Uneasy Bedfellows: Finding a Home in Two Conflicting Theological Movements « Musings of a Hardlining Moderate

Uneasy Bedfellows: Finding a Home in Two Conflicting Theological Movements « Musings of a Hardlining Moderate.

This is a very important text and I submit it to my friends who have a serious interest in theology and an open mind.

Here is my short comment to Carson Clark, the author of this post:

Carson dear,
It took you two years to write this and I have to expedite my little comment in a few minutes, as I need to leave soon for the airport.
I read your text with the greatest interest, but my baby sitting responsibility this week for three very active boys (My daughter was away) did not allow me many spare moments even for my job.
Anyway, I respect and admire those I know in the two camps you have mentioned.
Personally, I feel closer to the paleo-orthodox camp, simply because of its stronger appeal to spirituality. Although I appreciate and agree with many of the insights of the postfundationalists, philosophy is not my preferred discipline. I value it as an instrument, but I am wary of its speculative bias.
That will be all for now. I will treasure this text. Thanks.

Evangelical ≠ Neo-Fundamentalist (Miniblog #73) « Musings of a Hardlining Moderate

Evangelical ≠ Neo-Fundamentalist (Miniblog #73) « Musings of a Hardlining Moderate.

Indeed. I totally agree. And I like Philip Yancey too.

Miniblog #70: Is American Evangelicalism’s Culture “Shifting” Rather Than “Changing”? « Musings of a Hardlining Moderate

Miniblog #70: Is American Evangelicalism’s Culture “Shifting” Rather Than “Changing”? « Musings of a Hardlining Moderate.

What Carson Clark is writing here is, I suggest, worth considering.

I totally agree with his analysis. What the outcome will be no one could ever know, but things cannot continue as they are in present day evangelicalism.

Dear Blogging Christians, Dare to be Different « Musings of a Hardlining Moderate

Dear Blogging Christians, Dare to be Different « Musings of a Hardlining Moderate.

Carson Clark suggests that in Christian blogging we do not have to follow the media trend (the spirit of the world). Here are his suggestions, with which I fully agree:

Dare to be different. Be accountable. Be intentional. Take ownership. Live your faith in thought, word, and deed.

  1. If it’ll be an overall detriment to the Body of Christ, don’t post it.
  2. If it’s devoid of respect and/or civility, don’t post it.
  3. If it reflects a lack of personal integrity, don’t post it.
  4. If it’s an irrational rant, don’t post it.
  5. If it’ll reinforce petty hostilities, don’t post it.
  6. If it supports simplistic categories, don’t post it.
  7. If it makes strong claims about things you don’t know enough about, don’t post it.
  8. If it’s a “defence of” something, don’t post it.
  9. If it’s a thought everyone is already thinking, don’t post it.
  10. If it’s all about getting hits, don’t post it.

Is Daily Scripture Reading Ever a Bad Idea? « Musings of a Hard-Lining Moderate

Is Daily Scripture Reading Ever a Bad Idea? « Musings of a Hard-Lining Moderate.

I think, yes. What do you think?

Stars in the Margins: D.H. Williams Quotes on Evangelicals and Tradition « Musings of a Hard-Lining Moderate

Stars in the Margins: D.H. Williams Quotes on Evangelicals & Tradition « Musings of a Hard-Lining Moderate.

This is an article (and a book) that every thinking Evangelicals (I am sure there are a few left 🙂 should read. Here are just a few quotes, to wet your appetite:

Evangelicals may not subscribe to the decisions made at Trent, but it is true that once the Bible is detached from the church and its history, the Bible becomes susceptible to anyone who claims to be speaking according to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Continue reading “Stars in the Margins: D.H. Williams Quotes on Evangelicals and Tradition « Musings of a Hard-Lining Moderate”

From Augustine to Warfield: One Anglican’s Dislike of (Most) Western Theology « Musings of a Hard-Lining Moderate

From Augustine to Warfield: One Anglican’s Dislike of (Most) Western Theology « Musings of a Hard-Lining Moderate.

This may not be adequate easter freading, but I suggest Carson’s post is worth browsing through.

I concur with much of what he writes there.

Non sermoni res – An Anglican blog worth exploring


William G. Witt

I have published recently HERE a blog post on defining Anglicanism, having as a starting point a blog post by Carson Clark, another Evangelical turned Anglican, like me.

Reacting to some discussions on Facebook around this subject and a fierce attack on Carson Clark by Robin Jordan, and Anglican fundamentalist (yes, there is such a thing as Anglican fundamentalism; the devil continues to disguise himself as an angel of light even among Anglicans, not only on the left – if you know what I mean, but also on the right) – Jordan is the author of the Anglicans Ablaze blog, my colleague Perry Mansfield, another former Evangelical traveling on the ‘Canterbury trail’ recommended me the blog of William G Witt. As you can see in his short life story at the link under his picture, Bill is himself a former Baptist that became an Anglican, mostly in dialogue with Catholicism. Continue reading “Non sermoni res – An Anglican blog worth exploring”

What is the Essence of Anglicanism?

Did you ever ask yourself this question? I did (how could I be Anglican without asking it?) I cannot pretend however that I have a definitive answer. I have struggled similarly  wirh the definition of Evangelicalism and I have found now a satisfactory answer. I hope I will find some day a satisfactory answer to this other question.

Carson Clark, another recent convert to Anglicanism tries to answer this question on his blog.

Did you ever feel as confused about the essence of Anglicanism as reflected in this quote? Continue reading “What is the Essence of Anglicanism?”

Carson Clark on Francis Schaeffer vs. Rob Bell

Carsol Clark runs a very interesting blog called Musings of Hard-Lining Moderate. The Assorted Thoughts of An Evangelical Anglican. I often find there very interesting discussions on current issues.

One of his latest posts deals with the Rob Bell debacle and brings an unlikely combatant in the field, the late Francis Schaeffer, one of the Evangelical thinkers who influenced me substantially in my young years., but with whom I cannot disagree more on the most important points.

Here are a few interesting musings from this blog post: Continue reading “Carson Clark on Francis Schaeffer vs. Rob Bell”