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  1. Jean says:

    Thanks for a good line up of articles this week.

  2. em ... again says:

    “Americans are warming up to all religions except evangelicals”… who cares, time to stop with the shortcut labels/navel gazing, which leads to a knee jerk bias and start reading what Dr. Arnold posted here yesterday… over and over, maybe every day until it sinks in – into the marrow of our bones as we used to say…

    just sayin 🙂

  3. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    Good article @ No stranger thing than baptism…

    I would like to offer another;

  4. CostcoCal says:

    I want to thank Michael and EricL for putting this together. It gets me outside my box.

  5. Michael says:

    Costco, everyone…thank you as always for reading.

    My intent is always to get us all out of the box and to stimulate thought and conversation about what we’re thinking.

    Some weeks are easier than others…

  6. filbertz says:

    f-bombs and bikini’s. worth the read. perspective-grower.

    I like that he used the phrase weed-out without referring (not reefering) to weed.

  7. Duane Arnold says:

    Many thanks for the list, Michael.
    From NT Wright to Pew, it seems that evangelicals have some issues. I’m afraid, however, that some think it can be fixed with better PR or getting rid of “biased reports”. I think the problems are deeper than that and may go to the very heart of of how we approach and express our faith…

  8. Duane Arnold says:

    A very good article… thanks.

  9. nathan priddis says:

    On dying…just a “shell”?

    Jonah has never to my knowledge, been explained in orthodox doctrine.

    Jonah mentions dual locality in his prayer. It also gives a view on physics of the Abyss and the afterlife. As a bonus, he describes he view from inside the Earth. The phrase bottomless pit is literal. There is no bottom inside a sphere, to a non-material person.

  10. DavidH says:

    “F-bombs and bikinis” was a good article.

    Making a concerted effort to break away from the “judgementalism” that I was in has actually made me a much happier person.

    I find it amusing how things have changed for me. I go to the gym with my son five nights a week. Our town is rather small, and it’s fun to run into folks from church. I wear “Metal” band shirts to the gym. Folks from our present church don’t bat an eye. Folks from our old CC almost run from me. I was a bit perturbed at first but now I almost laugh out loud. One of them even said, “I’m praying for you,” as they backed away slowly, like I might attack them, or I need an exorcism.

  11. Dan from Georgia says:

    DavidH…does the degree of fear in their eyes correspond directly with the intensity of the band on your shirt?…

    Actually, good observation. I am thinking of getting some music- oriented shirts myself for the gym. Boston, Whitesnake, and Tiesto (not metal) are at the top of my list. Oh, Boston’s not metal either, but graphics on the shirt are cool.

  12. EricL says:

    Costco @4, you’re welcome. I try to find a wide mix of links to suggest to Michael. I think them all interesting reads, even when I don’t agree with them.

    DavidH, are you sure it’s the shirt’s message that’s offending? Do you wear the same shirt all five days? Lord, by this time he stinketh

  13. DavidH says:

    Dan, The look of disdain from the CC folks is equal, since they are taught that anything that is not “Praise/Worship” is of Satan. I’ve always thought that Rock music shirts were apropos of the gym. They almost go bug eyed when I wear shirts from Kreator (German Thrash Metal), Meshuggah (Swedish Progressive Metal), or Mastodon (Progressive Metal).

    Eric, Nah, I wash my clothes. HA HA HA

  14. PM says:

    Hope posting this is OK for a linkethon day.

    From the Denver Post

  15. Anon says:



  16. Duane Arnold says:


    Made my morning….

  17. Josh the Baptist says:

    Jack Graham withholding money because he doesn’t like Russell Moore’s view on Trump is silly. Graham is on Trumps Evangelical Advisory committee, and Moore made it clear that he was against Trump in the election.

    Now, the funny stuff.

    1.) The percentage of money from Graham’s church that would actually go to Moore is minuscule. Graham is not hurting Moore very much. He is hurting missionaries, which is the main reason we give to the Cooperative Program in the first place.

    2.) The SBC has never made any claim that we are united in our political leanings. The way I read it, The Baptist confession and Faith could by affirmed by a Republican, a Democrat, or like Moore, a Republican who did not want Donald Trump to be President. Are we now saying that we will join together only with our political allies to support ministry?

    Graham jumped the shark by in the Elephant Room days, anyway.

  18. Josh the Baptist says:

    Lifeway refusing to carry your album is better marketing than money can buy.

  19. Scooter Jones says:

    This is what we called “getting in your head” back in my basketball days. Jordan was the best in his day. He has some real competition now with the Trumpster though 😉

  20. Dan from Georgia says:

    Anyone see the ChristianPost article where Ann Coulter said that Trump is the head of the church? Don’t have the link handy at the moment.

    Again, you can’t make this $&@#% up.

  21. John 20:29 says:

    #15- i thot Garrison Keiller was dead – he’s a very funny Lute

  22. DavidH says:

    So, Anne Coulter is insane. So is Pat Robertson.

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