Category Archives: Pilgrim theology

Caught Between the Scylla and Charybdis

David Van Drunen recently answered a few questions by Chris Cooper at “Credo’s” blog. One answer struck me as particularly insightful, very likely because it captures what my own sense was all those years ago as a smoldering wick within … Continue reading

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Golf Clap, Curmudgeon

The Christian Curmudgeon offers up some sane advice for those given to the immodest impulses of pietism and activism. So there you have it. If you experience “entertainment addiction,” here are two paths to recovery. Pietism: Confess, pray, read the … Continue reading

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A Crucial Question: Westminster on Bonhoeffer

Indeed, what part of Romans 13 or 1 Peter 2 implies that civil disobedience, to say nothing of conspiracy to assassinate a magistrate, is a Christian virtue? The Valiant for Truth wonders: Here’s a crucial question: should “minister of the … Continue reading

Posted in Authority, Bonhoeffer, Culture, Pilgrim theology, Valiant for Truth, Westminster Seminary | 111 Comments

A Reformed Elixir for Labor Day Friday

Riddlebarger plus Gaffin equals a realistic amillennialism that is characterized by a fully detached involvement (or fully involved detachment), which good medicine against all manner of redemptive transformationalism and theocratic tendencies. Bottoms up and cheers.

Posted in Eschatology, Kim Riddlebarger, Pilgrim theology, Reformed piety, Richard Gaffin | Leave a comment

Word of the Day: Politicism

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

Posted in Culture War, News and culture, Outhouse Quick Hits, Pilgrim theology, Quotes, Theology of the Cross/glory, Transformationism, Two-kingdoms | 9 Comments

Oy, the Unbearable Yoke of Exile

A friend at church gave me this morning a copy of Born To Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods (presumably because I, like, care about language). I’ve already devoured the first chapter; rather, I had to … Continue reading

Posted in Legalism, Pilgrim theology, Two-kingdoms, W2K | 3 Comments

Reading Assignment

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

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