There really is such a thing as Reformed Papists. Sometimes called Romish, or Romanists, these men will balk at these apt handles. They will mock and they will scoff. After all, THEY believe in Sola Fide and all that good stuff. Surely THEY can’t have anything to do with Rome. But they can, and many […]Read more "Reformed Papists, Being Offended, and Rushdoony"
I haven’t always liked articles from Joe Carter or the Gospel Coalition, but his recent article, Beware of Broken Wolves, is great. The Church has forgotten the age old adage, “hurt people hurt people”. The victim becomes the victimizer. The abused becomes the abuser. The bullied becomes the bully. The sinned against becomes the sinner. Of course, […]Read more "Beware of Broken Wolf Dens"
“What does Jesus look like?” That is the opening question of this episode of R. Scott Clark’s Heidelcast podcast. When asked for the best defenses of the traditional Reformed view of the Second Commandment, this podcast came up. This podcast always comes up. Perhaps it is just the social circles I swim in. I know […]Read more "R. Scott Clark, Cartoon Jesus, and Evil Cows"
Two-Kingdom ecclesiology is incompatible with the Kingdom of God. Something is amiss, even in Reconstructionist circles. Two-Kingdom ecclesiology has truncated the Kingdom of God and equivocated on the Bride of Christ. These are errors to any Christian but it is blatant inconsistency on the part of those who hold to these errors while at the […]Read more "A Tale of Two Kingdom Ecclesiology: The Road to Rome and Escondido"
The Bride of Christ has been shrunk. With an equivocation on doctrinal terms, the Church of Jesus Christ has been shrunk, confined, and truncated. I’ve recently been told by multiple Reformed churchmen that the visible catholic (universal) Church, according to Scripture and Reformed Confession, is the same thing as the local church. This claim has […]Read more "The Incredible Shrinking Bride of Christ"
“Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against […]Read more "Peacemakers & Piecemakers"
Over the last several years I have noticed a trend away from pro-abort arguments that dehumanize the preborn toward arguments that rely on “bodily autonomy” based ideas. The cliche and scientifically ignorant arguments that claim that the preborn are “not human” a “parasite” or “not alive” are quickly being replaced with this more elegant though […]Read more "Being Tossed From Airplanes: Bodily Autonomy, Evictionism, and Personhood"