Category Archives: Theology

In Which Harvey Responds to Leithart

Over at First Things, Lincoln Harvey writes Leithart asks why sport, and not ballet, is a liturgy of creaturely contingency. The answer to his question is relatively straightforward. We need note an important distinction between the two activities: sport is … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Für das Evangelium sein, heißt gegen etwas zu sein. Die heutige Version des Evangeliums ist für etwas aber nie gegen etwas. #FalseGospel – Peter Voth

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Swords Into Plowshares, Or Plowshares Into Swords?

Micah famously wrote They shall beat their swords into plowshares, And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, Neither shall they learn war any more (Mic 4:3). Later, Joel did not so famously write, … Continue reading

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The Passage of Scripture the Universalists Ignore

‘When the Son of man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory.   All nations will be assembled before him and he will separate people one from another … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Fama huc adversa, sed incerta, nunciat, quam suspiciones vehementer adiuvant, nisi quod a deo pendere novimus, cuius ratio est, ex desperatione in summam spem perducere. — Oswald Myconius

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The Preaching of the Gospel is More Necessary than the Government for the Well Being of Society

Zwingli remarks credo prophetiae sive praedicationis munus sacrosanctum esse, ut quod ante omne officium sit summe necessarium In his Fideo Expositio.  And he’s right.  The government is incapable of transforming people.  The Gospel, on the other hand, does precisely that. … Continue reading

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The Myth of the ‘Mission Trip’

Youth groups and their leaders love ‘mission trips’ but it’s time for a bit of honesty among the practitioners of such enterprises.  First, they exhibit a kind of colonialism and an attitude of superiority.  That is, the mission trippers leave … Continue reading

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