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Category Archives: Theology of the Cross/glory
The first two are here and here. The third is here.
This from one of the geek blogs I read, in response to our recent Big Weather Events: English needs, I think, a word for “beliefs which are motivated by the terror of being powerless against large threats”. The (apparently atheist) author … Continue reading
I may have tacked notices to the side of the Outhouse before about resources (in particular, audio resources), but this time, seriously, this is my Favorite. Is WHI too stodgy for you? Is WWDTM not theological enough? Well, from Pirate … Continue reading
I don’t know if there are any regular visitors to the ‘house that are not already regular readers of OHS JJS’s Creed, Code, Cult, but just in case, you should know that we’ve been given a reading assignment: I’d encourage … Continue reading
No Googling, you know the drill… Americans are not a people accustomed to suffering. We are used to winning, to succeeding, to getting ahead. We want to be “seen at the top.” We plan careers and make career moves. We … Continue reading
Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself. John 6:15 When the Power of God appears in earthly form, he cannot be driven here and … Continue reading
Well, in a contrarian sort of way. But I have always found it curious how Calvinists pile on Pentecostals for being good Pentecostals and bad Calvinists. When Pat Robertson discerns providence that’s because he’s not a Calvinist, who, along with Calvin … Continue reading
It’s that they sound like Calvinists. Especially endearing are Lutherans like Don Matzat who don’t think this reason is an implied insult but, to the contrary, a way to signal a united front when it comes to Protestant orthodoxy. Matzat … Continue reading
Whatever Happened to Sanctification (or Mortification, or Vivification or Glorification)? Or Strange Days Indeed, Most Peculiar, Mama!
John Lennon famously sang that, Everybody’s talking and no one says a word; there’s always something happening and nothing going on; there’s always something cooking and nothing in the pot; everybody’s running and no one makes a move; everybody’s … Continue reading
Does the WHI redesign seem to anybody else to be a little, um, transformational? And with the latest episode right up there titled “The Narcissism Epidemic”, the whole page almost looks like a self-parody. [Update: 9/18] I talked to Horton … Continue reading
It is an ancient art. Its practice has been recorded as far back as the time of the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates (about 399 B.C.). Its nurture, or neglect, has influenced the rise and fall of nations and civilizations. … Continue reading
Having imbibed on the moralist gospel and found it not a little wanting, savvy sinners either hunker back down in their La-z-boys or they just can’t shake the sense that something is yet yanking on their souls. Though it … Continue reading
I know Z is in the middle of reposting his series on Theology of the Cross (and for obvious reasons, we usually try to limit the Outhouse to one sitter at a time), but this was so relevant to that context … Continue reading
In Part One, I suggested that American religion can essentially be broken down into two expressions, moralism or spiritualism (or both). Granted, that is an over-simplification of sorts. But however vulnerable to a thousand qualifications, I think it is … Continue reading
Writer and art critic Robert Hofler of Variety magazine recently said that while American stage is primarily about expression, art and talent, American film is more or less really only about two things, as the title of the recent … Continue reading