Pious Sorrow – Charles Hodge

  “His wife fell ill in September 1849, and despite the doctor’s optimism that she would recover, she grew worse. Hodge kept his brother apprised of Sarah’s condition almost daily via letters. Hugh visited several times from Philadelphia but could do little to comfort Charles and the family. Hodge recorded conversations that he and Sarah had during his… Read More »

Why I’ve Stopped Singing in Your Church

Here is a great post on the sorry state of Christian music in modern day America: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/billintheblank/2012/07/why-ive-stopped-singing-in-your-church/ Here is what he would like to see in Christian music: So here’s what I’d like songs in church to be: Truthful. Rather than trying to get dumber than a fifth-grader in the worship service (no offense to my fifth-grade daughter), offer… Read More »

Judicial Religion

Experiential religion proclaims institutional peace: “peace at any price.” Ezekiel responded to such an assertion in the name of God: “. . . they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace” (Ezek. 13: 10a). Experientialism elevates the goal of peace because experientialism has little interest in the systematic efforts that are always required to… Read More »