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  1. victorious says:

    In regards to Driscoll’s conference.
    Who said wolves were facing extinction? At least for now.
    In reagards to an analysis and solution where the scent of narcissism remains strong in the family kitchen; I highly recoomend this resource.

  2. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    The Pew survey is idiotic. So what is anyone supposed to do with it once it is read? I guess we could now recommend to our unhappy friends to become Hindu or Buddhist if they want happiness.
    Never has happiness or good health been a goal of Christianity – this is the work of the devil to convince people pick a religion, any religion and your life will improve.

    Personally I think this may be better advise for the path to happiness – it has soul – Jimmy Soul.

  3. Jerod says:

    Came across this quote reading Geisler and Watkins’s ‘s “World’s Apart”

    “If God is a society, perhaps its members, like the Gods of Greece, are in conflict with one another.”
    Martin Gardener

    Maybe this should the quote preceding any Linkathon…

  4. Jerod says:

    I’m with you MLD,

    and Christians the world over would agree.

    The last item was ironic, considering it was a “global” survey

    “The actively religious generally are more likely than others to vote.”
    I may be off but only two countries PEW listed are where Christians have a likelihood of being actively persecuted.

    It should have been noted, “Research was limited mainly to countries where the research results had a greater than 70% probability of actually being reported.”

  5. Outside T. Fold says:

    OMG that link to the story of Evers telling MacArthur to stop lying about arriving to Memphis and getting all the insider story on Dr. King’s assassination. Hoo boy. I just took the bible quiz, and Duane Arnold did not ask about it, but I am sure there is something in there about not bearing false witness.

    What a contrast.

    This last year, in March, I think, I attended the monthly nonviolence workshops, as is my custom these past two years. Rev. Lawson, whom Dr. King named in his final “I’ve seen the mountaintop” sermon the night before his assassination, has, on multiple occasions, spoken of meeting “Martin King” (just found transcript with a date.) Lawson: “And Martin King and I met, shook hands for the first time on February 6th, 1957*, after my return from India.” Lawson had gone to India as a missionary to both do work there and to learn as much as he could about Mohandas Gandhi, and the methods for creating change. 62 years and 2 days ago.

    Okay, that’s all background. Now to last March. Rev. Lawson showed us a film (At the River I Stand) about the Memphis sanitation workers strike, and we discussed it afterwards. In his remarks preceding it, he said, the group directed me to bring Martin King down. I called him on the telephone and invited him, picked him up from the airport. In photos of the Lorraine Motel earlier, there is at least one photo of Rev. Lawson among the men accompanying King to his room during that time.

    It was surreal (and what a privilege) to be in the same room as this 89 year old man, and then to watch a film in which he is there, twice over: first in film clips of the events in Memphis of 1968, and, decades later, as a man sitting in a chair being interviewed about his memories and reflections on that time. At that workshop I was with Rev. Lawson at three times in his life as he looked back on the events of 1968, 50 years prior.

    Look, I know nothing about John MacArthur. I doubt his word in the extreme. His statement was such an incredible contrast, though, to the words and memory of a man who most definitely was a part of those events, a pastor of a Memphis church and a leader of the Sanitation Workers Strike, and who strategized many things, including the simple acclamation of dignity, “I AM a Man!” borne by every marching sanitation worker in the streets of Memphis.

    And after, he told us (at that workshop or another one) that he visited James Earl Ray in prison, and pastored him during the time he was there. (just pause and take that in)

    Hoping this adds something to the conversation about the link over at Wartburg Watch,
    Outside TF.

  6. Outside T. Fold says:

    (k, after posting that, I did go on a dive into some of the comments to the linked post at Wartburg Watch.
    ::: Sing it with me, now— ♬ Guide me O thougreat Jehovahskimming thru thiscommentthread::: There was one intrepid commenter who found and linked to a memoir from John Perkins which mentioned 1968 events that corroborate the bones of MacArthur’s story: He was in MS, they learned the news, and then they went to Memphis. Well and good. Exaggerating your own role and what you did when you were there among all the momentous events, so that you may impress your audience, is a common temptation. I am dubious about MacArthur’s details. Whether they smack of exaggeration, or whether they contort into a caricature next to the first person stories I heard and wrote about, I can’t say. I am very grateful and feel fortunate to have seen and heard these stories this past year.)

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