Category Archives: Pet Peeves

Annoyances. Things that, while untroubling to others (or even popular), irk the Pious Eye.

Okay Planner, but Spare Us the PC Marketing

Image of harvested trees (don’t worry, they’ll grow back) © Copyright Alan Stewart and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons licence.If, like me, you set yourself hard deadlines and make formal appointments only when you have to, but still … Continue reading

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Religion Is Not A Four Letter Word

Though I’m generally a fan of LifeWay and its publications, I’m disappointed to find its new Gospel Project curriculum* indulging in the weary and misguided “religion is bad / Christianity is something other than religion” rhetoric (Ed Stetzer, General Editor, … Continue reading

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Hermeneutical Maxim (Against Various “Wax Nose” Hermeneutics)

No matter how clever, sophisticated, erudite, linguistically astute, or stunningly beautiful in its complexity your interpretive scheme may be, if it requires you to ignore or dismiss patently clear passages of Scripture, or to interpret them to mean what any … Continue reading

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Christianity: Religion or Relationship?

The world is full of popular, clever-sounding sayings that are simply not true. This brief post concerns one such pseudo-aphorism. This popular saying, which I heard recently from a pulpit (and have heard from pulpits and other Christians for as … Continue reading

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