The term "Dunker" refers to an older name for the Brethren, taken from our practice of baptism by trine immersion [that is, baptizing by "dunking" three times under the water].
Monthly Archives: January 2003
UPDATE ON BRETHREN EVANGELICAL NETWORK OF MICHIGAN. Michael Rath, of Drayton Plains First Church of the Brethren, reports: 1) An information packet about B.E.N. was mailed to all of the Michigan congregations a week ago. 2) Over the past two … Continue reading
“There is a disturbing trend in the Church to try and be “nicer” than God.” It’s not just a Brethren idea. Read the whole article.
“THE CHRISTIAN CULTURE INDUSTRY mirrors its secular counterpart.” The trinketization of Christian bookstores has been a peeve of mine for years. I liked this quote: The Reformers viewed the marketing of religious artifacts and get-out-of-purgatory-free passes as a sign of … Continue reading
ON THE alienating ways of the peace movement. I’m not, as a taxpayer, to be funding the handling and storage of bags of rice for people to make a political point. Why not send the rice directly to where it … Continue reading
THE NEW BRETHREN MISSION FUND NEWSLETTER is up. So is the latest BRF Witness article, “The Bible Teaching on Slavery.”
MEANWHILE, IN KOREA: As the anti-American protests gathered big attention in the media, here’s an AP story on how Christians in the Republic of Korea demonstrated in favor of the United States.
MORE ON A.N.S.W.E.R.–from the New York Times. As I said before, it’s the usual suspects, associated with the violent protests against the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank held in major cities. Notice, too, that if one points out … Continue reading
IF AIDS IS NOT HOMOSEXUAL OR HETEROSEXUAL, then why is a homosexual lobbying organization so opposed to a Christian (with HIV) being appointed to the Presidential Advisory Commission on HIV and AIDS? One homosexualist says, “Abstinence-until-marriage does not help anyone … Continue reading
BACK TOWARD ORTHODOXY from the April/May 2002 The American Enterprise, is now online. I referred to it here back in September.
THIRTY YEARS — 40 million dead. And these weren’t potential victims, but actual ones. America’s Moloch is named Convenience. However, things seem to be looking up for the unborn.
THOSE PERSONALITY TESTS–are they really a good indicator of ministry success or failure, or simply a means to encourage relativistic thinking?
WHO WAS REALLY BEHIND THE PEACE MARCHES ON SATURDAY. Here’s the ANSWER–it appears to be the usual suspects. The real numbers were likely between 50-70,000, not the 500,000 this front organization for the Stalinist Worker’s World Party claims. From the … Continue reading
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIKE “WHIRLED PEAS”: Here’s the little green bird you’ve been seeing, with a slightly different take. Here’s the source for all kinds of related items.
FABRIC OF A FAITH: “It stands as one of the most obvious signatures of religious faith. A woman in a veil.” Scroll down in the article to find some interesting comments on the New Testament and Christian traditions of the … Continue reading
WHAT SOCIALISM HAS WROUGHT…state ownership of the means of production does not exclude human beings–as they are the main means of production.
IN GAIA WE TRUST. “. . . the environmental movement, now more than ever, does represent the American Left at worship.” “and they exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds … Continue reading
A GOOD REASON NOT TO use styrofoam cups: they make tea taste awful. One needs a good china mug–and not some silly little teacup!
INTERESTING QUOTES ABOUT PACIFISTS OF 2003: From Robert Totten: “Robert Kagan recently wrote “Yesterday’s liberal interventionists, in Bosnia, Kosovo and Haiti, are today’s liberal abstentionists. What changed? Just the man in the White House.” From Donald Sensing: There are a … Continue reading
WHAT SHOULD BE OUR RESPONSE TO THE IRAQ SITUATION? The same as to the national calamity of 2001. One correspondent could see my nonresistant position, but then was upset with my comment, “Only those who have trusted Christ and have … Continue reading