Monthly Archives: February 2005

Was Jesus Married?

I just ran across this old series of posts by Mark D. Roberts. He consistently puts out substanative well-thought out material. As one in the same profession, I don’t see how he has the time to do it all. As … Continue reading

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The Problem with Integration

In 1998 when I was appointed to Westbury United Methodist Church in Houston, I was finally at a church where I could invite anyone. Westbury is a culturally diverse church, full of Anglos, Africans, African-Americans, Asians, etc. Many great people. … Continue reading

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Support Iranian Bloggers

Through the combination of the Protestant Reformation and the rise in lietracy brought about by the invention of the printing press, it might be said, “Each man became his own interpreter.” Now with the combination of the Internet and the … Continue reading

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Shaping Postmodernity

My old teacher Nancey Murphy speaks out on the Christian response to postmodernism. As we discussed many times, her conclusion is that postmodernity (what will follow modernity) is still up for grabs. We Christians have an awesome opportunity to be … Continue reading

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SWOT from where I sit

Our new Bishop, Janice Riggle Huie, is leading the Annual Conference through SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis (For more on SWOT, check here and here). The root idea is to consider the Positives (Strengths, Opportunities) and Negatives (Weaknesses, Threats) … Continue reading

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Libertarian Approach to the US Marriage Problem

John Coleman writes in Reason that government should get out of the marriage business. If people love each other, they ought be be allowed to marry. It is time to privatize marriage. If the institution is really so sacred, it … Continue reading

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Church Property Fights

A Virginia lawmaker has attempted to legislate a shift toward congregationalism when it comes to the ownership of church property. Didn’t Paul say something about how scandalous it was for believers to take their divisions before unbelievers? I don’t know … Continue reading

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IRiver H320

I’ve been looking at MP3 players for a long time now. The Ipod gets the most press, and every Ipod owner I’ve spoken with is very happy with their purchase. My needs are a little different, however. I’m not quite … Continue reading

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Arguing Theology with Terrorists

I ran across a discussion of this article – “Koranic duels ease terror,” in the Christian Science Monitor – in The Corner at NRO today. The gist of the article is that Yemen’s strategy for dealing with Al Qaeda captives … Continue reading

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A sad day in Christian Higher Ed

Christianity Today weblog reports that Davidson College, a Presbyterian school in North Carolina, is backing away from its Christian commitment. In our UM tradition too many colleges have gone this direction – but ours seem to go more quietly. CT … Continue reading

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