"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

Random Discovery

So…my son’s Cub Scout Pack is sponsored by a large-ish Catholic church…whatever you wanna say about Catholics, they seem to do a better job supporting community youth organizations than their Protestant brethren, but I digress… Anyhow, an emailing went out that the church is planning on holding a healing mass and is looking for men […]

Andy writes: I find the hooded jedi alb makes me look most like what I think a new testament figure would look like. Plus, when I wear it I don’t have to wear pants. So now of course we’re all wondering which of you liturgical-type preachers decide to ‘go commando’ under those things. If you […]

FWIW, there’s a lot folks with Reformed soteriology and non-cessationist leanings. Sovereign Grace Ministries, for example, is considered charismatic. (Heck, MacArthur even had Mahaney preach in his church before — irony, huh?) And folks like Johnny Pipes and Driscoll don’t toe the cessationist line either.

Late to the Modesty Discussion…

I don’t have a lot of my own words to say, but I’d like to commend a recent post by Alastair Roberts (our unofficial BHT theologian, don’cha know?) on the topic. I really appreciate what he has to say and the clarity (and charity) with which he lays it out. It is long-ish (as his […]

Jake: I was afraid that I was going to have to actually stop being lazy and distill my thoughts into a post, but I think you’ve said pretty much what I wanted to say. Thanks.

NYE Bubbly

I’ve checked out a copy of “Looper” which I intend to watch as soon as my dear wife comes downstairs from putting baby to sleep. (It’s not misogynist…the kid won’t sleep for anybody else). I may switch over to watch the dang ball drop at midnight. I may not. Regardless, I’mma enjoy a glass of […]

John H wrote: Or you could take a Calvinist approach to new year’s resolutions… I think somebody is confusing Calvinist and Wesleyan theology… ;D

Andy pretty much says what I would have said in response to the points John H. raised. Only, better than I would have. *Drink raised.*


So, let’s assume that there are a subset of features on a gun that make it more practical for eliminating human life as opposed to hunting. Playing devil’s advocate (as a man who has never held or fired a loaded weapon), is there no case where it might make sense to have a gun designed […]

Seven Words?

Sin kills us all. Jesus saves. Believe.