Category Archives: Discussions and Debates

Ambrose: On The Mysteries

Alright, here will start the discussion on this work by St. Ambrose. Feel free to comment, after you’ve read it, on pretty much any angle of it you wish. Background information you may have already would also be helpful to … Continue reading

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Roma Senescens VS Tempora Christiana

["Aging Rome Versus the Christian Age"] In my entry Some Modest Considerations Concerning the Background Assumptions of the Catholic “Apostolic Succession” Argument I sought to explain to a Catholic correspondent why I do not trust the profoundly Roman “window” through … Continue reading

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“Setting Our Minds to the Track” (II): Some Additional Considerations For An Alternative Protestant Interpretation of Church History

From time to time readers hailing from several traditions have made comments about this site which seem to misunderstand what I am doing here. Some Catholic readers, for instance, take posts I make about the history of the papacy to … Continue reading

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Some Modest Considerations Concerning the Background Assumptions of the Catholic “Apostolic Succession” Argument

[Note: The following post began as a response to the comments of Bill Beacomb regarding Apostolic Succession and its apparently ancient Roman assumptions, found in the comment box to my post "Woe to Babylon." Because my remarks grew far too … Continue reading

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Our Educated Fog-Mongers: A Second Response to Doug Wilson

Pastor Wilson has responded a second time on the issues we’re discussing about laymen and biblical authority. I agree with all of his principles. His original comment that we just have some differences of emphasis is correct. For instance, I … Continue reading

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Laymen and Scripture: A Reply to Doug Wilson

Pastor Wilson, I apologize for the long delay in responding to this post of yours. I tried to keep my explanations short, but these are huge issues. I’ve divided this post into four headings, to try to make the issues … Continue reading

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Intellectual Justification and the “Reformed”

[Substantially edited May 1, 2010. Unfortunately, the original article by Steve Bush from which I herein cite appears to have been removed from the Internet. Throughout this post, I am referring to a group of people I call "Evangelical-Reformed," which … Continue reading

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What I Think of Evangelicals and Evangelicalism

I’m really trying to get away from the “blog wars” and minimize further fallout because of misunderstandings and things said in the heat of controversy. In this light I’ve been shown a posting from a message board wherein the author … Continue reading

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