Category Archives: Christian life

Taste, Touch, Handle

…that you may consecrate to God an enriched man. From This Day in Presbyterian History, Machen reflects on his father. I especially enjoyed this bit: He was a profoundly Christian man, who had read widely and meditated earnestly upon the … Continue reading

Posted in Being Human, Christian life, Civil religion, Fundamentalism, History, Links, Machen, Old Life, Pietism, Protestant piety, Quotes, Reformed piety, Spirituality of the Church, Two-kingdoms | 2 Comments

Advantage 2K

Since this nugget was quoted in none of the responses to DGH’s response to the response to the response to the…, I thought it would be good fodder for a discussion here in the ‘house. From DVD’s Nth level response … Continue reading

Posted in Applied Christianity, Christian life, Church and State, Culture, Culture War, David VanDrunen, DG Hart, Natural Law, Old Life, Ordained Servant, Quotes, Reformed piety, Two-kingdoms, W2K, Westminster Seminary | 19 Comments

What Would Jesus Brew?

From my buddy Mike Hess, owner and proprietor of Hess Brewing (and sole provider of liquid refreshment to Hoagies&Stogies), here’s an unfortunately titled article in the Wall Street Journal. This bit in the middle is about Hoagies&Stogies: For at least … Continue reading

Posted in Christian life, Creation, Culture, Fundamentalism, Outhouse Quick Hits, Plugs, Quotes, Some fun, Videos | 1 Comment

Guess Who

Cornelius Van Til stands as the prince of twentieth-century Christian apologetics. He has had by far the most profound impact on my own thinking of all my teachers. His theological insight and prophetic witness have been a conscience, if not … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Christian life, Christian Reformed Church, Guess the Good Guy, Outhouse Quick Hits, Quotes, Van Til, Who Said That | 5 Comments

Trinity Hymnal, T. David Gordon Edition

Coming up in just three weeks, not only is T. David Gordon speaking to my kids’ schools Parent Academy, on the following evening (Sat Apr 14) he will address Hoagies & Stogies, on the topic of his recent book, Why … Continue reading

Posted in Applied Christianity, Christian life, Ecclesiology, Links, Plugs, Reformed piety, Resources, Review, T. David Gordon, Worship | 1 Comment

Thesis Thursday

We have hit an anniversary here at Thesis Thursday. Walther’s 1st lecture was September 12, 1884, and his 32nd lecture was June 19, 1885. Then apparently the seminary took a summer break, because Lecture 33 wasn’t until September 4, 1885, … Continue reading

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Thesis Thursday

In Lecture 31, Walther discusses mortal vs. venial sins: Thesis XIX. In the fifteenth place, the Word of God is not rightly divided when the preacher speaks of certain sins as if they were not of a damnable, but of … Continue reading

Posted in Christian life, Compare and Confess, Gospel, Law/Gospel Distinction, Lutheranism, Protestant preaching, Protestant slogans, Quotes, Thesis Thursday | 11 Comments