Blog Posts by Douglas Wilson

Reformation and the Critics

Douglas Wilson

The Reformation was a great work of the Holy Spirit of God, and it was a royal mess. Is there a problem?

One of the problems we have when we remember and appreciate great events from the past — which of course we ought to do — is that a number of these messy details fall away and are forgotten. This means that when we pray for a return of…

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Who Is P.G. Wodehouse, and Why Should It Matter to Us?

Douglas Wilson

On one level, reading the works of P.G. Wodehouse provides its own justification — provided you are looking to justify the reading of light comedy at the beach. But who actually needs to justify that kind of thing? To consume a literary soufflé brings its own reward, and no heavy, sick feeling afterwards. Tangled plots, no sex or violence, memorable characters, hilarious dialogue . . . what could be better?…

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Brothers, We Are Not Sisters

Douglas Wilson

To say that one thing is not another thing is not to register a complaint against either.

To say that the sun is not the moon is not to criticize the moon, and to say that the land is not the sea is not to file a complaint against the sea. God establishes differences in the world with the intention of them complementing one another, and not so that his…

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"Old, Settled, and Reformed" Is Coming at You Like a Freight Train

Douglas Wilson

Because evangelicals have not seen real revival for over a century (e.g. like the Welsh revival of 1905), as a result we have been slow to recognize our active cultivation of an ongoing culture of revival. By this I am not simply referring to a week of nightly scheduled meetings at a church in the Bible Belt (although that is one manifestation of this phenomenon). Rather I am speaking…

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