Category Archives: Liturgy

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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Venerating God, Worshiping Nothing

I’ve been an Orthodox Christian now for a bit more than 21 years. During that time, I’ve heard (and enjoyed hearing) some things that struck me as cute quips or snappy evangelistic comebacks. One, which I thought of as just … Continue reading

Posted in Liturgy, Orthodoxy, Parachurch, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Worship

Put Mass back in Christmas

It is, after all, a feast of the Christian Church. Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Evangelicalism, History, Liturgy, Protestantism, Secularism

Mostly religious, 9/21/18

Today, I’m staying away from politics almost (but not quite) completely. I don’t think the politics will offend anyone. Continue reading

Posted in Civil Religion, Culture, Evangelicalism, liberalism, Liturgy, Religious freedom, Roman Catholicism, Sexualia

Friday, 9/7/18

“If you prick him, does he not explode? If you stroke him, does he not purr?” Much more. Continue reading

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A distinctly American counterfeit

How, not that, America’s Jews turned blue is a cautionary tale. Continue reading

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The worst Lent

Michael Brendan Dougherty gives it to us straight. 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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Let’s get small!

Largely by coincidence, I encountered these congruent thoughts from two ecclesial Christians within a few hours on Saturday: Liberalism … of course has robust substantive commitments, much as it might pretend otherwise. The “tradition” of liberalism, really an anti-tradition, is founded … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), American Folk Religion, Anodynes & Nostrums, Faith & Ideology, Heretics, liberalism, Liturgy, Moralistic therapeutic deism, progressivism, Secularism

Tuesday, 11/21/17

Taking the Cure Pssst! The reprobate Republican got born again! Pass it on! No surprises here (not if you think about it) On Journalism, indirectly Error has no rights Under-explored contradictions  

Posted in Evangelicalism, Journalism, Liturgy, Orthodoxy, Sexualia, transgenderism, Transvaluation of Values, Worship | 1 Comment