Daily Archives: 2 Feb 2010

Abstinence Programs Work: There’s Proof

For the first time, researchers say they have clear evidence that abstinence education works and it could change the conversation about young people and sex. So reports ABC. “I think this is a game-changing piece of evidence,” says Sarah Brown … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

James Spinti: On Sport

James writes (in connection with the upcoming ball game on Sunday) I remember one church we were a part of back in Minnesota. The Vikings had made it to either the Super Bowl, or the game just before it, I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Theology

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: It’s Immoral

Don’t ask don’t tell may have worked for Bill Clinton’s personal life, but it’s no way to run an army or anything else because it engenders duplicity and deception. And that alone is reason to oppose the policy.

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When Churches Need Advice To Skirt the Law…

It may behoove them to avoid the behavior that they are attempting since squeezing through a tiny legal loophole doesn’t speak well for their confession “Christ is Lord’. What am I on about?  About those churches that are holding ‘Super … Continue reading

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Zwingli: On Wicked Government

… Because they are enemies of the cross of Christ, they do not attack greed, the wanton exercise of power by those in authority, the giving of false weight or false judgment, and monopolies… [so that] their lack of true … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Modern Culture, Theology, Zwingli

Total Depravity: The Rape of a 9 Year Old

These kinds of stories just are so horrific that words are hard to find.  What kind of person rapes a 9 year old? The rape has resulted in the birth of a boy and police are trying to discover who … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Total Depravity

Are You Sad the Prop 8 Trial Wasn’t Televised?

There’s no need to be. The trial is being re-enacted on YouTube. Now you can watch, for yourself, every scintillating moment… if you have loads of time and a quick internet connection. Ok, so that’s just weird. But if you’re … Continue reading

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The Apocalyptic Jesus?

Helen Bond has a new essay at Bible and Interpretation titled The Relevance of an Apocalyptic Jesus. It’s quite a brief piece. But very weighty and provocative.

Posted in Bible

If It Makes The National Secularist Society Mad…

It can’t be all that bad, can it? In his comments on Monday the pope said that Britain “is well known for its firm commitment to equality of opportunity.” But he added “the effect of some of the legislation designed … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Modern Culture, Theology

Quote of the Day

If the word which exalts a person in himself is a devilish one, we must not give it room unless we want to take counsel from our enemy. — John Calvin

Posted in Theology

On Calvin: A Podcast

You can download a podcast discussing the significance of Calvin by clicking here. Here’s the blurb- Vor 500 Jahren wurde der Reformator Johannes Calvin geboren. Am Ende des Calvin-Jahres 2009 werfen wir einen Blick auf die Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche in Bayern, … Continue reading

Posted in Church History

I’m All For This

In fact, I think we should use it for all Church services so we have a record of who does and who doesn’t attend: A Polish priest has installed an electronic reader in his church for schoolchildren to leave their … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Modern Culture | 3 Comments

Total Depravity: The Twittering Gang-Members Edition

Criminals and gang members are usually not very bright. But the fact that they are presently making use of Twitter and Facebook to chronicle their doings has to win them the ‘stupid criminal trick’ of the month award. Law enforcement … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Modern Culture

Austria’s Own Pat Robertson

Senior Catholic figures in Austria have been forced to speak out after controversial comments by an ultra-conservative pastor over the Haiti earthquake. Pastor Gerhard Maria Wagner had claimed 90 per cent of Haitians practised voodoo in an interview published in … Continue reading

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Tennessee Baptists in Haiti: Doing It Right

The Tennessean reports [Lance] Taylor and other volunteers from Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville spent most of last week in Haiti, ferrying children who were orphaned or displaced from makeshift hospitals to an orphanage. Getting the right children to … Continue reading

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