Archive for October 2011
There’s not much more of a reaction warranted for this little bit of theological idiocy. For those of you unclear on the matter, Pelagianism = Bad News, as in no good news, as in no Gospel to be found here. Pelagius and his teachings have no place in the Church. Our friend Luther had more than a little to say on this sort of teaching in his classic The Bondage of the Will. The recycling of old heresies will never end until the Lord’s return, it seems.
Cranks are easily dismissed, both in real life and online. Yet, surprisingly often, there is something to what they’re saying, something lurking amidst the (quite often amazingly varied and counter-to-the-facts) craziness, something worth hearing when it comes to their core focus. So try this on today: is there a crank in your life? Or one you encounter on a fairly regular basis? Pay attention to their central concern. You may be surprised by what you find.