Another curious word game introduction sets the stage for answering a few listener questions. Tackled today: Liturgical dance, Carl’s colorful pants and his “Christian journey,” Todd’s no-book deal, studio cough switches, and more.

Seriously: are the children of believers considered to be Christians, merely by virtue of being born to believing parents? Or, are they “little heathens?” The crew talks about the Presbyterian and Baptist views on the subject. On another matter: how can we appreciate our heroes from the past without ignoring their faults—involvement with slavery and anti-Semitic views, to name a few?

Carl, Todd, and Aimee navigate an episode that evolves from the silly to the sublime!

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Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
Posted on Saturday, March 21, 1981 by Todd Pruitt on 1517
Posted on Friday, March 21, 1980 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

The Contributors

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics. Read more at each of their individual blogs, listed below.

 


Carl Trueman

Postcards from Palookaville

Pastor and teacher of church history, this anti-celebrity "celebrity” dreams about what might have been, had he played his cards right. See all of Carl’s posts »


Todd Pruitt

1517

Always Texan, once Southern Baptist, now Presbyterian, he exhibits a high regard for BASE jumping, interpretive dance, and puppies. See all of Todd's posts »


Aimee Byrd

Housewife Theologian

Driving her kids all over tarnation, and her husband crazy, this tender-loving, cut-throat theologian packs a punch... or Nunchuck. See all of Aimee's posts »