Archive for July, 2012

Adventures in missing the point: the idolatry of the Old South

Religion on July 27th, 2012 3 Comments

It would be safe to say that I am basically a Koyzisian in my views on political theory in the Reformed tradition. If you want to know what that means read his book Political Visions and Illusions: A Survey & Christian Critique of Contemporary Ideologies. It is from this framework that I can say, with confidence, [...]

Christian Reconstruction Strikes Back?: “Biblical Economics,” Classical Christian Schools, Masculinity, Complementarianism, Family, etc.

Religion on July 25th, 2012 No Comments

I kind’a had an “aha” the other day while speaking on the telephone with a Reformed seminary-level systematic theologian: the Christian Reconstruction movement may have made a quiet comeback among some of the YRR/new-Calvinist types (without their knowledge). Read this definition of Christian Reconstruction onWiki. Does any of it sound familiar? One of the methods [...]

BTW, Black and Tan is no better

Uncategorized on July 24th, 2012 2 Comments

 I have waited a few days to see what type of tribalism might emerge in light of the discussion about gender (R. Evans) and race history regarding Paleo-Confederate Doug Wilson’s welcoming among the YRR (young, restless, and Reformed)/new-Calvinist crowd versus the more liberal younger evangelicals (more on that later). That’s the whole egalitiarian/complimentarian quarrel. Today, I [...]