No Servants With Flamethrowers

Sometimes the Bible tells us not to accept certain outrageous things, and we wonder to ourselves, “did churches really need to be told that?” The answer is yes, they did. So do we. For example, Paul once said that no one speaking by the Spirit could say certain things. “Wherefore I give you to understand, …

A Greece Fire

The difference between secular conservatives and secular progressives is that the conservatives talk sense without a foundation, and the progressives talk nonsense without one. Take the truism that you cannot indefinitely spend money you don’t have. The secular conservatives believe that reality is not optional, but cannot give a thorough or consistent account of that …

The Kingdom of God is Like an Inner City Soup Kitchen

A commenter named Tapani raised a question about the Eucharist in a previous thread, and I would like to address it by talking about something else first. Systematic theology, rightly applied, is really nothing more than the art of being able to remember what you have learned from all of Scripture as you encounter any …