Archive for the ‘Protestant’ Category

In Defense Of The Pope

I am a Protestant.  Not only a Protestant, but an evangelical.  And not only an evangelical, but a Calvinist.  In short, I have no love for the Papacy.  I do not believe that the Pope is the Vicar of Christ, nor is he in any meaningful sense the successor of the Apostle Peter.  When it comes to...
March 15th, 2013 | Apologetics, Catholics, Church, Culture, Evangelicals, Philosophy, Politics, Protestant, Religion, The Gospel | Read More

The Story of Civilization: A One Stop Shop for Western History

In 2012, I started working my way through The Story of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant. It’s an eleven-tome series on the history of Western civilization, going from Eastern influences on the West in volume one and Greek civilization to Napoleon in volumes two through eleven. I got through...
February 26th, 2013 | Catholics, Church, Culture, Heritage & History, History, Protestant | Read More

On Evangelicals Practicing Lent

The Gospel Coalition argued this week that Lent is primarily about Jesus, and so can (and perhaps even should) be practiced by those of us who aren’t in denominations that currently practice it (Roman Catholics, Orthodox, and Anglican churches, if my counting is accurate). Personally, I stand in...
February 15th, 2013 | Catholics, Evangelicals, Protestant, Religion | Read More

Denominational Litmus Test

Yesterday, Mackenzie Mulligan addressed Progressive Christianity. He expressed a number of good thoughts, so I’ll let them stand on their own. There is one point I’d like to push forward, however. Near the end of his post, Mackenzie writes: If Jesus had been a Progressive Christian, he wouldn’t...
July 11th, 2012 | Church, Evangelicals, Featured, Protestant, Religion | Read More

Jesus: Not Progressive Enough?

I first heard about Progressive Christianity as a “thing” about a week ago, and I had a strong reaction to it. I did some more research and stumbled upon this: a series of affirmations, or doctrines. I want to engage with these ideas for a bit. Some of them are extremely attractive, on an emotional...
July 10th, 2012 | Evangelicals, Featured, Protestant, Religion | Read More

A Few Thoughts on Noah

I went to visit my cousin and his wife this last weekend, which meant I got to visit their church. I always enjoy visiting a different local community of believers, if only to experience a different portion of the body of Christ. The sermon was on the Genesis account of Noah and the flood, and the preacher...
July 2nd, 2012 | Church, Featured, Protestant, Religion | Read More

Is the Bible Really Enough?

Sometimes people say that the Bible is the only book we need to fulfill the Christian life. Ultimately it must be said that even less than the Bible is enough, which is really to say that something more than the Bible is enough: God himself. If God is not present here and now, if we cannot reliably consult...
June 21st, 2012 | Church, Featured, Protestant, Religion, The Gospel | Read More

“Christian” Music? Try Theological Hip-Hop

Yesterday, Christian hip-hop artist Shai Linne released a much-awaited album called The Attributes of God. The album can be purchased on its own (either via iTunes or Lampmode Recording’s website) or, at least during the pre-order period, alongside A.W. Pink’s book of the same name.
November 2nd, 2011 | Culture, Featured, Music, Protestant, Religion | Read More

Earthen Vessels: Matt Anderson, Meet Bob.

A friend of mine once named his own body. He called it Bob, joking that, as it was separate from his soul, it deserved a name of its own. If he didn’t want to do something, he could ‘tell Bob to do it’ for him. This may have helped him clean his apartment more regularly, and it surely gave his...
October 27th, 2011 | Book Reviews, Featured, Media, Protestant, Religion | Read More

Did John Write the Fourth Gospel? (Or, Should We Ask These Questions?)

Over at The Two Cities, John Dunne has written an interesting little article on whether or not John wrote the fourth gospel (the one we now call “John”). He posits, based on just a few pieces of evidence, that it was perhaps (and he does emphasize the word perhaps) Lazarus who wrote the gospel....
October 6th, 2011 | Education, Evangelicals, Featured, Protestant, Religion, The Gospel | Read More