The Manna and the Stone

A Theological and Practical Journal of Bible Presbyterians

Tag: politics

Pence and a Raging Hypocrite

I grew up in a suburban neighborhood, riding bikes and playing ball in the street in front and the cul-de-sac beside my home. In ball games, as is quite common, whoever brought the gear ruled. If Ringo brought the only baseball bat, even Paul and John had to fall in line… or go home. Continue reading

Conversations – 3/24/2017

Russell Moore

Concern is mounting among evangelicals that Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s policy arm, could lose his job following months of backlash over his critiques of President Trump and religious leaders who publicly supported the Republican candidate. Any such move could be explosive for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, which has been divided over politics, theology and, perhaps most starkly, race.
Sarah Pulliam Bailey

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Conversations – 2/24/2017

Walk the Talk

The reality that a great deal of professing Calvinists are graceless to those around them – which is one that I am not alone in noticing – bears witness that a Calvinism that is inch deep is no better than no Calvinism at all.JD Hall

If you are primarily acquainted with Calvinism through the internet, this probably surprised you not at all, but I am increasingly Continue reading

Conversations – 2/3/2017

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.Matthew 5:9

First up, I am sick of all the political vitriol being spewed by both sides. Let’s all be honest – precisely no one is surprised by what Trump has done. The liberal histrionics are built upon a feigned indignation – Trump has been substantially milder than his rhetoric (taken literally) would lead one to believe. The flag-worshiping, boot-licking contortions of conservatives to excuse every action of our new god-king are every inch as sad. I’m legitimately frightened by how violently the partisan divide in our nation is taking shape, and I do not use violence figuratively here. I’m unapologetically conservative, but “our” people are not making this situation better. When we spend our days smashing salt in already raw wounds, we shouldn’t be surprised when conversations are not productive. Continue reading