Category: Words

Why Hate Wal-Mart? 0

Why Hate Wal-Mart?

For all the hatred of Wal-Mart out there, they seem to be doing their part to help two of the left’s favorite constituents: poor people, and the environment. The last time I got a prescription there, it cost $2. Not to mention the fact that the rest of my groceries...

Five Theological Turnings, 2 0

Five Theological Turnings, 2

I finished the second McLaren session from the Abilene Christian University Lectureship, and he was again fairly interesting in his diagnosis of a number of problems within the church, but his read on them exposes some antipathy to conservative viewpoints. He talks some about atonement, and describes penal-substitution this way:...

Five Theological Turnings, 1 0

Five Theological Turnings, 1

Brian McLaren spoke recently at the Abilene Christian University Lectureship. ACU is a fairly conservative school, so I was a bit surprised when I saw that he’d be there. Today I’m listening to his first session, called “Five Theological Turnings” (1 of 2). I’ll be posting my thoughts here as...

Insanity 0

Insanity

I just read once again the oft-repeated line, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” (To be fair, the person I just read it from said “a” definition, attributing the phrase to Einstein) I’ve heard this time and again in...

Brian McLaren’s Bad Logic 0

Brian McLaren’s Bad Logic

Some subpar reasoning from one of the prominent leaders of Emergent and progressive evangelicalism: “I’ve only met one person in my travels in recent months who has said he is voting for McCain, and that was because he was an admittedly single-issue voter,” Mr. McLaren said. “Nearly all the vocal...

2000 Verses 6

2000 Verses

There’s a movement afoot (how often do you get to use that word?) whose leaders like to repeat a particular statistic over and over.  I’ll pause and let you try to figure it out, as you list everyone who fits this description in your head.  Okay. Here’s a smattering of...