Category Archives: Evangelicalism

With doctrine and church attendance.

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

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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 | Leave a comment

Donning the prophet’s mantle

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

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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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Does “Constantinius” rhyme with “Obama”?

Caveat: I’m not sure this is even half-baked yet. Rod Dreher invoked in a Polish context and I’m extending to our American context a possibly instructive historic type, involving the epochal replacement of one dominant religion by another: Constantine died … Continue reading

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Subliminal religion in politics

“Chase religious ideas out one door and they inevitably come in another — because the human mind naturally rebels against a worldview as incomplete, as manifestly threadbare, as pure materialism.” Ross Douthat * * * I used to say “I’m … 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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Meta-morality

Democrats aren’t making the most compelling moral case against Donald Trump. They are good at pointing to Trump’s cruelties, especially toward immigrants. They are good at describing the ways he is homophobic and racist. But the rest of the moral … Continue reading

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