Monthly Archives: July 2012

Preaching the Law vs. Preaching About the Law

About a month ago, I posted a comment over at Brothers of John the Steadfast on a thread regarding legalism and a high view of the law.  The gist of the original post (with which I completely agree), is that … Continue reading

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The Dark Knight Rises is too Good to be either Liberal or Conservative

Is new Batman movie liberal or conservative?  There’s already been a lot of back-and-forth on this.  Like some idiotic Obama supporters, the idiotic Rush Limbaugh thinks that the villainous “Bane” is an obvious reference to the villainous “Bain Capital,” Mitt … Continue reading

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Why is the Church Obsessed with Sex?

The direct answer to this frequent complaint about the church is a very practical one:  American churches are obsessed with sex because American culture is obsessed with sex, and American churches are full of Americans.  Seriously; the best selling book … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Chastity, The Modern Church | 8 Comments

Do Not Resuscitate

Can Liberal Christianity Be Saved? Better question:  why would we want to?  So-called Liberal Christianity (which is a theological category, not a political one) is a massive tragedy.  But nobody is doing anyone any favors by trying to help this … Continue reading

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Let Exceptions Be Exceptions

Perfection in design is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but rather when there is nothing more to take away. –Antoine de Saint-Exupéry As a software engineer, I can appreciate this statement.  Good engineering isn’t cluttered and … Continue reading

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I Do Not Wish We Had Women’s Ordination

Back in June, Rev. Matthew Harrison, president of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, had a Q&A session at the Northwest district convention.  One of the questions (starting at 34:50)  was how he would explain the LCMS’ refusal to ordain women as … Continue reading

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