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Democrats Get Religion (sort of)

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Here’s a new take on the story of the Good Samaritan:
The Good Samaritan is walking down the road and cares for a stranger who has been beaten and robbed, [NC Democractic Rep David] Price said. The next day, on the same road, another person has been beaten and robbed. So it goes for another week […]

Washington Post finds nice things to say about Christians

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

Well, certain Christians, anyway:
Lyndsay Moseley was no longer inspired by the evangelical Christian faith of her youth. As an environmental activist, she believed that it offered little spiritual support for her work and was overly focused on opposing abortion and gay marriage.
… and, you know, sin and all that stuff.
Then the 27-year-old District resident discovered […]

More on the names of the Trinity

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Great cartoon by Doug Marlette.  Backstory here.
(Hat tip: The Presbyterian Layman)

“Storm that Melts Mountains” - huh?

Monday, June 19th, 2006

Here’s a classic example of the inanity that going on at the biennial General Assembly meeting of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The Committee on Theological Issues and Insitutions sent forward a paper on the Trinity with some, uh, interesting ideas. The paper was “received” instead of “approved.” Get a load of these […]

More Cherry-Picking by Jim West

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

In a post entitled, “Heinrich Bullinger: On the Necessity of Schools,” West simply provides a quote by Bullinger:
“All peoples who were not totally rude and without understanding have noticed and understood that no kingdom or government can happily be preserved without schools.”
To provide himself cover, West makes no further comment in this post, but based […]

Bible Meme

Monday, May 1st, 2006

I found this set of questions at My Own Thoughts some time ago and have been meaning to provide my own answers:
1. Who is your favorite Bible person besides Jesus?
The Apostle Paul. Paul is an astounding writer; he has a way of being intellectual and spiritual at the same time. I am often […]

Jim West, Racism, and Homeschooling - too good for only one post

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Be sure to read the post below first.
I can’t figure it out. This guy really has it in for homeschoolers. First he tries to get us to believe that Luther was a public school advocate (and I guess, therefore, an opponent of home schooling). Now he wants us to believe homeschooling has […]

Is Homeschooling Racist?

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Dr. Jim West (remember him?) wants us to ponder the racist roots of homeschooling by reading an editorial at the Baptist Center for Ethics, entitled, Is Racism at Heart of the Disdain for Public Schools?:
As slavery was at the heart of the founding of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1845, racism was at the heart […]

Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living One among the dead? He is not here, but He has risen.“
Luke 24: 5-6a (New American Standard Version)

He is risen indeed!

Put this in the “Closing the barn door after the horse…” department

Monday, April 10th, 2006

Who think this will make anybody happy?
Episcopalians consider freeze on gay bishops
Hat tip: The Presbyterian Layman 

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