Category: Church

15 Proposals for Church Renewal

To begin, if you aren’t following Tara Ann Thieke on Twitter, you should remedy that. She’s great. This post is inspired by a list she posted on Twitter awhile back which we have been discussing intermittently in Mere O Slack...

/ November 11, 2019

What is a society?

On Facebook my friend Scott Pryor rightly notes that if Dr. Miller failed to define ‘justice’ in his essay at Providence, my post suffers from the lack of a definition of “society.” So here is a stab at answering that question.

/ September 10, 2019

When the News Isn’t News: On Deconversion Narratives

Let’s just say a few things without naming any particular people or referring to specific events. First, there is a well-defined social script for someone who grew up in fundamentalist Christianity to become progressive later in life. This shift toward...

/ August 5, 2019

Why do so many people feel the need to lie about Cardinal McCarrick?

Here is Timothy Egan, a columnist writing in the New York Times:

/ August 31, 2018

On Not Being Like Juan Gines de Sepulveda

If you haven’t read Catherine Addington’s post on the main page today, please do.

/ June 11, 2018
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What do we mean by “community”?

There’s a piece over at TGC I want to flag for a couple reasons. That said, before I get into some reservations about it, I wanted to note that the author is a pastor in Fargo, ND and he’s reporting...

/ June 6, 2018

A Brief Note on Paige Patterson’s Defenders

If we practice latitudinarianism either individually or corporately in an age like our own, we have removed our credibility before the non-Christian, post-Christian relativistic, skeptical, lost world. If you think that those who have rejected the plastic culture and are...

/ June 5, 2018

Evangelicals and Catholics Together in 2018

Brief notes on this question: First, Rod is correct in his response to Walther in which he notes the extremely American characteristics of American Catholicism. Moreover, this is a trend that goes back some time—at least to JFK’s awful speech...

/ May 8, 2018

What should a priest be?

Vanauken:

/ February 27, 2017
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The Puritan Society

From The Puritan Experiment:

/ December 27, 2016