So was that the first documentable case of a neo-Calvinist/neo-Reformed guy having any form of publicly explained retraction of any previous statement? Cuz it kinda seems like a first. I didn’t think I’d ever see one of those guys even have a proxy say “Well, he wishes he hadn’t said anything.” I mean, what self-respecting [...]
I think we heartily agree on those three points, Fearsome. :)
The opening ten minutes highlight the essential problem of the Prime Directive. An old friend of mine said that any honest Trek fan has to consider that many of the best stories in the Trek franchise happened when people ignored the prime directive. Maybe it’s like the Geneva Convention of Star Trek. People know what [...]
He impressed me, negatively, decades ago with Charismatic Chaos. Just go with the Benny Hinns and kinda skim over Gordon Fee’s work in textual scholarship why don’t you? Where I grew up Pentecostal it was okay to read Solzhenitsyn, Fee, Schaeffer, and even bits of Kierkegaard. You could admit you sometimes listened to Dave Brubeck. [...]
I was chronically underemployed for the years when the book first came out so I haven’t read any of it. Just begun catching up to things in the last seven months on books and culture stuff. I’ll admit that picking up a box set of the complete Haydn piano sonatas has trumped books. Though those [...]
except when doing things the denominational way involves heavy levels of internal and external accountability, perhaps. But perhaps that’s too cynical.
yep, they sure do. :)
having seen people who espoused one style of leadership eventually (inevitably?) embrace another I am not sure I trust the idealists even as much as the pragmatic bean-counters these days.
It took me years to work out that IHOP was not just a shorthand for a place that sells pancakes.
I think it’s better exercise to haul around 15 to 20 pounds of books. :) Plus books, if you don’t like them, can get dropped off at a used book store and right of first sale still applies, as opposed to say attempting to sell back a digital download.