When Progressive Isn’t

In reality, [transgenderism] presents a spectrum of appearance and behavior that leaves store employees helpless to discern the difference between the pranksters, predators, and the genuine troubled souls in the trans community. —David French

Mamet: When People Stop Arguing

of course, all people argue. That’s what a democracy is. When you stop arguing, that’s when you have a dictatorship. —David Mamet (HT: Barry Ickes).

John Owen Society: The Glorious, Indivisible, Trinitarian Work of God in Christ

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If you are near Oxford (UK) on 4 May 2016 and interested in confessional Reformed theology and piety then you may be interested in hearing, Dr Jonathan Gibson, Associate Minister at Cambridge Presbyterian Church and author of From Heaven He Came and . . . Continue reading →

Strangers And Aliens (16d): Defending The Faith (1 Peter 3:13–17)

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The pagans have no frame of reference by which to understand what we are saying. The Christian faith is a mystery. We claim that a Jewish rabbi was crucified and raised on the third day, that he was and remain, in fact, God the Son incarnate. There is nothing about paganism that prepares them to understand that. Further. the pagans think about religion as a matter of works, as a matter of a quid pro quo. They think that the gods are powers to be controlled and manipulated. We make offerings and we perform duties and thereby, they think, we have obligated the gods to be good to us. That is not the Christian faith. We say that God has been gracious to us in that while we were sinners (disobedient and judgment deserving), God sent his Son to obey for us, in our place, and to die for us, as our substitute. We say that we are right with God not by anything we have done or can do but merely because God has credited to us who believe all that Jesus did for us. That is a supernatural religion. The pagan has a natural religion. He elevates nature (works) into a religion and seeks to use it to control the gods. Continue reading →

Why American Evangelicals Convert To And Imitate Rome

Some 57,400 American Protestants converted to Roman Catholicism between 1831 and 1860… Protestants reacted strongly to such Catholic proselytizing. They attributed the Catholics’ success in part to the cultural appeal of their imagery and art. Accordingly, Protestants began to make use themselves . . . Continue reading →