"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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I know it’s too much to ask angered bloggers to pretend to write like real journalists, so I’m curious if any one has read a piece on WorldVision’s loss of 10K sponsorships that includes data from Compassion or other organizations and whether or not their sponsor numbers went up during the same time of the […]


I have no idea what you’re talking about, Bill. How is Dynasty geek related?

We’re one of the loser families who haven’t sponsored a child through one of the organizations that does things like that. I’d easily choose Compassion today for many reasons, including yesterday’s announcement, but mostly because Rich Mullins did ;-) I think it’s probably a better thing to continue the sponsorship of the child until they […]

Wow, Jesse. My astonishment isn’t with the content (I largely agree) but with the timing. We just announced yesterday that I’m moving this summer, in accordance with what the writer outlined about our process. Shea, I’m a Wesleyan evangelical. I’ll go where they go.

Neither, Shea. I’ve got too much pietism in me to be a Lutheran.

I fear my church is going to face some defections soon. There’s lots of grumbling. I realize that most reporters don’t know the ins and outs of the denomination (most Methodists don’t either), but the recent cases have been isolated to just a few conferences on the coasts. Hamilton’s bishop was recently asked, in a […]

Hey, Brian. How about giving us a good rundown on the situation in Ukraine?

Carl Trueman never seems to back down on some of the issues facing his tribe (so to speak), and this piece in First Things proves it. One of the more interesting parts, though, is at the beginning where he notes that, by classical definition, he is an evangelical. In America, though, that label has been […]

I’d say someone needs to go back and read the original article without jumping to conclusions. And possibly the book, too.