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  1. Donner says:

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Jean says:

    Babylon Bee’s Top Ten Books of 2016…

    Wait, someone said on on a different thread that BB is satire.

  3. Col46 says:

    Jean – read the list ?

  4. Dan from Georgia says:

    A couple of those books on the Bee seem borderline realistic.

  5. Jean says:

    Well spoof me. 🙂

  6. Josh the Baptist says:

    Southern Baptists are not seeking to marginalize Russell Moore, they want his head. He’s taking MAJOR heat right now. I’ll be surprised if he survives until next summer.

    Lucky for him, he’s smart and has a great friend that is the head of a major seminary…I think he’ll be alright.

  7. Josh the Baptist says:

    Duane, thanks for that link. Yep, looks like he is in trouble.

  8. Scooter Jones says:

    “In a new statement on his website, Moore says he did not mean to criticize all people who voted for Trump. “If that’s what you heard me say,” he says, “that was not at all my intention, and I apologize.”

  9. Scooter Jones says:

    I meant to add this quote from Russell Moore as well.

    “Now that the election is over, as Christians we owe it to Donald Trump to pray for him (1 Tim. 2:1-2) and give honor to whom it is due (Rom. 13:7), and as responsible citizens we owe it to him to work with him for the common good everywhere possible.”

    That’s good advice.

  10. Steve Wright says:

    The thing about Moore is you can’t have it both ways. You can’t get very personal, very partisan in the world of politics, and then when you get the backlash step back and lecture on what we “owe” Trump by citing something that is owed every President of either party after any election.

    It ain’t going to work. I have no problem with Christian leaders choosing to be active in politics (no shock to the readers here 🙂 ) – but if you do, you can’t be such a purist that you look like a hypocritical hack.

    Moore is on record as proclaiming his pseudo-prophetic take on things, and then saying in effect conservative evangelicals may not be smart enough to know it yet. It’s the same political elitism where someone claims to know better than his fellow American voters, when he is not actually more informed, just more opinionated

    And the heat now on Moore is because the President-elect is stocking his cabinet with strong Christians and conservative voices that would make Reagan smile. Yet, a whole lot of guys out there keep digging in because they were terribly wrong, they are still angry, and they are desperately seeking to keep their relevance.

  11. Steve Wright says:

    Janet Mefferd who is quoted briefly in the Moore article has posted on her facebook a lengthy comment that the article left out. Here it is:

    NPR interviewed me for this story but included only one of my quotes in the printed story. What’s unfortunate (but not unexpected) is that the story completely omitted the WHOLE REASON for the Moore controversy: The current conservative leader outrage over Trump is not only about Donald Trump. The Trump issue is only the last straw. Conservatives are mad that for the last three years, they’ve had to listen to the ERLC head — whose salary THEY PAY — bash, caricature and insult conservatives, the “Religious Right,” all of Christian talk radio, et al. They’ve had to endure Moore lecturing them that “politics must not drive the gospel” (insinuating that conservatives don’t care about the gospel, which is bad enough!) while Moore jets off to the White House to meet with Obama on amnesty and heads up the Soros-funded Evangelical Immigration Table! They’re tired of the insults. They’re tired of the lectures. They’re tired of the political liberalism disguised as “this is how you act if you’re all about the gospel.” This is why even Jack Graham, former SBC president and pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, told the WSJ: “There was a disrepectfulness toward Southern Baptists and other evangelical leaders, past and present,” which is why Graham now says his church “is considering making major changes in our support for the Southern Baptist Convention.”

  12. Scooter Jones says:

    Steve, maybe Moore is trying to be “authentic” 😉

  13. Michael says:

    I love Russell Moore and do believe he is a prophetic voice.
    He is one of a very few leaders in American Christendom that give me hope for the future.

    I believe him to be a great man and my prayers are with him.

  14. ( |o )====::: says:

    “The Purpose Driven Ferret ”
    Honestly, how could this be parody?

  15. Bob Sweat says:

    I read all the books on the top 10!??

  16. CostcoCal says:

    Wow, the guy that wrote the article on “7 ways” had his kids attacked in the ministry?


  17. Jean says:

    I strongly encourage everyone to read the first link on Mary and the divine inversion. I promise that it has nothing to do with Roman Catholicism for those who break out in hives. But the theological principle is directly relevant to the theology of the cross, and thus may be worth your while.

    “What ties together Shenk’s different arguments is what I call the divine inversion—the many ways in which God acts contrary not merely to physical nature, but to what humans take to be the natural order of things in the social and political world. God inverts natural orders, both human and physical, to reveal that it is God himself who acts.”

    You will see the divine inversion at work in many of my articles.

  18. Dan from Georgia says:

    Michael, I am with you re: Russel Moore. He one of the VERY FEW leaders out there whom I have much respect for amongst the numerous self-proclaimed Evangelical bozos out there who think they are our leaders.

  19. John 20:29 says:

    read the divine inversion this a.m. and it brought to mind how much time we spend trying to “explain” God – to an extent we can and God has indulged our limitations where He deemed necessary… but we do at times look foolish as we try to do so

  20. John 20:29 says:

    #16- link on Mormon leaks was interesting… may be time to pray for an awakening there
    today’s corporate structure hierarchy and machination permeates religion, it seems … may be what some millennials are trying to point out?
    the last conversation that i had at the door with a couple young missionaries terminated when i told them that they were young and might find themselves questioning their convictions as they grew older and considered the tenets and history of Mormonism – i urged them to learn more of Christ and not give up on Him if that time came in their lives… it was interesting to watch their 2 very different reactions

  21. Josh the Baptist says:

    Looks like Danny Akin is playing peacemaker with all involved parties of the the Moore controversy. Which is nice, but I don’t think Russ has it in him to tow the party line for very long. So this may blow over, but there will always be more…Moore? 🙂

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