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Saturday, July 19, 2008

A Tribute to Liver and Onions

In February of 2007, I discovered the Liver and Onions blog. I posted about it then.
Wow, I remember I was so surprised at all the comments I got in response to my recognizing such a blog and linking to it. I had an local anonymous commenter sniping at me about belonging to a "Calvinist" church and saying that I was a Calvinist (imagine that!!!!) I ended the post with a long comment to Colin Maxwell which he never responded to. Hmmmm.... maybe I will just have to make a post out of that.

Anyways, it became clear right away that the Liver and Onions blog was a hotbed of controversy. Some of my readers pointed out some things that they thought were less-than-loving over there. I kept reading. I came to really appreciate TJP's posts. His humor really cracked me up. I think I sort of "got" him. He is an edgy fellow. My favorite thing about interacting with him in his comments was that for a time he would say goodbye with a lil' quip like this: "Well, carry on in free grace and don't let the doldrums of determinism get you down." He came up with several more employments of alliteration that would just cause me to chuckle all day when I read them.

ANYWAY: TJP has removed the L&O blog. I will miss him! I emailed him and asked him about it and he said he just doesn't have enough time right now and he was a little less than pleased with Google. He also told me in an email that he may get back to blogging sometime around the end of this year. We can only hope!!!! [;~) for my Calvinist readers]


  • I miss him too, Rose. Thank you for posting this.
    By the way, praying for you. Trust all is well. God Bless.

    By Blogger David Wyatt, at 7/19/2008 1:35 PM  

  • I will miss the L&O blog. Too bad he didn't keep it up as a non-calvinist resource. :-) I will also miss WingedFooted1's comments. Maybe WF1 will start a blog. I do hope that L&O will return to blogging in the not too distant future.

    By Blogger Dawn, at 7/20/2008 4:08 PM  

  • Hi Rose,

    Hope your doing well! I didn't really do much reading at Liver and Onion. But did one time copy something from there. But any site that tries to show the deceptions of Calvinism has to be worth it's weight in gold!!!


    By Blogger alvin, at 7/20/2008 9:59 PM  

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    By Blogger Anton, at 7/21/2008 8:26 AM  

  • Hi Rose!

    Off topic I know, but, folks, did anyone catch that update in Rose's profile, "almost 42"?

    So when's the birthday? Whee! I want my slice of virtual birthday cake!

    By Blogger Anton, at 7/21/2008 8:26 AM  

  • Hi David,
    Thanks a lot! I appreciate your thinking of me.

    Yes, let's hope Wingfooted finds an outlet for all his/her great postings.

    You would have loved his blog if you would have visited it regularly. I found it to be a comforting blog to my non-Calvinist soul... much the same way that Rush Limbaugh is a comfort to my non-liberal mind. :~)

    How astute of you to notice. I will tell you that I am going to be 42 on the Catholic feast day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. I wonder if you know what day that is!!?

    By Blogger Rose~, at 7/21/2008 2:17 PM  

  • Just a few short weeks, Rose!

    I also enjoyed the other changes to your "About Me" segment. :)


    By Blogger Another Voice, at 7/21/2008 6:10 PM  

  • Hi Rose,

    I left a comment on Livers and Onions departure from us on a previous comment - I was checking my emails first.


    Comment number 25

    Do that posting on the long comment which I never responded to. I hope it was worth replying to! :o)


    By Blogger GOODNIGHTSAFEHOME, at 7/22/2008 9:26 AM  

  • Hi Rose!

    15th of August. Gotta admit though that I wasn't that regular for Catechism classes: must be due the fact that I was baptised (by sprinkling) on my 30th birthday. Before that, I was Buddhist! Ssssshh!

    By Blogger Anton, at 7/22/2008 1:40 PM  

  • Hi Rose,

    Although I felt his post themselves were less than loving, I will say that in the comments section he was charitable, for the most part. At least as long as the commenter was charitable.

    I'm not sure that I would find anything that was "refreshing to my soul" there even if I was in agreement with him. More that he brought up points of interest, throwing small stones at his perceived enemy. That would tire anyone out, small wonder why he gave it up.

    In Christ,
    Ten Cent

    By Blogger Ten Cent, at 7/23/2008 12:25 PM  

  • Hi Rose

    Anton, maybe you’re familiar with this movement:

    At present there is a movement gathering momentum, one related to so-called “contemplative spirituality,” in which Roman Catholic and Buddhist mysticism are merged. Within this system of thought, Jesus is stripped of His uniqueness as “the only begotten” Son of God and is ascribed a divinity which in character is no different than the divinty belonging to all men. According to this perspective, each and every individual is ”one” with God and Jesus simply realized this oneness to a greater degree than others. He is thus not the Christ in the Johannine sense of mankind’s one and only Savior (John 1:29; 4:42).
    Zane Hodges “The Epistles of John” Walking in the Light of God’s Love page 37,38


    By Blogger alvin, at 7/23/2008 8:01 PM  

  • Hi Rose!

    Alvin, that's new, and weird, even for me! What will they think up next? ;o)

    By Blogger Anton, at 7/25/2008 2:05 AM  

  • Hi Rose!

    Hey, thanks for the little tribute.

    Have a good one.

    I'll be back.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/26/2008 3:41 AM  

  • Blessings, Rose.

    I, too, will miss Liver and Onions. I came across TJ’s blog in December of 2007 when I was doing a study on the notion of “infant damnation”. Since that time, I was blessed with many of TJ’s postings. I appreciate his hard work and in depth research into this theology known as Calvinism. I also enjoyed TJ’s wit and humor. Liver and Onions also provide me the opportunity to share my thoughts and experiences related to Calvinism as well. For that, I am grateful. With the Lord’s timing, I hope and pray Liver and Onions returns to the blogsphere soon.

    Dawn, thanks for your kind words as well. They are appreciated.

    And Rose, just and case you were wondering, it is “his”.

    In His Name,

    By Anonymous wingedfooted1, at 7/28/2008 9:45 PM  

  • Thanks, Missy. I am not surprised you enjoyed those. :~)

    Yes, I went to Catholic schools. My mother is still very devout. SHe never stops reminding me that I was born on that feast day. Ughhh. OK, so you have had what sounds like an interesting religious history!!!

    Ten Cent,
    I can understand why you wouldn't see L&O as "refreshing" LOL. It is a non-Calvinist thing, I think. Or maybe it is just a "me" thing... I don't know. I do like Rush Limbaugh, hahaha.
    Thanks for visiting!

    Come back soon, TJ!!!!

    You're a man, huh? I thought maybe. Hey, please make yourself welcome around here. If you ever need an outlet for your writing, you can guest post at this blog - just email me! rcole@ambt.net

    By Blogger Rose~, at 7/31/2008 10:42 AM  

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