"Seek out the society of your boon companions, drink, play, talk bawdy, and amuse yourself. One must sometimes commit a sin out of hate and contempt for the Devil, so as not to give him the chance to make one scrupulous over mere nothings…" –Luther

Chris

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I'm a mid-30s engineer and software nerd from the Midwest. Married and father to three daughters, I lead worship occasionally at our EFCA church. While I won't ever be keeping up with some of our fellows on the fine points of Lutheran doctrine, I enjoy providing grist for the Tavern's conversation mill.

If you tracked my Goodreads stream a little closer, Jaredd, you’d know I read almost none of it. My reading pile is very strongly Catholic and Anglican, which manages to keep me (somewhat) sane. But I have gotten enough of it from pastors at churches I attended (or still find myself at), and still have […]

Painting

That’s an awful broad brush you’re painting with there. Yep. Am I just making the mistake of assuming that the vocal neo-Reformed that I hear from / deal with so much are the exception rule rather than the rule exception? Maybe I’m just running with the wrong crowd. Edited because I’m an idiot and had […]

Oh, and Jason, to your point: it would seem to me that large swaths of Christian leadership, both pastors and professors, would much prefer if the Christian sheep just did what the leaders said rather than read, pray, study, and discern for themselves. I’ve found precious few pastors who actually encourage that sort of exploration […]

I can’t help but think, in purely practical terms, that this move by WV is going to result in a drastic reduction in support, drastically curtailing their humanitarian efforts. Anecdotal evidence from Twitter last night indicated that ~2000 WV sponsorships were dropped yesterday. Ouch.

Jesse, Justin, you guys make helpful points, thanks. I suppose I’m wishing for too much. Yes, there is growing outrage around the Pride issue from watchbloggers and World Mag. What I’d really love to see is for the same guys who are tweeting “Farewell, World Vision” to also be riding Driscoll for his heavy-handed leadership […]

A Framework for Selective Outrage?

See, where I get conflicted is between the whole “this is the moral issue of our day and Christians must be steadfast in clinging to the Biblical line” argument (which I go for, to an extent) on one hand, and on the other hand the feeling that the church has chosen this particular issue to […]

So, anybody wanna touch the World Vision thing?

So, World Vision announced that it’ll now consider hiring Christians who are in monogamous same-sex marriages. The responses so far have been predictable. Those vehemently opposed to gay marriage are calling for folks to stop supporting World Vision. (Piper, Denny Burk, Russell Moore, Trevin Wax, etc.) The rhetoric on their side is to “grieve for […]

Canon Fodder

I linked to this on my blog a couple months ago, but a feed burp last night put it on Jason’s Facebook page, and he asked me to post it here. Ben Myers (@FaithTheology) did a Twitter series of 140-character summaries of each book of the Bible which he called ‘Canon Fodder’. While it may […]

Post-Evangelical

From Twitter last night: Theory: “Post-evangelical” is a fancy word for people who refuse to admit they’re either mainline Protestant or Catholic. Discuss. Thoughts?

Ham On Nye

Yeah, I listened through it. I might blog some thoughts later, but I didn’t find it very satisfying. Ham basically demonstrated that his entire story is based on reading Genesis literally as a history. Nye laid out basically what I expected him to – that science is the be-all, end-all, and that we don’t have […]