March 18, 2015

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The Mother of All Christian Heresies

Another incidental writing. An excerpt: The War just fought against pirate Saddam Hussein and Iraq, with recently reported Iraqi civilian casualties of over 37,000(1) [Twelve times the civilian casualties of September 11, 2001, in America!] is another classic instance of the pot calling the kettle black; of Emperor Bush demonstrating moral equivalency to Saddam Hussein with one strategic difference: America’s might was unparalleled, and hence, as always throughout most of history, “right”. And my fellow…

The Sickness of America, The Sickness of Humanity

Another now-and-then piece. An excerpt: This was sent to me over the Internet: All Time Best Quote In a recent interview, General Norman Schwarzkopf was asked if he thought there was room for forgiveness toward the people who have harbored and abetted the terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks on America. His answer was classic Schwarzkopf. The General said, “I believe that forgiving them is God’s function. OUR job is to arrange the meeting.” AMEN!…

The Jesus Quest & The Real Jesus

This is still a worthwhile article by New Testament scholar Richard B. Hays almost 20 years later. The original may be found here. An excerpt: As the "historical Jesus" debate heats up and more participants enter the fray, the general reader may understandably feel bewildered by the claims and counterclaims being bandied about. Ben Witherington’s book The Jesus Quest provides a program to clarify the issues and identify the players. It is generally agreed that…

Statements About the Church

I collected such for a while... They are all below: The church is hopeless, but it is the only hope. (African saying) The church is that great totalitarian beast with an irreducible kernel of truth. (Simone Weil, 20th century French mystic) The church is like Noah's ark: you wouldn't stand the stench within were it not for the storm without. (Frederick Buechner, 20th century author and Presbyterian minister) The church, like Peter, is both a…

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