Blog Posts by Bruce Baugus

The Donald in Dilbertian Perspective: Reason, Evolutionary Psychology, and Stiff-necked Reality

Article by   April 2016
As strange as it may sound, one of the more insightful discussions of Trump's political success is offered by "Dilbert" creator Scott Adams. Trump is a "master persuader," he argues, who knows and uses human psychology to far greater effect than... continue

The Apologetics of Christian Solidarity

Article by   March 2016
Love is the end (telos) of the apostles' teaching and the first apology for the faith (1 Tim. 1:5). Without love even the most celebrated preacher or apologist is just a noisy gong or clanging cymbal; by love even the... continue

Concluding Postscript to Christological Confusion Series

Article by   March 2016
Since writing and submitting the series of posts (beginning here) on the pervasive Christological confusion in China, I have received a communication confirming that my caution about attributing to our brother the view suggested by his assertions is well founded. As... continue

God's Voting Guide? (and an aside on Bernie's socialism)

Article by   February 2016
What should we look for in a candidate for president? That seems to be a pressing question for Americans right now.Rick has recently told us not to talk up or opt for socialism because "socialism is evil." It's worth noting,... continue

Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 12)

Article by   February 2016
This is the final post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community (see parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 and 10 and 11).ConclusionThere may be ways to construe the supposed pre-existent humanity of Christ without transgressing Chalcedonian orthodoxy--Klaas... continue

Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 11)

Article by   January 2016
This is the eleventh post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community (see parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 and 10).Seventh Statement: The "Unknown Humanity of God in Christ""Until recent times," Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen observes, "the idea... continue

Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 10)

Article by   January 2016
This is the tenth post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community (see part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9).Sixth Statement: An Uncreated BodyThe Belgic Confession insists the eternal Son became fully human and that... continue

Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 9)

Article by   January 2016
This is the ninth post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community (see parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)Fifth Statement: Merely Functional LikenessIronically, holding a univocal view of God's image (see part 8) leads... continue

Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 8)

Article by   January 2016
This is the eighth post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community (see part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7)Fourth Statement: The Recast Image of GodRecast by the concept of Christ's eternal humanness (see part 5),... continue

Cormac McCarthy on Ministerial Power

Article by   December 2015
I've been reading a good bit of Cormac McCarthy since late spring, when I have time for fiction anyway. McCarthy is a master of terse understated conversation and landscapes, and I happen to be a special admirer of landscapes--real and... continue
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