Society and Religion

And this, my friends is how “Christians” from @theird handle challenges

The IRD has set its sights on Rachel Held Evans with several recent articles, namely this one. Oddly enough, a writer for the IRD is also a writer for the Gospel Coalition. Anyway, they aren’t taking too kindly to Evans’ take down of modern day Evangelicalism. Now that she has shown how a woman can do more than stay in the kitchen quietly, they are ramping up their minions to attack. For example, I posted a review of Honey BooBoo’s book on Amazon, and that provoked the Attack of the Killer Shrews. Wow, talk about LOYAL fans! If only

Society and Religion

I get it… @pastormark lives in a world where Scripture is soft porn, but do we have to respond to him?

First, Mark Driscoll complains about teaching about Esther… a woman whom he calls a whore, but delights in the fact that she allows the men to make the decisions in her life. Notice that this goes together, even in psychology. Anyway… Driscoll is reading Esther as badly as he does Song of Solomon and teaching others how to do it. I’m beginning to think his teaching expertise is about as real as Davy-Tee’s “doctorate,” but I digress. Driscoll removes Esther from her “time” and puts her into his frame of mind – that of an agnostic woman with loose

Gender Issues

Nick calling someone a bully is really ironic

So to Doug Wilson I say: Bully for you! Way to stand your ground. You’ve been in the right all along and you’ve handled things like a scholar and a gentleman. And good for your girls. They were the picture of class. Those who think otherwise need to learn how to read way more gooder. via Bully for You! | Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth. Nick Norelli, for some reason, loves the neo-Confederate, pro-slavery, anti-women Doug Wilson – going so far as to be a total @$$ to Rachel Held Evans. A bully? She’s a bully? Oh come

Gender Issues

Let’s just call it what it is – rape

Rape, for the most part, is defined as the forced act of sex. There is also the idea of consent and proper consent. So, no date rapes or drunken orgies. The Gospel Coalition is promoting Doug Wilson’s take on take, When we quarrel with the way the world is, we find that the world has ways of getting back at us. In other words, however we try, the sexual act cannot be made into an egalitarian pleasuring party. A man penetrates, conquers, colonizes, plants. A woman receives, surrenders, accepts.This is of course offensive to all egalitarians, and so our culture


Images of Masculine Christianity vs ‘Feminine?’ Christianity? @johnpiper @rachelheldevans

I could post quotes from Pat Robertson all day, but this is the last one… All of that and more vs this: And, perhaps the best image of ‘feminine’ Christianity is from the Women of Liberia Mass Action which ended a bloody civil war… Leymah Gbowee and Comfort Freeman, presidents of two different Lutheran churches, organized the Women in Peacebuilding Network (WIPNET), and issued a statement of intent: “In the past we were silent, but after being killed, raped, dehumanized, and infected with diseases, and watching our children and families destroyed, war has taught us that the future lies in saying NO to

Society and Religion

Peter Kirk responds to Anthony Bradley

First, the post here which is taking on the article by Anthony Bradley calling out Rachel Held Evans for her leadership in tackling Mark Driscoll‘s comments. Odd that Anthony had no issue in taking to the web to call out Evans, and raising the stakes just a little. He admits that he is wrong for calling Driscoll a bully, but is in general disagreement with Bradley on the other points. In a follow-up post, he takes the calling of Evans and thus those of us who followed her, slanderers. He’s correct, I believe. I think that the idea of

Society and Religion

Mark Driscoll’s sermon on the Song of Solomon

I am not a prude and I generally know how to read the Song of Solomon, but Mark takes it to a very ugly level. This is the sermon which was delivered to a congregation in Scotland and is similar to one which he is known for here in the States. He begins, If you would please, turn with me to the Song of Solomon. One of the great books of the Bible. Some have allegorized this book, and in so doing, they have destroyed it. They have destroyed it. They will say that it is an allegory between