Category Archives: Salvation

What do you want?

One Kevin Brown, guest writing at Mere Orthodoxy, asks “Would Alt-Right Christians Like Heaven?.” Transposed out of a political key, it’s a worthy question for everyone to ask: “Putting aside childish ideas of heaven as endless candy, ice cream and … Continue reading

Posted in lifeworks, Political Matters, Salvation | 1 Comment

My blog runneth over

Our death-dealing cold in the Midwest (I expect deaths before this is published) is a good excuse to stay inside, imbibing coffee and bourbon, reading, and even thinking. Okay, the bourbon is purely notional until the sun’s below the yardarm … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Dignitary harm, Evangelicalism, Foreign Affairs, free speech, Journalism, Legalia, Salvation, Speech & Press | Tagged , , , ,

Fr. Stephen snippets

A Prayer to Our Lord Jesus Christ My most merciful and all-merciful God, O Lord Jesus Christ! In Thy great love, Thou didst come down and become flesh in order to save all. Again, I pray Thee, save me by … Continue reading

Posted in Nominalism and Realism, Orthodoxy, Prayer, Salvation, Sweetness'n'Light

A collection of (one-man) rowboats

Charles Taylor, in his magisterial Sources of the Self, noted that with the coming of the Reformation, the Church is no longer the ship of salvation, but rather a collection of rowboats. … It has been said somewhere, “No one … Continue reading

Posted in Protestantism, Salvation

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

Do you want to go away?

When I experience Church conflict and disappointment, John 6:67-69 mercifully comes to mind: Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?” But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words … Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Salvation

2 questions

“What must I do to be saved?” is not the same question as “What must I do to be saved?” The latter parsimonious and grudging question comes from a mindset that says “Hell? Of course I’d like to avoid it, … Continue reading

Posted in Salvation

Candor trumps cant

They’re doing better. Continue reading

Posted in Evangelicalism, Islam, Orthodoxy, Salvation

The Morality of Christmas

This articulates something that I have repeatedly alluded to, but does so in words other than my own, and which pierce deeper. too: The Christian understanding of morality is not arbitrary in the least. There is nothing in the whole … Continue reading

Posted in Nominalism and Realism, Orthodoxy, Salvation

Friday, 11/10/17

Quite a potpourri, from folk theodicy and folk Calvinism though gender reassignment and untreated mental illness. Continue reading

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