Category Archives: “Spiritual” (maybe Religious)

Mene, mene tekel upharsin

The Christian Reformed Church is hanging in the balance. Continue reading

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Guilty of being accused (and more)

Do read item 1 even if you have no time for the rest. Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri 8/25/18

2020 visions, clergy crises, grand juries, Anabaptists, “transformational” flakes and soccer. Pretty diverse, I’d say. Continue reading

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Course correction

In which I attempt a fairly comprehensive update on things I’ve been learning about, and from, celibate gay Christians. Continue reading

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Progressive clobber passages

A Facebook exchange a few years ago produced a minor epiphany. I observed that my Facebook friend, a high school classmate at an Evangelical boarding school (who now has expressly apostasized and gone kind of New Agey and knee-jerk Left), … 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

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How to get what you want

[I]n a world of fluid, flexible rules, the people who get what they want are the ones who possess the aptitude and education that allow them to manipulate concepts and talk in nuanced ways. [Karl] Barth bullied his wife and … Continue reading

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Sunday, 12/10/17

A little late because I decided to delete some same-old same-old political rants. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2017

No politics. No sex. No snark. One parable, if that’s what you care to make of it. Continue reading

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St. John the Almsgiver, 2017

Obviously, these prophets didn’t understand Contemning “thoughts and prayers” The last idol still standing Historical Ignorance, Moral Arrogance Absolute passion, utter fragility John the Merciful

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