Writing Down the Jones

Two for Tuesday 1

Two for Tuesday

Well, actually Friday.  Yes, only 3 days until I join the dual-core revolution.  I ordered my new set on Sunday night from NewEgg: Athlon 64 X2 4000+ 2GB pqi Turbo DDR2 667 Gigabyte mobo with 690V chipset and 2000MHz HyperTransport MSI 8500GT OC 256MB GDDR3 It’s not my dream system,...

They’re Only Words 2

They’re Only Words

I recently met Mike Todd, sole proprietor of Waving or Drowning, in the comments to my post Mark Driscoll and the Progressive Double Standard. We had a hearty disagreement, but Mike seemed to be interested in actually talking to me, rather than just tell me my modern theology is worthless...

Easy Now 0

Easy Now

The other day I was reading this poem by Karsten Piper (read it, the title of this post will then make sense) and started to think about the story of the Rich Young Ruler, particularly the ending. You know, the whole camel-through-the-eye-of-a-needle thing. I haven’t studied it a great deal,...

Common Ground 6

Common Ground

[Disclaimer: This post may make me seem divisive, but I don’t intend it to.] Why is the progressive Christian movement – led in part by Brian McLaren, Doug Pagitt, Tony Jones, and others – so obsessed with finding common ground? I’m hearing it everywhere.  Common ground between Christianity and Islam,...

Mark Driscoll and the Progressive Double Standard 7

Mark Driscoll and the Progressive Double Standard

As I thought a little bit more about the tendency I discussed in my last post, other instances of the progressive double standard came to mind.  The most glaring is all the flack Mark Driscoll has taken for pointing out bad theology, particularly at last year’s Convergent Conference (my thoughts...

Wife Swap and the Liberal Mind 9

Wife Swap and the Liberal Mind

My son is sick, so my wife stayed home tonight while I went to praise team practice at the church. While I was gone she watched Wife Swap. Tonight’s episode swapped a very conservative Christian family with a very liberal Christian family. In my trade mark fashion I will refer...