Friday, February 23, 2007

Post-Protestant: What I'm Talking About

Polycarp of Smyrna

For those of us who have grown up in the evangelical world it kinda feels like there was a big family argument before we were born and we grew up being told that our great uncle was a really bad man and we shouldn't have anything to do with him. Then as we got older we found out for ourselves that actually he wasn't a bad man at all, in fact he had a lot of wisdom.
from Matt, discussing Liturgy


Literary Networks and Dissenting Print Culture said...

Kyle, I was looking at Wikipedia the other day and after considering what it has to say about vestments, I think you are an 'Apist' ;) xx

Anonymous said...


What debate did we step in on late? As an Evangelical I see the main dividing line for our generation being the Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversey. We in fact did step in on it without really understanding what it was until we looked into it. If you are talking about Catholocism I would say it is more akin to being the Uncle who your parents know but you are told that he is a dangerous stranger. Not sure what you where referring to due to my ignorance of you areas of expertise (not mine!).


Garrett said...

is it really bad that i tried to come up with a joke about my great uncle, who just died of colon cancer like two weeks ago, in response to that? i need a good smacking.

/not sure if he was a good man or not, despite being around him a ton.