I want to begin with admitting that I have been guilty of both of these urges. I have greatly desired to accept whatever is considered the prevailing wisdom. I have also greatly desired to scorn the prevailing wisdom. Both the impulse to fall in line and the impulse to buck the status quo can bring […]Read more "Addicted to Conformity and Novelty"
Earlier this week I stumbled upon this quote from a book that I read a few years ago. The book, I Wear the Black Hat, is intriguing and entertaining. It could be described as “pop-psychology”. It’s about why we root for or are intrigued by the bad guys. Think Darth Vader, Hannibal Lecter and so […]Read more "Progressivism Trumps Pietism"
One of the most important truths that I have learned over the last several years is that whenever you discern a problem and you attempt to correct that problem, you must be very careful to not over correct. Whenever you realize you are up to your knees in filth in one ditch, you don’t do […]Read more "A Kingless Christianity: On Pragmatism and Pietism"
One of the five tenets of Abolitionism is “The Obligation of the Church”. There are two sides of the “Obligation of the Church” coin. One side is the obvious one that is often discussed. The Church is obligated to fight injustice. The Church is to “abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is […]Read more "Church Repent is Church Love"