Monthly Archives: November 2004

Troublesome Slogans

This week Rev. Elizabeth Stroud goes on trial in Pennsylvania for being a “self-avowed practicing homosexual,” a condition the Discipline clearly identifies as excluding one from ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church. I don’t quite understand the trial process. … Continue reading

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Christmas already?

I can’t tell for sure, but it seems like Christmas decorations are going up earlier this year. The reason I can’t tell is that it doesn’t feel like it has been a year since Christmas. I heard someone say yesterday … Continue reading

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Video gaming life

I guess this is a safe place to admit I play video games. I have since they came out in the late 70’s. I used to pop quarters into machines just to see how long I could keep playing. I … Continue reading

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Islam & Europe

Does the reality depicted in these posts represent at least a small opening for some Christian mission work? From , Why Theo Van Gogh Was Murdered, in The City Journal. In fact, Islam is as vulnerable in Europe to the … Continue reading

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Are there any adiaphora?

Most people care deeply about at least a few subjects. I wouldn’t be suprised if there were a number of things most of those same people didn’t care about. I have recently encountered some who seem to see their conservative … Continue reading

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Capital Punishment, Part 3

Some claim that since arguing against capital punishment is a way of devaluing life. Since human lives are worth so much, how can mere imprisonment ever pay the price due for taking such a life? If all we ask of … Continue reading

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Captial Punishment, Part 2

Those who argue against abortion are sometimes the same people who argue for capital punishment. Those who are for abortion will then claim this is an inconsistency on the part of anti-abortionists. But why do we need to argue for … Continue reading

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