Monthly Archives: September 2004

More Triumphant Politicizing of the Faith

Sometimes I wish Jerry Falwell knew how to keep his mouth shut. Or at least show some discretion. Or at least learn some discernment. Or at least get a better grasp on biblical Christianity vis-a-vis the World. Or… Well, you … Continue reading

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New Bishops face decline

Bishops newly elected and assigned at Jurisdictional Confrences in July have now taken office (as of September 1) in their respective Annual Conefercnes). Newspapers are reporting regularly about these bishops and their first words to their new communities and constituencies. … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Church Advertising

Church advertising is dangerous. We have the model of Jesus (God incarnate among us as an ordinary human being), the model of Paul (I Cor. 9 – all things to all people) teaching us to make what we have accessible … Continue reading

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Good news from Afghanistan

The US elections aren’t the only ones of consequence on the horizon, certainly aren’t the only ones Americans ought to be concerned with. Check out this link for reporting from Oxblog on the pre-election situation in Afghanistan.

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The Ecstatic Heresy

Robert Sanders has an interesting piece on the theological division in mainline churches in the latest Christianity Today (the link above is to an expanded version). As an Episcopalian, his focus is on that church, but I believe his comments … Continue reading

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CBS News | U.S. Hostage Beheaded In Iraq | September 21, 2004�08:02:46

“The militant on the video called President Bush “a dog” and addressed him, saying, “Now, you have people who love death just like you love life. Killing for the sake of God is their best wish, getting to your soldiers … Continue reading

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Some good writing on the church and politics

Mark D. Roberts, pastor of a Presbyteran Church in Irvina, CA writes intelligently and Christianly on politics. I can identify with what he desires – a “non-partisan” church. In our congregation we have active and dedicated Republicans AND Democrats. This … Continue reading

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