Lenten Thrift Shop

I’ve had conflicted thoughts about Lenten practices and other aspects of the medieval liturgical calendar for years. But I’m pretty sure my reasons are significantly different from those of contemporary evangelicals. My concern is a matter of the effectiveness (or counter-productivity) of communal formative habits and modest implementation of a regulative principle of worship in … Continue reading Lenten Thrift Shop

My Leithartian Framework

This is a summary of my interpretation (or adaptation?) of the ritualistic framework for soteriology that I've learned from reading Peter Leithart's materials. I favor it, because I think it does a good job modeling ordinary human social and developmental reality and the perspective from which the biblical authors were writing. This soteriological framework is … Continue reading My Leithartian Framework

Postcards from Reformed Roarrior Territory

I've recently been writing numerous posts about my anecdotal experiences over the last decade in some of the regions, enclaves, culdesacs, alcoves, dens, and pits where lions in the wilds of ultraconservative Reformed Christianity make their home. And I decided to assemble a list of those posts in one place. So, here we go. I … Continue reading Postcards from Reformed Roarrior Territory

My Paradoximillennialism

I'm into paradoximillennialism, which means paradoxical postmillennialism. That's my particular variation on optimillennialism, which means optimistic postmillennialism. I wouldn't be surprised if I were accused of pessimillennialism, which means pessimistic amillennialism, by another strain of optimillennialists. So what do I mean? The Alexander the Great mentality is one of the worst thing about postmillennialists in … Continue reading My Paradoximillennialism