Stuff I Don’t Like That Much: Catholicism Edition

Stuff I Don’t Like That Much: Catholicism Edition

D.G. Hart, this one’s for you. . . . Most of you won’t know this, but Darryl and I kind of used to be pals (in a professor/student kind of way, of course). He was my faculty advisor at Westminster, and he oversaw my work on a directed research project examining Calvin and Edwards on the issue of assurance (a project for which I not only earned an A, but which Darryl described as an “impressive study” [hey, turns out that...

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Suffer the Little Children (Or, Make the Little Children Suffer)

At a friend’s suggestion I am reading Frank Schaeffer’s controversial memoir, Crazy for God, about what it was like to grow up at L’Abri as the only son of evangelical superstars Francis and Edith Schaeffer (to give you a hint at the perspective from which he writes, the book’s subtitle is How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back). It becomes clear pretty early...

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Pathetic Emergent Hipsterism and Christianity

A friend and church member recently passed along to me Brett McCracken’s Wall Street Journal article titled “The Perils of ‘Wannabe Cool’ Christianity,” and if you’ve not read it yet, it is definitely worth the time. McCracken begins the piece by citing a stat from a 2007 Lifeway Research study that concluded that a full 70% of Protestants between the ages of 18-22 stop attending church on a regular basis. The reason for this...

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Pathetic Emergent Hipsterism and Christianity

A friend and church member recently passed along to me Brett McCracken’s Wall Street Journal article titled “The Perils of ‘Wannabe Cool’ Christianity,” and if you’ve not read it yet, it is definitely worth the time. McCracken begins the piece by citing a stat from a 2007 Lifeway Research study that concluded that a full 70% of Protestants between the ages of 18-22 stop attending church on a regular basis. The reason for this...

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Pathetic Emergent Hipsterism and Christianity

A friend and church member recently passed along to me Brett McCracken’s Wall Street Journal article titled “The Perils of ‘Wannabe Cool’ Christianity,” and if you’ve not read it yet, it is definitely worth the time. McCracken begins the piece by citing a stat from a 2007 Lifeway Research study that concluded that a full 70% of Protestants between the ages of 18-22 stop attending church on a regular basis. The reason for this...

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Why Anne Rice Thinks That We’re Not Nice

As many of you know, Anne Rice was writing about vampires long before Buffy, Bella, and Sookie Stackhouse were household names, and many followed with interest her conversion to Christianity back in 2005. Well, it looks like Ms. Rice’s days as a churchgoer are pretty much over…. She announced on Facebook that: I remain committed to Christ as always but not to being “Christian” or to being part of Christianity. It’s simply...

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