Category Archives: Civil religion

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

When did God make America?

It’s over a week out of date now, but I ran into this trail of 4th of July tweets and found them amusing. I don’t know how many of these tweeters were Leno-man-on-the-street level idiots, but it turns out this … Continue reading

Posted in Church and State, Civil religion, Friday fun, Humor, Outhouse Quick Hits, Quotes, Some fun | 3 Comments

Have You any Woolley?

Yes sir, yes sir, three posts full! (and probably more) The OPC is a bit of a black sheep of a denomination, so I guess it should be no surprise it would have some Woolley, but I had never heard … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Calvinism, Church and State, Civil religion, Culture War, Fundamentalism, Legalism, Liberty, Liberty of Conscience, Machen, Paul Woolley, Pietism, Prohibition, Quotes, Reformed Confessionalism, Reformed piety, Transformationism, Two-kingdoms, Westminster Seminary | Leave a comment

WCF Says No on Gay Marriage

To pull a trick from Zrim’s bag, I think it’s time for a re-post, revised and expanded for our current times (because if the Outhouse is about anything, it’s about Relevance!) The question came up what (R/W/Z)2K’ers think of the … Continue reading

Posted in American Conservative, Applied Christianity, Church and State, Civil religion, Confessionalism, Confessions, Conservatism, Culture War, Family, Liberty, Liberty of Conscience, Natural Law, News and culture, Reformed Confessionalism, Spirituality of the Church, Two-kingdoms | 200 Comments

This Week in 2K History

For your consideration, here are a couple of interesting data points in 2K History from This Day in Presbyterian History over the last week. May 16, 1861: A Political Issue Divides the Old School General Assembly: Rev. Gardiner Spring, the … Continue reading

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One Lord, One Baptism, One Sentiment

This is so DGH, it’s not worth trying to Guess Who: An implicit assumption of faith-based politics is that people who hold the same religious convictions will, or at least should, look at the political order in similar ways. Some invoke … Continue reading

Posted in American Conservative, Church and State, Civil religion, Compare and Confess, Conservatism, Culture War, Culture-of-life, DG Hart, evangelicals, History, Quotes, Transformationism, Two-kingdoms | 47 Comments

Water is Thicker than Blood

Heard an intriguing quote from an unlikely source during my commute .mp3 listening. The discussion started in relationship to how “Christmas” seems to get earlier and earlier every year, no longer held back by the buffer of Thanksgiving. I bet … Continue reading

Posted in Baptism, Christian life, Church and State, Church relations, Civil religion, Ecclesiology, Guess the Good Guy, Protestant slogans, Quotes, Spirituality of the Church, Two-kingdoms, Who Said That | 20 Comments