Posts from — May 2006
James White leaps for joy over a church firing a neo-orthodox high school Sunday school teacher. The teacher refused to teach that the Bible was “perfect and infallible”.
I have no problem with this guy losing his job, and, in fact, am thankful for a church maintaining purity.
However, White’s flippant celebration is over the top. How can he be so gleeful?
May 25, 2006 7 Comments
May 24, 2006 1 Comment
In this context, I guess I’d distinguish a catholic from a sectarian this way: a sectarian preaches the distinctives, a catholic preaches the Bible.
That probably sounds more tendentious than I mean it. Nonetheless, a Calvinist can be a sectarian or a catholic (as can a Lutheran, or a RC, Wesleyan, or whomever). I’ve visited Reformed churches where, from the public face of the church, one would think that Reformed distinctives ARE the faith.
To be sure,the Reformed distinctive relating to God’s sovereignty (or man’s autonomy) is a catholic truth. But if that truth becomes the singular matrix through which one reads the entire Scripture, or through which one interacts with God or people as a Christian, then you have become a sectarian, no matter how true the distinctive.
May 24, 2006 No Comments
Setting: at the dinner table last night, meal is winding down.
Me (to Megan): So, you have any plans for the evening?
Megan: Fold lots and lots of laundry!
Ashley: Can I come, too??!
May 23, 2006 2 Comments
When he took the three disciples
to the mountainside to pray,
his countenance was modified, his clothing was aflame.
Two men appeared: Moses and Elijah came;
they were at his side.
The prophecy, the legislation spoke of whenever he would die.
Then there came a word
of what he should accomplish on the day.
Then Peter spoke, to make of them a tabernacle place.
A cloud appeared in glory as an accolade.
They fell on the ground.
A voice arrived, the voice of God,
the face of God, covered in a cloud.
What he said to them,
the voice of God: the most beloved son.
Consider what he says to you, consider what’s to come.
The prophecy was put to death,
was put to death, and so will the Son.
And keep your word, disguise the vision ’till the time has come.
Lost in the cloud, a voice. Have no fear! We draw near!
Lost in the cloud, a sign. Son of man! Turn your ear.
Lost in the cloud, a voice. Lamb of God! We draw near!
Lost in the cloud, a sign. Son of man! Son of God!
May 19, 2006 2 Comments