"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.

Aha

Jason, yeah, I’ve been following Enns’ series. With my background (and somewhat my present) in churches that pretty much worship the Bible, having stories from folks who don’t is really helpful. That sort of historical literary study really helps reinforce for me that the Bible is an inspired means by which God has made Himself […]

After this long, do we really need a title for a new post?

Well, we’re going on three weeks here, folks. How’s the summer going for everybody? Our kids are about to wrap up our semi-ecumenical cycle of VBSs – they’ve done two local Bible churches, our EFree, the local Assembly of God, but missed the local LCMS this year; that was just one too many. Interesting to […]

#more

Hashtivism is just status signaling. To a large extent, yes. But, in at least this most recent case, hashtavism appears to have accomplished its stated goal of having CT change position and take down the post. So it wasn’t *just* status signaling, was it? The bullet points from my perspective look like this: Hashtavism’s primary […]

Activism

it could be construed as doing a good thing so as to be noticed by others. Sure, but is hashtag activism any different than any other sort of activism in that way? Hashtags require a lot less energy and commitment than, say, marching in a protest, but when the cause is just we don’t typically […]

Live by the hashtag, die by the hashtag…

Matthew, I wouldn’t have asked if I didn’t want opinions. I agree with you that most of the time folks just stop with the hashtag, which is minimally useful at best. (Remember all the people who tinted their profile pics green for Egypt? Or was it Iran? Or was it some other color? Perhaps I’m […]

What’s an average joe to do?

Randy, I’d be game for an occasional Skype call or Google Hangout or whatever technology would facilitate a podcast. I think it’d be fun. On a slightly different topic, the Leadership Journal brouhaha last week brought out some varied opinions about the wisest course for online activism. Some called for taking the post down, others […]

Ugly ugly

Jason, yeah, it’s a rather ugly tempest. The TGC folks are insistent that the departures of Mahaney and Joshua Harris aren’t related to Tullian’s departure, but the timing seems suspicious especially considering that Tullian’s brother has been very outspoken about the SGM abuse stuff. Then Tullian came out full bore today saying that the Keller/Carson […]

Evangelical celebrity could be OK…

Justin, I don’t really disagree with you re: Billy Graham and the evangelical fascination with celebrity pastors, but it seems to me like there’s a substantive difference between Graham and the celebrity pastors of today. (Now remember I’m a youngster who only remembers Graham as a really old guy, so somebody can correct me if […]

You just get tired

I haven’t listened to it yet, but there’s a recent interview floating around where Al Mohler talked to Stanley Hauerwas. I need to get to the whole thing, but this excerpt (pointed out by Scot McKnight) seemed appropriate for this place: [Mohler:] …be a prophet for a moment. You can do that. In other words, […]

Radical

Jaredd, the Gettys have about 2 really good hymns, but everything else of theirs I’ve run in to has been so overly wordy that they’re darn near impossible to sing. What I don’t get is why we can’t just sing more good old hymns. At a minimum, when I plan worship services on occasion they’re […]