Tagged “consequences”

Wrestling With Wilson

“cowardice”

Douglas Wilson

“In Titus 1, and 1 Timothy 3, God’s requirements for leadership are strict — and clear. According to those requirements, John Wesley was not qualified to be a leader of God’s people; he was not ‘blameless’ in the text’s sense. He stole the words of another and did not acknowledge that he had done so.” — Douglas Wilson Continue reading

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 |

A Brief Vindication of Gary Greenfield

Gary Greenfield

Gary Greenfield resigned his household’s membership from the Kirk, telling Doug Wilson directly to his face: “You are a cult leader.” Since then he has learned the hard way that Mr. Wilson does not appreciate such candor. Continue reading

Friday, May 20, 2016 |

On Repentance: The B.T.K. Killer & Steven Sitler

A Corruption of Justice Primer

Idaho’s Execution Chamber

“A repentant man who had done these things would evidence his repentance in his whole-hearted desire to be executed. . . . If he does not do these things, if his declared repentance is only an emotional sorrow that does not bear the marks of true repentance, then he should be excommunicated from his church.” — Douglas Wilson Continue reading

Saturday, January 23, 2016 |

October 27, 2015, Christ Church HOH Meeting

Transcript Part 1

Christ Church Kirk Dog

On October 27, 2015, Christ Church held a church-wide heads-of-households meeting to address questions raised by the sex-abuse scandals that had recently come to light. This post is a verbatim transcript of the first half of this meeting. Continue reading

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 |

“But, of course”

But, of course . . . the fact that a repentant sex offender can repent and can be truly forgiven does not mean that his professed repentance is genuine. We are not required to live in la-la land. Forgiveness and trust are two very different things, and so when a convicted sex offender is brought into fellowship with the rest of the congregation, it must be done in such a way that no parent has any reasonable cause to be worried about what could happen. Forgiveness doesn’t mean that a registered sex offender is made a Sunday School teacher, any more than a convicted embezzler is made the church treasurer. And one of the ways true repentance is manifested is that the person involved is not at all offended by this necessity, and understands completely that although his sin is forgiven, certain consequences necessarily remain.
Douglas Wilson