Search Results for: scapegoat

Was it all on Hall?

For every complicated problem there is a simple and wrong solution.
~H. L. Mencken

In fundamentalism, when problems are looming on the horizon, it’s easier to find a single, isolated, presumed guilty person who brings “sin in the camp” rather than address the problems themselves. For Dan Turner repeating that Pastor William J. Hall was a “disgruntled” pot-stirrer perpetuates the [...]

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Ebenezer — The Dénouement

In Christ alone my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all—
Here in the love of Christ I stand.
In Christ alone, Who took on flesh,
Fullness [...]

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The Drama of Grace: Taking it to the Streets

So. That’s the theory side. In sum, if you’re going to take the Bible seriously, your drama should be different. You should tell the story of Grace. Your rhetoric must be a comedy.
The Book
I got my box of a dozen free copies today. You never know . . . . you might get one as a [...]

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The Drama of Grace: A Pentadic Analysis

I woke up with this on my mind this morning. I’m going to write it out. This is exactly what the dropped chapter of my book was about, if you’re ever curious, but this will be in normal talk (not weird geek-speak).
Rhetorical Criticism
As with any academic discipline, rhetorical criticism has several “branches.” There’s the Neo-Aristotelian [...]

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It is finished.

I’m just tickled. Tickled that I found Walter Wink and that he’s been saying things I’ve been dancing around for years. Tickled that the answers always have been in Christ. That’s so very cool.
Kenneth Burke identifies the same tragic compulsion in humanity that Wink finds. Wink blames a pagan myth, Burke blames Scripture. Wink says [...]

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