As I’ve been doing a whole lot of reading and research on various thoughts & ideas in Charismatic circles, I’ve noticed that there’s a rampant problem in evangelicalism, from the absolute top down to the bottom of the barrel: sin is glossed over and error is ignored. Those of us Christians who claim to have the best understanding of the teaching of scripture on sin seem more than willing copy our primitive forefather and hide from the Lord in the cool of the day (Gen. 3:8-9). Then, when we’re caught or people bring up our strange activities, we tend to lie about our already long enough list of transgressions (Gen. 3:10) and if that doesn’t work, we tend to try to shift the focus from ourselves to anyone else (Gen 3:11-13).
As this blog is getting far more traffic as of late, I want to put structures in place to ward those tendencies off and make it more difficult for myself to follow the bad example of my ancient grandparents. In a recent interaction between two B-list evangelical leaders regarding the horrid error of an A-list evangelical leader (though the debate was regarding the term “evangelical”, let alone “Christian”, could rightly be applied to him), they both produced documents/citations/information about the leader in question to substantiate their prosecution/defense and I was thinking “if that leader were up front about his errors, they shouldn’t have to spend hours doing research to find out if he has rejected (damnable heresy x) or not. Knowing that these accusations come up constantly, that leader should be up front about such things!”
In my own D-list sphere of influence, I’ve had interactions with people where I’ve pointed out their error and they’ve acknowledged it but fixed said error in the shadows, all the while attempting to hide their failings and portray themselves as victims. People who do such things simply lack integrity, and so I decided to put this page up. I intend to keep this page as a compendium of all my errors: posts where I write something that I discover to be wrong, posts where I write something that someone else discovers to be wrong, posts that involve a foolish knee-jerk reaction to something, etc.
I don’t have a lot of those on here, but I do have too many. Hopefully this will act as a preventative measure, aid my own repentance, and help others find out my current position on issues where I have content somewhere on the internet that may be questionable (i.e. a blog comment from a decade ago). This will eventually include lists of posts (both original posts and subsequent retractions/clarifications) and this post will no doubt grow with time because, well, sometimes I can be a…
So, here’s my archives: