On the Attempted Defenestration of Mablog Through the Overton Window

So then first, what is this Overton Window? That window, named after Joseph “Wiki” Overton — who coined the phrase — refers to the range of ideas that are palatable, thinkable, acceptable, or otherwise within the pale, when it comes to public discourse. Outside the window, you’re just a hate-filled weirdo. In the area of …

The Naughty Boy of Evangelicalism

Introduction: One of the things I learned from the late Gary North was the three-fold division regarding different kinds of religion. There were, according to his taxonomy, these three: power religion, escape religion, and dominion religion. This grid can be applied to all religions, which means it can also be applied to the evangelical subsets …

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Kevin DeYoung and the Taxonomy of Conflict

Introduction: As we contemplate the melee that is the Reformed evangelical world today, it is very easy for the folks in the stands to get a little bewildered. As the saying goes, you can’t tell the players without a scorecard, and the different numbers on the jerseys really helps. And if ever there were a …

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Viewing the NQN 2019 Game Film

Introduction: Well then, we have completed our second edition of No Quarter November, and with none of the support staff being hurt or maimed in any way. And as you may recall, last year I followed up all the NQN doings with a post mortem, which you can read here. The salient questions were, at …

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