Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Machen's Zombie Halloween

"This is the great thing that even a bit of knowledge of history gives to anyone looking at the Emerg* crowd and all the wannabes and spin-offs and penumbrae. They present themselves as deep, nuanced, cutting-edge pioneers, when all they are for all the world are Machen's zombies. Machen (and his fellows) killed those errors dead eighty years ago; but here they are again, shambling about in search of fresh brains to devour."

Dan Phillips

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Logical Conclusions

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage

From John Dewey to the Ivory Tower of Babel in Two Easy Steps:

By and by, Dr. Dwyer was able to relate the photos to each other by identifying abortion as a form of "ageism"—discrimination against the very young—and she said, with apparent difficulty, that she thought it "morally impermissible to kill fetuses." But she couldn't give a reason why. "I haven't got a clue what makes killing human beings wrong," she said in all sincerity. To her credit, she didn't suggest that we "get over" the question but that "we need to think more deeply" about it.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Gospel

"A Substitute has appeared in space and time, appointed by God Himself, to bear the weight and the burden of our transgressions, to make expiation for our guilt, and to propitiate the wrath of God on our behalf. This is the gospel."

R.C. Sproul

H.T.  Of First Importance

The Sweet Taste of Syrup

“They enjoy breakfast more than the testimony of their salvation.”

John Calvin on the sometimes worldliness of his congregation on Sunday morning.

H.T.  Kevin DeYoung