"Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom?" –Marvin Martian

Jaredd

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High school math teacher. Reader. Thinker. Taught AP Stats for a dozen years and love it. Love fantasy and sci-fi and discussing it with friends. Am not sure where I fit in the Evangelical/post-evangelical/emergent spectrum, but sure am enjoying exploring what all these different folk have to say!

measure

That said, with very few exceptions, our churches are still largely organized under the homogeneous unit principle. They’re still segregated. Both within and outside churches, our Black neighbors still feel weighed down by our culture. Sounds to me like you just measured it.

various

Jason: I’m trying to get my mind around how you could possible measure whether that did or did not have any effect. For all we know, there might be communities where that movement had a large, positive effect. Phil Vischer podcast ep. 129 touched on so many fascinating issues. Chris was wondering about reducing suspensions […]

Tricky?

Chris, I’m having a really hard time with the picture you paint of a super fine line between modesty and shame. I simply cannot find a way to convince myself that this is a difficult balance to walk. And frankly you seem to be describing an anti-fundie/RHE blogosphere created tempest when in fact reality is […]

still confused

I’ll fully admit that I’m still a bit reactionary about things like dress / modesty codes given my fundie upbringing. That’s what you said. I literally have about zero clue what that means. Especially since you’re a straight guy and you have daughters. If we accept the testimony of many of our sisters that they […]

straw too

Now you’ve made a straw man out of my argument. I never said that biology is the only explanation. Although FP‘s argument was centered more around that aspect. Boys love baseball hats. They are generally banned from wearing them. On that basis alone, I’d say boys feel the sting of dress codes as much as girls. […]

FT

Thanks, FT. Exactly.

dress codes

Richard and Chris today tweeted this. Which somehow suggests that dress codes unfairly target females. I have a very visceral reaction to this idea: hogwash, balderdash and ridiculousness. Here are a few thoughts as to why: Dress codes are not sexist, by simple inspection. Boys cannot show their butt-cracks and their penises or their bellies. […]

distinction

There is a difference between saying “I don’t think dispensationalism is a valid interpretation of scripture” vs. “dispensationalism has no basis in any exegesis in any way”. Do you really believe the latter?

fantasy

To state that the entire dispensational theology and rapture theology has ZERO basis in any exegetical thought seems harsh and, frankly, untrue. Whatever its origins, people at Dallas, Talbot and a host of other places have worked pretty darn hard on doing just that.

true story?

Wow. That was harsh. I know that many of things he says are true. But he makes it sound like Dallas TS is a cult. Most of the pastors I’ve sat under having degrees from Dallas. Or from seminaries that agree with Dallas…