far to follow the Shane Claiborne path than to leave all semblance of Christianity. Continue reading

Posted in Evangelicalism, Free-range Christians, Intrigued, lifeworks, Political Matters, Religiopreneurs

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

Donning the prophet’s mantle

Christianity Today, true to its founders, take a prophetic stance. Continue reading

Posted in Evangelicalism, lifeworks, Political Matters, Senate

Trade-offs of pluralism

Sohrab Ahmari and David French finally faced off live at Catholic University of America Thursday evening, moderated by Ross Douthat. In debating terms, it was no contest: French cleaned up. In fairness to Ahmari, his wife had a child on … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Evangelicalism, free speech, liberalism, lifeworks, Pluralism, Religious freedom, Rights Talk, Roman Catholicism

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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Housekeeping

I have been migrating selected records from an obsoleting database manager (Bento, a flat-file dBM for Mac from FileMaker) to DEVONthink. I’ve been unable to figure out a way to mass-migrate 4000+ records. It’s surprising how little from 20-30 years … Continue reading

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