Postcards from Palookaville

Postcards from Palookaville

As October looms, so does Reformation season. And this year, of course, we stand on the threshold of the 500 th anniversary of the posting by Luther of his Ninety-Five Theses Against Indulgences . Next year will no doubt bring a bumper crop of Lutherana in its wake but in a series of posts over the...
As 2017, the 500th anniversary of the nailing of the Ninety-Five Theses to that infamous door, looms, we can expect a deluge of Luther materials. It is going to be the nearest thing to church history heaven on earth for those of us who love the Doc. Almost first out of the blocks, it seems, is an...
A few weeks ago I received a small package from a man announcing himself as the father of one Wendell Kimbrough, and containing his son's new cd of Psalms. I always wince at such arrivals on the grounds that I fear I am going to have to come perilously close to breaking the Ninth Commandment...
I use the ESV and so does my church. I enjoy it as a translation, though sometimes prefer the TNIV for narrative sections. I am no biblical linguist, so that is a purely aesthetic judgment based upon readability. Scot McKnight just posted an interesting and typically provocative analysis of the...


Why has this Trinitarian issue generated such passion? Given the fact that the EFS/ERAS/anti-eternal generation view has been shown to be wrong, why has there been no ‘We’re sorry we misled the church for so long. We recant our errors. We resolve to do better in the future.’?...
I was interviewed on Wednesday for a forthcoming movie about the New Calvinism. Afterwards, the interviewer commented on how kind and charitable my comments had been compared to my writings on the subject. I responded that that was of course the case – in the movie, I was speaking for and...
Rachel Miller has a fine post tracing the relationship between CBMW and EFS/ERAS. It is also helpful in highlighting connections (which I was told I misrepresented in my first post on the subject) between various of the headlining Big Eva organizations. I am perplexed that a Christian organization...
Perhaps the most significant result of the recent Trinity/complementarian combat has been the way it has hopefully revealed to a wider audience what has been clear to many for a long time: the economy of power and influence that exists outside the formal denominational structures of the...
We see that Dr. Ware has issued an open letter to the three of us. Over the last four weeks, Dr. Ware's critics have offered on this webpage and elsewhere masses of evidence and argument demonstrating that his position is not consistent with Nicene Trinitarianism and that his use of Nicene...
I commented right at the start of the Trinitarian discussion that, while scripture has gripped the evangelical mind when it comes to the roots of serious theological error, it is the doctrine of God which has historically and theologically more often been the culprit. The statement below from...