If you are not familiar with what happened earlier this week when Jason Collins, an NBA player, who stated publicly that he was gay (apparently the first such participant in a major men's professional sport to do so), click on this link and catch up. When you do, be sure and watch the video embedded … Continue reading Oh, the Logic that betrays a lack of understanding about Christianity!
The Tickle Chronicles
Recently, I made an effort to contact Phyllis Tickle. In case you don’t know who she is, she is the founding editor of the Religion Department of Publishers Weekly, the author of several books, very visible on the web (just Google her), and for our interests here, one of the leading voices of a movement called Emergence Christianity. I wanted to contact her because I was (and still am) concerned about some things she has written and said. I had already some of my concerns in classes and in blog posts here at ccithink and I wanted to solicit her input and inform her that I have been and plan to continue discussing her theology. To my amazement, Ms. Tickle got back to me almost immediately. She was gracious and addressed my concerns
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By Scott Fowler
Behind the Times
According to Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon (Resident Aliens), Christendom, having begun with Constantine in 313 AD, ended in 1963.1 I can still remember the inner conflict I experienced the first time I heard that Christendom was dead or that we were living in a post-Christian era. It was well after 1963 when the news came to me. I was young and rather uninitiated into mainstream theological discussions, but even after I heard and understood those statements, I encountered many others who had not heard either. In fact, I am sure that I could still find many even today who do not understand what is meant by post-Christendom or for that matter what Christendom means. My point? The average evangelical normally runs at least twenty to forty years behind the times. With that said, there is another seismic…
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Ok, not that big of a surprize when a Democratic Senator endorses gay marriage, but you gotta love the brilliant reasoning behind his decision. He said, "Simply put, if The Lord made homosexuals as well as heterosexuals, why should I discriminate against their civil marriage? I shouldn't, and I won't," he wrote. It sounds so … Continue reading George Washington Rolling Over in His Grave!
Another GOP Senator, citing personal emotional reasons, has come out in favor of same-sex marriage (see link to article below). Our leaders--in and out of the Church--are mired in subjectivity, willing to allow their emotions to influence the future of the nation. Not that we are ever unbiased or that we are ever truly … Continue reading And Another One Bites The Dust!
Christian Youth Face Backlash after Marriage Hearings - US - CBN News - Christian News 24-7 - CBN.com.
So here's a question: Would you watch The Bible on The History Channel again? I can definitely say I would not. As far as I am concerned it missed its mark--at least the mark I set for it as a potentially viable, useful, inspiring account of the Bible. It was needlessly violent, did not offer … Continue reading The Bible on The History Channel: Final