A Different Sort of Dead Orthodoxy

“He rocked back in his chair and stared thoughtfully at the picture of his family on the opposite wall, just above the sofa covered with multiple stacks of books, all of them written by men with fifty-pound heads. Most of them were now deceased, and John used to declare from the pulpit that being dead had done nothing but add to their orthodoxy. For her part, Cindi had often told him that he was the theological equivalent of a mad scientist and had added the corollary that sofas were for sitting on.”

Evangellyfish, p. 70

The Content Cluster Muster (11.14.19)

A Bit of Goodness, Right There: Reactions to Mac: 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/DdNgfQuutX— Marcus (@ImKingGinger) November 13, 2019 Thx PlannedParenthood for Making it Clear: Per Planned Parenthood: abortion is birth control. https://t.co/6D6aGIYUCK— Greg Scott (@GScottSays) November 13, 2019 The Lord Sayin’ “Knock off those praise choruses.”: Estava em pecado ou então usaram cola escolar ao invés de …

So He Looked Old School

“Pastor Mitchell had been in 2 Corinthians for two years now and was only in chapter 7. This, compared with his predecessors, made him a speed demon . . . He was a regular Tishbite—gray beard, bushy eyebrows, and slender build. And though he didn’t eat locusts or wild honey all that much, he still managed to look like a cross between Moses, Elijah, John the Baptist, and Gandalf. But for all that he was only forty-two and very spry . . . He looked severe enough that no one really noticed that he was not severe at all, and this meant that no one had a conscience attack or felt like they were going soft in their Calvinism because he always looked like he was being strict with them. So things were swell at Grace Reformed.”

Evangellyfish, p. 68