Wow! Mars Hill Church to Dissolve

Sad, but undoubtedly for the best. The wreckage left behind by Marc Driscoll was utterly predictable. I hope he grows from this. There’s always the mercy of God. [Read more...]

More White Evangelicals than American Jews…

…say God gave the state of Israel to the Jewish people. This is where it pays to have a Magisterium. The state of Israel is a secular nation state like America, France, or Australia. It has the same rights and privileges as any secular nation state. But apart from Evangelical superstition and a lousy misreading [Read More...]

In quiet little ways, grace proceeds

Saskatoon’s (Bishop) Bolen makes history preaching to Evangelicals [Read more...]

Tolkien vs. Lewis on Marriage

This piece is fascinating for a couple of reasons. First, it shows Tolkien in fine fettle taking apart a real lapse in Lewis’ normally clear thinking (and, I suspect, a lapse due to the fundamental DNA coding error in Anglicanism traceable back to Henry VIII). But second, and just as importantly, it is written by [Read More...]

Stuff Christian Culture Likes

Those of you from an Evangelical background will wince with recognition at this very perceptive site dedicated to the foibles, shibboleths, code words, and cultural identifiers of Real[TM] Christian culture as understood among American Evangelicals c. 2007-2013. The author is a preacher’s kid who has been around the block and represents where Emergents are pretty [Read More...]

A reader writes…

I read your blog faithfully and appreciate your insights and humor, though I haven’t commented since you’ve moved to Patheos. I used to participate in the religion forum at Free Republic until I realized it’s the Mos Eisely of Protestantism. Catholic bashing has been an enduring feature of the place since its beginning, and they’ve [Read More...]

Evangelicals Often Rediscover Catholic Teachings

Some time back I wrote a little piece called “Discovering Wales” in which I noted that, because Evangelicals are serious about discipleship and oriented toward truth, they tend to keep stumbling upon Catholic doctrines, since those doctrines are, in fact, a map of reality.  Sez I: I have thought more than once that it might [Read More...]