For My Atheist Friends – Nominalism, Atheism, Modern Christian Confusion

A great change occurred in the late medieval era that had the effect of domesticating God, at least in the minds of some. Whereas God was understood to be transcendent and incomprehensible, but still knowable through participation, the domesticated God of modern deism, atheism, and christian fundamentalism is merely one being among others, though of … Continue reading For My Atheist Friends – Nominalism, Atheism, Modern Christian Confusion

On Post-Biblical Protestant Evangelicalism, Pt. 2

  See last week's post on "Post-Biblical Protestantism" if you need some context I posted a brief essay last week focusing on the obvious neglect of the Bible in many contemporary worship services. In that post I made one particular comment that was probably unclear to readers not trained in historical theology. Regarding worship services … Continue reading On Post-Biblical Protestant Evangelicalism, Pt. 2

On Traditioned Anti-Traditionalism

I was reading a friend’s dissertation (I’ll identify the friend and the work in a later post) and came across a great statement from an essay by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, with which I was previously unfamiliar. Bonhoeffer remarked that American Protestant denominations were marked by the tragic tendency to be more concerned about “faithfulness to [their] own church history” than … Continue reading On Traditioned Anti-Traditionalism