A call to transform neither individuals nor society...

After having this post up for several hours, I've decided to take it back private. Sorry for the on-again off-again disruption. Also, I ask the forgiveness of my friend Bob Patterson, his friend Darryl Hart, and Baylyblog readers for posting this in the first place. In writing this post, I sinned against Christian humility and charity.

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and fifteen grandchildren.


Well, Bob and I have been talking backstage and I now know that he did not mean to imply that the claims of Apostolic authority of Rome and Geneva are on a level, nor that this is what Dr. Hart does or believes. I'm thankful for this.


Assuming I am understanding the issue correctly:

I wonder, then, what Calvin would have made of the various attempts since his time to build "transformed societies". Looking at the examples of South Africa, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands, one is left with the impression that these initiatives have had fairly short half-lives. And, while I am not in the Reformed family, it's not exactly clear to me as to why.

OK, comment/criticism/clarification welcome.

Eruhm...for Ross, because it's too long for here: http://aguyblog.blogspot.com/2013/12/in-answer-to-ross.html

Baylies are welcome to censure, check, rebuke, whatever at any time from me. I'm just a young guy, and under no particular church authority at the moment due to not knowing where to go. I had checked out the UCRNA church a while back but after learning the close ties to Escondido and even getting glimmers of "let's just not be political" on day one, wasn't sure how to be faithful sitting here, silent, and pretending all is okay while thinking otherwise. Strangely I don't know how our faith should not somehow reach out and touch and change everything for and about us as much as possible. (I did still appreciate it much there, though.)

Arghh...forgot the rule: full names -- John Bulsterbaum undersigns the above.

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