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  1. Michael says:

    Evidently I forgot to open the comments…

  2. Nonnie says:

    Christine’s article about the unplanned pregnancy/grace, is beautiful.

  3. Papias says:

    I would like to see that updated ESV app for Android.

    Otherwise, been too busy at work…. 🙂

  4. David says:

    So people are Petitioning for Mark Driscoll to be removed from the Hillsong Conference in Europe, a place where Prosperity Gospel peddlers like Joseph Prince and Jentezen Franklin are allowed in uncritically?

    I think someone missed the point. The whole thing seems to be tainted — Driscoll is just a symptom.

  5. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    17 people sign a petition and it’s a story? Slow press week.

  6. Em says:

    purgatory? 1Peter 4:13 Romans 8:18 … isn’t this life purgatory enough?

  7. Xenia says:

    I want to believe the Shroud of Turin is real. I lean in that direction.

    I read something a while ago that attempted to prove it was a hoax and that the hoaxer was none other than Leonardo da Vinci.

  8. j2theperson says:

    I watched a Discovery Channel special about the Shroud. They created a 3D reconstruction of the face and suggested the shroud was real. My immediate reaction was “If it’s on Discovery it must be fake” but nobody has ever been able to figure out how it was done or duplicate the process so who knows. Real or not it doesn’t really change anything.

  9. Em says:

    the shroud could have been anyone’s burial cloth back then couldn’t it? … but it is an intriguing artifact and they were very zealous of owning and preserving such items as i understand …
    kind of like the ark of Noah? that is the one thing that i wish they’d locate, even tho science would rationalize it away somehow

  10. Em says:

    mysticism always has made me uncomfortable as the mind plays tricks on us … and i do not like to find the “other world” manifesting in my world

  11. ? says:

    ^^^^ like

  12. Babylon's Dread says:

    So …

    24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
    26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. Ro 1:24–27.

  13. Jim says:

    Communitarianism article was interesting. I understand the criticisms (plenty of statist undertones), but remove the coercion of the community and govt, and it sounds like my kind of place.

  14. Em says:

    #12 – refers to Jiujitsu above? … BD had me going down the list hoping to find a connection to something 🙂 one old and disjointed person (me) is enough around here

  15. Em says:

    i guess i’d call his list of nine more non-Biblical than unBiblical …

    1-“God helps those who help themselves.
    i thought this referred to our efforts to function in this world, not redemption

    2-God wants me to be happy.”
    well, i think God does want us to be happy – enjoy Christ … but i’d agree that pursuit of happiness is not the focus of God’s plan for the here and now

    3-“We’re all God’s children”
    no, agreed … but we are His creation, intended to be His children

    4-“Cleanliness is next to Godliness”
    maybe not next to it, but i think it is an intention of God 🙂

    5″-God won’t give you more than you can handle
    Actually, all of life is more than we can handle.”
    that probably depends on one’s definition of ‘handle’ … perhaps, He gives us what He deems best

    6-“We all worship the same God”
    no, but the day will come when every knee shall bow and confess as i understand the plan

    7-“Bad things happen to good people”
    a very bad thing happened yesterday to 3 of God’s children here in Washington – precious in the sight of Lord is the death of His saints i understand, but the Church lost some good people here and one suspects the devil had a hand in it

    8-“When you die, God gains another angel
    Plain and simple. Humans are humans, and angels are angels.” can’t disagree with that

    9-“We’re all going to the same place when we die
    There are two possible destinations when we pass:” yes, unless the R.C.’s are correct

  16. Charlie says:

    As for Calvin’s belief that Old Testament law should be imposed by the church,
    maybe a quick read of Acts chapter 15 would have been helpful.

  17. Surfer51 says:

    “unbiblical statements Christians believe…”

    Add one more to the list:

  18. Alex says:

    Thank you for the link and thinking of me and my family.

    On another note, my son LOVES adventure books…he devoured 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Middle of the Earth. I think I’ll order some of Eric L’s books and see if he likes those as well. He does like the Hobbit and loves Chronicles of Narnia which is probably similar.

  19. Alex says:

    Ordered Road of Leaves print edition…we’ll see how he likes it.

  20. ? says:

    #15 Em

    Are those your replies? If so, profound and worthy of printing out and handing out!

  21. Papias says:

    Dread @ 12

    Was that in response to the Preston Sprinkle link?

    I read the announcement and some of the comments and all I can say is “No….just no….”

  22. Em says:

    ? … i was commenting/ reacting, yes… but it is poorly formatted (by me) – what is in quotes was from the original link…

  23. Babylon's Dread says:


    That is Romans description of homosexuality as you know
    it applies universally to all such discussions

  24. Shaun says:

    It is interesting how the phrase “monogamously committed homosexuality” somehow is to be understood to make homosexuality moral simply because it is monogamous and committed. The fact remains the scriptural prohibition against homosexuality has nothing to do with monogamy or the committed nature of the practitioner. The two positives of monogamy and commitment do not modify the morally negative of homosexuality and make it a positive. That is like saying “monogamously committed rape” is ok, because the practitioner is committed to raping only one person. It misses the point…

  25. Alex says:

    Shaun said, ” That is like saying “monogamously committed rape” is ok, because the practitioner is committed to raping only one person. It misses the point…”

    No, you present a very bad false analogy.

    A much more correct analogy is this:

    That is like saying monogamously committed fornication is ok…

    Consensual homosexual sex is not akin to “rape” as you state…it is more akin to “fornication” in a Christian moral context.

  26. Jim says:

    Always been a fan of monogamy, particularly when someone bothers to get married.

  27. Shaun says:

    I see your point Alex – because rape is not consensual. I was just substituting a known moral negative, but that was sloppy on my part. Your example is better, and still illustrates the point.

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  29. Penthetruth says:

    This is beautiful. like this

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