"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


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Calls to end the “Culture War” pretty much mean “I’ll stop throwing rocks a few minutes after you stop.”


That was fast. Qwikster was around longer than this policy. I’m sure there’s something to be learned from all of this (and I’m sure the usual suspects on all sides are penning their blog posts on What This All Means), but I’m still a little amused that this call for unity was met with 48 […]

It seems to me that the outrage over The Proud is all around, as you can witness the backlash against Mark Driscoll, Perry Noble, Steven Furtick, et al. It’s not just a handful of bloggers, either, Christianity Today and World Magazine write about it often — World even started calling it The Second Great Embarrassment. […]

I didn’t realize that The Wind Rises was out already, which means I’ll have to take it in before it’s gone from the theaters. I’m one of the few (it seems) that doesn’t mind the recent dubs that Ghibli movies have received, so if all I can find is a dubbed version in the theaters […]

I couldn’t bring myself to listen or watch. Neither Nye or Ham are exactly tops in their league and are better at soundbytes and entertainment, kind of like listening to a political debate between Bill O’Reily and Rachel Maddow. If there needs to be a Creationist vs. Evolutionist debate, I’d be more interested in hearing […]

To shift gears, enough people here should enjoy this: The Simpsons is doing an homage to Hayao Miyazaki in this weekend’s episode. Here’s a preview. This makes me want to watch Spirited Away again. And is anyone watching The Simpsons anymore? I lost track around the time Maude Flanders died and was recently surprised to […]

One of the defenses of Strange Fire is that charismatics haven’t done a good job at policing their own. A few years back Dan Edelen made that case better than MacArthur and he’s certainly a charismatic, although Johnny’s colleague Phil Johnson made a few salient points as well despite the usual hyperbole. To their credit, […]

Matthew, I was hesitant to throw the whole thing out because of her, but I admit to being a little worried that it was all based on a fishing expedition. As a PT person it’s doubtful she was calling the shots, but having her on the team doesn’t help their reputation. It’s one of the […]

Celebrity Dirt Alert, Evangelical Version

I won’t judge people’s motives…well, most people’s motives. When the whole Mefferd/Driscoll drama ended with an apology and resignation, the PT assistant got a fair amount of press by going public with accusations and proclamations of coverups and Industrial Complexes. The name harkens back to some of the bad old days of Discernablogging. Ingrid Schlueter […]

God Gave Sampled Beats To You

I guess I’m just filing this under the “discussions I thought we’d not be having in 2013″ category — At least not in semi-respected church circles. That said, the people involved with Vision Forum have a lot bigger issues to worry about at this point.