Godly Authority: A Flight to Topsyturvydom

Godly Authority: A Flight to Topsyturvydom by Eric M. Pazdziora oet and playwright W. S. Gilbert (you might know him from his operettas composed with Arthur Sullivan) wrote some comic poems about the far-away land of Topsyturvydom: Where vice is virtue—virtue, vice:Where nice is nasty—nasty, nice:Where right is wrong and wrong is right—Where white is […]

Broken

Broken By Eric M. Pazdziora broken arm is painful. A broken glass is dangerous. A broken mirror is unlucky. A broken heart is depressing. A broken toy is sad. A broken promise is wrong. So it’s strange that some well-meaning devotional writers tell us that spiritual brokenness is something we should aspire to, an attitude […]

Godly Authority: A Flight to Topsyturvydom

Godly Authority: A Flight to Topsyturvydom by Eric M. Pazdziora oet and playwright W. S. Gilbert (you might know him from his operettas composed with Arthur Sullivan) wrote some comic poems about the far-away land of Topsyturvydom: Where vice is virtue—virtue, vice:Where nice is nasty—nasty, nice:Where right is wrong and wrong is right—Where white is […]

The Myth of the Lukewarm Christian

The Myth of the Lukewarm Christian by Eric M. Pazdziora here’s this sermon I’ve heard a few dozen times. You’ve probably heard it too. It goes like this. Some Christians are really passionate and sold out for the Lord. They do great things. They live ri­ghteously. They don’t do anything that could be considered worldly. […]

The Bondage of Betrothal

The Bondage of Betrothal by Eric M. Pazdziora One of the fundamental teachings of the Biblical Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements is the doctrine of “biblical courtship,” or “betrothal.” (My brother suggested the word “casuistries” instead of “teachings,” which is perfect except that I didn’t know it before, either.) This teaching has it that since a […]

Garments of Salvation

Garments of Salvation By Eric M. Pazdziora “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of […]

Garments of Salvation

Garments of Salvation By Eric M. Pazdziora “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of […]

The Myth of the Lukewarm Christian

The Myth of the Lukewarm Christian by Eric M. Pazdziora here’s this sermon I’ve heard a few dozen times. You’ve probably heard it too. It goes like this. Some Christians are really passionate and sold out for the Lord. They do great things. They live ri­ghteously. They don’t do anything that could be considered worldly. […]

The Bondage of Betrothal

The Bondage of Betrothal by Eric M. Pazdziora One of the fundamental teachings of the Biblical Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements is the doctrine of “biblical courtship,” or “betrothal.” (My brother suggested the word “casuistries” instead of “teachings,” which is perfect except that I didn’t know it before, either.) This teaching has it that since a […]

Godly Authority: A Flight to Topsyturvydom

Godly Authority: A Flight to Topsyturvydom by Eric M. Pazdziora oet and playwright W. S. Gilbert (you might know him from his operettas composed with Arthur Sullivan) wrote some comic poems about the far-away land of Topsyturvydom: Where vice is virtue—virtue, vice:Where nice is nasty—nasty, nice:Where right is wrong and wrong is right—Where white is […]