Postcards from Palookaville

Postcards from Palookaville

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...
Those who receive the podcast link by email will have been shocked to see that Rod Dreher is -- or was for a brief time (seven and a half hours, to be precise) -- an Anglican. The Mad Woman in the Attic is responsible for the blurbs. What can I say about the Mad Woman? Can't live with her; can...
A couple of weeks ago I raised the question of the ecumenical implications of the current discussion of Nicene Trinitarianism for evangelicalism. Since then it has become clear that there seem to be three basic reactions to the debate from within the evangelical camp. The theologians in the cross...