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Author Archives: Zrim
Alan Jacobs speculates on what it means (or doesn’t, as the case may be) to be a conservative: I am not and never have been a Republican. I feel roughly as alienated from that party as I do from the … Continue reading
It’s hard enough to advocate for a form of educational delivery many in our conservative Reformed environs deem as unwise at best and satanic at worst–have you ever noticed how the Reformed talk about secular education the way Fundamentalists talk … Continue reading
It’s a fairly popular way of theorizing against Islam, namely that to be a good Muslim one must also embrace violence. But, loathe as I am to admit, it may be that NRA logic is onto something. Maybe books don’t … Continue reading
In light of the recent dust-up that Darrell Todd (“Scoop”) Maurina’s hit piece has created (again, again, again, and again.But wait, there’s more), an Outhouse correspondent has reached back into the archives and requested something get re-posted. As if Old … Continue reading
Some of the discussion at OldLife about high and low culture has prompted me to re-post.
A denial of our creatureliness leads to a denial of the various ways we are indebted and gives rise to the autonomous individual. Autonomous individuals are marked by ingratitude, for their faces are turned unstintingly toward the blinding light of … Continue reading
Probably not. But Pulpit Freedom Sunday, the evangelical version of the Catholic Fortnight for Freedom, is upon us tomorrow. And in addition to receiving Christ and him crucified tomorrow, it may be more edifying today to listen to Gross … Continue reading
And snicker at Baptists and Presbyterian leaning Baptists, and did I mention that Methodists are Baptists who can read (thanks, Tom Skerritt). But seriously, flow charts are all the rage in Dispensationalism, even if to the infernal chagrin of Amilennialists. … Continue reading
At least for me. During my own time within the egalitarian CRC, it always seemed to me that the ordination issue was a battle between the culturalists who wanted men to know the world is flat and those who wanted … Continue reading
David Blankenhorn has recently amended his posture on the whole issue. Some conservative Calvinists find much with which to resonate in Blankenhorn’s outlook, but also worry that a public intellectual ought not to resign himself like this. Point well taken. … Continue reading
Religious Bigotry, Like Sin, Is an Equal Opportunity Affliction, or Toward a Better Anti-Catholicism
Much of the brouhaha over Jason Stellman’s development has garnered a lot of chatter over the Catholic-Protestant divide, the sound of a squeaky wheel being reinvented. In the process, strong language tends to give way to incivility. Even those of … Continue reading
Matthew Tuininga is doctoral candidate in Ethics and Society at Emory University in Atlanta, is currently writing his dissertation on John Calvin’s two kingdoms theory, and is licensed to preach in the United Reformed Churches of North America. He also blogs at … Continue reading