Two days ago was Reformation Day (and Halloween, of course, but that’s less interesting), and I never did get around to writing anything or throwing in my token of celebration. So I’m taking up a different topic on this later day: the aftermath of the Reformation. I want to offer a few thoughts on the way the … Continue reading "Protestant Reformation: The Day After"
Unity. This word frequently presses on my mind in relation to the Church. There appears to be little unity these days. We’ve splintered into thousands of denominations. Even the large denominations and groups are internally divided in many ways. Churches split from churches for stupid reasons. Churches fall apart because of horrible, divisive people. So many groups make their distinctives … Continue reading "Jesus Prayed, “May They Be One as We Are One” (My Growing Passion for Church Unity)"
Broadly speaking, there are four kinds of people in Protestant Christianity. These are not denominational lines, but apply more broadly, affecting the entire Christian worldview. What are these sections? Liberalism, progressivism, evangelicalism, and fundamentalism. All of these are rather distinct. Liberals tend to deny fundamental tenants of Christian doctrine in favor of a more private and … Continue reading "Evangelicals vs. Fundamentalists: What’s the Difference?"
Before I get into the meat of this post, I’ll define my terms for any readers who don’t know exactly what Evangelical Protestant refers to. “Protestant” encompasses all churches descended from the Reformation, when Martin Luther and others concluded there was rampant intuitional and doctrinal corruption in the Catholic Church. They tried to reform it, … Continue reading "Why I’m Still An Evangelical Protestant"
Are Catholics Christians? To phrase it better, is Catholicism truly Christian, a thing which genuinely preaches and follows our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? Do faithful, educated Catholics actually know Him? I do believe the answer is “yes.” I’ve wanted on some level to make a post on this for a very long time, but … Continue reading "In Defense of My Catholic Brethren"
Christian jokes. Gotta’ love ’em. Without further ado, here’s what I got: Baptist Jokes You might be a Southern Baptist if: You think God’s presence is strongest on the back three pews. Your definition of fellowship has something to do with food. You honestly believe that the Apostle Paul spoke King James English. You think … Continue reading "A Few Silly Christian Jokes"