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Social Justice circa 2009

Social Justice circa 2009

Old Life

If you read some people, you might get the impression that the gospel and social justice are synonymous. But words change meanings, even if some people have trouble understanding that a reference to “race” in the 1930s is not the same as one in the 1880s or the 1980s.

Consider how only a decade ago, the Gospel Allies were talking about social justice in ways that no one could use after Michael Brown, Ferguson, and Black Lives Matter. For instance, Kevin DeYoung wrote a series on social justice in Scripture that found almost no reference to race. Here is how he summarized it last year (even!):

Several years ago, I worked my way through the major justice passages in the Bible: Leviticus 19, Leviticus 25, Isaiah 1, Isaiah 58, Jeremiah 22, Amos 5, Micah 6:8, Matthew 25:31-46, and Luke 4. My less-than-exciting conclusion was that we should not oversell…

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Posted by on January 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Five Friday Reads – 1/4/19

The phrase “think global; act local” may be a prog one, but we can and ought to follow it, too; Ryan Landry shows one way how he has done so.

We can push back against our overlords! 🙂

The American Sun

A peer lost a friend to opioids. At this point, have not we all known someone close who has become addicted to pills or heroin if not lost them to it? As readers know, this was a peculiar concern of mine. I have lost three childhood pals to it. I left continuous writing as Ryan Landry to do things in the real world. One of the things was spending time, energy and money into addressing the opioid epidemic in my area. You too can do something, and maybe spare someone the pain of losing a friend.

I spent months designing something with some law enforcement people I knew for how to address the problem. They 100% agreed that no one, whether rural or urban, has a community to return to that will help them stay clean. A sober living administrator then brought me to reality and stated, “This is…

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Posted by on January 6, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Best “On Sale” item this week

LOLOL! 🙂

Philosophies of a Disenchanted Scholar

https://www.theworks.co.uk/p/party-gifts/royal-wedding-2018-boxed-plate/5050565342171

They still haven’t sold all the bunting. In December.

I feel like buying up all the bunting and burning it to God Save the Queen, she’d approve.

By comparison, this llamacorn cup is £4.

https://www.theworks.co.uk/p/gifts-for-teenagers/purple-sequin-llamacorn-drinking-cup-with-straw/5060526604439

This Hello Kitty globe is £5.

https://www.theworks.co.uk/p/hello-kitty/hello-kitty-rolling-world-globe/018876650168

You really need to appreciate this masterpiece up close.

I think they’re going to eat my soul.

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Posted by on December 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

LGBTQP

And people still deny the link between pedophilia and them, despite stuff like this, NAMBLA participating in their parades, etc.

Time for a civilizational reset…

Goodbye, America (in a photo)

Story (h/t WDS): 10 year old boy dances for dollars at a gay strip club in NYC.

A cleansing fire seems too merciful.

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Posted by on December 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

What Michel Houellebecq thinks of Trump

Here.

Interesting piece, IMO.

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

The guard in the tower shouts “Lower the drawbridge and unbolt the door!”

Great work, Dalrock. Russell Moore is partially Soros-funded, and has long been problematic, and at least some recognize this. But many think highly of Rosaria Butterfield. I do not, and have taken issue with her in the past; thanks for highlighting this.

Dalrock

As I noted in the first post in this series, complementarians used their trusted position as defenders of conservative christian culture to dismantle the defenses against the feminist attack.  This is the same strategy Christian gay activists are using as well.  On their face they seem to be protecting conservative Christianity from the charges of hate and bigotry, but their real focus is on dismantling the defenses.  This is true for both the defenses protecting theology and the church as well as defenses of the family, with a special emphasis on children.

Rev Thomas Littleton at the blog Thirty Pieces of Silver describes this in ERLC Family Conference Redefines Family As The Inclusive Church:

ERLC and Russell Moore advocate redefining family and promote gay priest who wants to babysit your children.

Littleton is referring to Pastor Sam Allberry and his Living Out ministry (see my post from yesterday

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Posted by on December 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Loud and proud complementarians: John Piper and Nick Roen.

Another reason for Christians, especially of the Reformed variety, to reject John Piper and all his works… As with Mark Driscoll, Doug Wilson, and many other celebrity ‘Reformed’ pastors, he’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing…

Dalrock

Yesterday I described how complementarians used deception to replicate in conservative churches what feminists had already accomplished in liberal churches.  With their feminist victory in the final mopping up stages, several prominent complementarians have started switching their focus to pushing LGBT acceptance in conservative churches.  Key to the complementarian approach in both cases is to pretend they are really there to protect the church from the assaults of the culture war.  Complementarians know that if they become the defenders of conservative christian culture they can use their trusted position to dismantle the defenses.

Dr. John Piper was one of the two primary leaders in creating the complementarian movement.  In 1991 Dr. Piper and Dr. Wayne Grudem edited the book that spelled out the theological position of the newly formed Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW):  Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism  The book was…

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Posted by on December 2, 2018 in Uncategorized