Yelling At My Windshield, Part Six

I am mostly through Dr. Clark’s talk on the active obedience of Christ. In one part of his lecture, he gives a great long list of theologians who affirm and believe in the active obedience of Christ. Missing from this section of his lecture was a sentence like the following: “Douglas Wilson, well known advocate of …

The Politics of Sodomy: Has It Come to That?

INTRODUCTION Often we confront problems in our individual lives, or in our families, and after we have exhausted all the possibilities in our hunt for a solution, we ask others to pray for us. “Oh,” some might be tempted to think. “Has it come to that?” We must learn to begin where we are sometimes …

Yelling At My Windshield, Part Five

Just finished listening to Michael Horton’s contribution to the Westminster conference. He made lots of fine points, and is clearly well-read in all the literature that surrounds this particular embarrassment to Christian discourse. Nevertheless, some fundamental misapplications are still there, and the stumbling block is that pesky word merit. I am reminded of that section …

Cultural Trajectory

Growing Dominion, Part 9 Dominion will never be understood through worry. The natural tendency of those who are able to identify trajectories is to assume that what they currently see will go on forever and ever. Herman Melville thought that civilization would end as soon as we ran out of whale oil. After a week …

Yelling At My Windshield, Part Four

At the conclusion of his talk, Dr. Baugh offered some salient comments on the first verses of Galatians 5, over against various forms of covenant nomism. And shoot, I AGREED WITH HIM (the “all caps” are so that theological scholars might pick up on this particular nuance) in his critique of the idea that we …

Yelling At My Windshield, Part Three

In his talk on “Justification Under Fire,” Dr. Baugh works through three positions. First he takes on the New Perspective. Then he moves on to Norman Shepherd. And third he addresses the Federal Vision, which he regards as having adopted and advanced the positions of Shepherd. When he gets to (as the Victorians would have …