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Wilson and Bayly

28 Jan

Originally posted on CREC Memes:


Tim Bayly isn’t in the CREC, but he is linked from Doug’s blog. In fact, he’s one of the only non-family members linked from Doug’s blog. Doug seems intent on courting the Bayly bros approval. The regular attacks on the intellectual parts of the CREC (not Doug’s jackboot portion) are exactly the sort of thing that Doug would like to get away with, but the best he can do for now is just direct his readership to someone who is doing it for him.

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The He-Man Women Haters Club has met again and declared me an “angry feminist”

28 Jan

Originally posted on A Daughter of the Reformation:

The boys over at the “Blog-that-must-not-be-named” have their shorts in a knot again over things I’ve written. Their most recent concern is a small excerpt from The Soul-numbing Dangers of Patriarchy where I write:

I believe patriarchy to be emotionally abusive because it creates an antagonistic relationship between husbands and wives, men and women.

They responded with the following:

“Patriarchy [is] emotionally abusive?” Does she mean the rule of God the Father over all His creation—that Father-Rule? Does she oppose the rule of Adam, our federal head? The rule of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?

Since they are obviously reading my blog, I find it doubtful that they missed the places where I answer those very questions:

I absolutely believe that God is our Father and that He rules everything. If that’s all that’s meant by patriarchal, then I can agree. However, God is more than our Father. God…

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24 Jan Featured Image -- 8110

Originally posted on MULTIGLOM:

In an access of extreme procrastination, I started taking photographs of the chaos in my flat instead of tidying it up, which in itself was already a form of extreme procrastination since in any case I’m supposed to be working on a novel.

I suppose I should point out that nothing is where it should be – the shoes, for example, are nowhere near the designated shoe area (where all the pretty girly pointy-toed cha-cha heels are stored; I just haven’t been wearing them a lot recently).

None of these scenes were tidied up beforehand in search of a better composition or more impressive components, though I did remove a soiled Kleenex, which looked too sleazy even for me. I also attempted to retouch a small dust bunny – though only succeeded in making it look worse. On the plus side, I don’t suppose it will be noticed among the…

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When Denominations Go Liberal…

15 Sep

(1) Denominational Magazines Go Off the Rails

“Concerns about recent articles on the denominational magazine, ‘The Banner’, had led to six overtures and two letters objecting to the articles, three of the overtures requesting removal of ‘Banner’ editor, Rev. Robert DeMoor.”

(2) Missionaries Don’t get Supported

“A recent synodical decision increased the amount of support missionaries are required to raise from 60 to 90%, effective in 2020. Synod did not accede to two overtures requesting Synod to reassess or remove that new mission model.”

(3) Bureaucracy Gets Expensive

“Synod approved a 1% ministry share increase for 2015, bringing the per adult confessing member assessment up to $336.12.” (I don’t have the exact figure, but I would guess that this is 10 times higher than the URCNA).

(4) Ministers Disappear

“Attendees at past CRC Synods may recall Rev. George Vander Weit, a passionate advocate for Women’s ordination who continued to contribute to ‘The Banner’ in his retirement. Sadly, Rev. Vander Weit disappeared last summer. A delegate reminded Synod of his absence, and another delegate led Synod in prayer.”

Source: “Christian Renewal”, July 16, 2014

New Calvinism: Conclusions

4 Jul

Originally posted on chantrynotes:

A few weeks ago I began blogging about the phenomenon which is called “New Calvinism.” The immediate impetus for this series was an article from Iain Murray of Banner of Truth on the Together for the Gospel Conference. I, too, have been encouraged by the gatherings of so many Christians in which old literature is read, old hymns are sung, and old doctrine is preached. However, I am deeply concerned by statements such as this:

‘New Calvinist’ too easily suggests some kind of departure from ‘the Old’. But what is now occurring in many parts of the United States can patently be seen to have sprung out of what is far from new. It is no more ‘new’ than the doctrine that was heard under Whitefield and Edwards in the 1740s, or later, under Spurgeon or Lloyd-Jones. What was supposed to be ‘as dead as Queen Anne’ is very much…

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Links to DG Hart interview on the 2 Kingdoms

26 May

Erik Charter:

Nice 2009 Interview with D.G. Hart on Two Kingdoms Theology. Hart 101 for newcomers.

Originally posted on Letters from Mississippi:

Here (in response to a recent request) are links to the D.G. Hart interviews. Enjoy…

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

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Civil Lawsuit for Over $1,000,000 Filed by Lourdes Torres-Manteufel Against Doug Phillips & Vision Forum Ministries

15 Apr


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