Daily Archives: 28 Mar 2018

But That’s Not True, Is It Mr Pence?

Mike Pence – “Character matters to the Presidency” (Sep 23, 2016).

But that’s not true is it Mr Pence?

More Ministerial Misconduct: The Case of Frank Page

Frank S. Page, a prominent Southern Baptist leader, has resigned from his top role in the largest Protestant denomination in America because of a “morally inappropriate” relationship.   Page, the president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention’s executive committee, stepped down Tuesday from the leadership role and retired from active ministry, according to the Baptist Press, an official publication of the Nashville-based denomination. 

Earlier in the day, Page, 65, had announced he was retiring, but acknowledged later that he needed to be more forthright on why he was leaving the post.  “As a result of a personal failing, I have embarrassed my family, my Lord, myself, and the Kingdom,” Page said in a statement released through the Baptist Press.

Good grief.  ‘Personal failing’… let’s call it what it is- SIN.  And has Page repented or is he simply sorry he was caught?

“Out of a desire to protect my family and those I have hurt, I initially announced my retirement earlier today without a complete explanation,” Page said. “However, after further wrestling with my personal indiscretion, it became apparent to me that this situation must be acknowledged in a more forthright manner. It is my most earnest desire in the days to come to rebuild the fabric of trust with my wife and daughters, those who know me best and love me most.”

Yeah sorry but that’s not a confession of sin, it’s evasion.  Further, he added lying to whatever the ‘indiscretion’ was.

Ugh.

On ‘Evangelicals’ Today

It has simply come to this- ‘Evangelicals’ have no credibility.

Matt Is What Happens When Someone Without Theological Sense or Skill Tries to Talk Theologically

Signs of the Times

Betrayal Isn’t Just a Judas Thing

Lots of disciples sell Jesus out for a lot less than the price of a common slave like Judas did.  Some have even sold him out for the sake of a Supreme Court Justice.  A Justice, by the way, who will never see to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, in spite of the lies told to that effect to garner votes.

Missing Person Alert

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Mozart Just Because

One of the things Barth got right was starting each day with a piece from Mozart. I highly recommend it.

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