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: February 2003
TO SOME, THE FORBES 500, or whatever it’s called, brings out the greenest of envy–why should they have so much? But among mature believers, “Jolly good show,” should be our response to these peoples’ ability to earn and add to … Continue reading
YASSIR ARAFAT IS WORTH at least $300 million. Hmm…being a Palestinian tyrant must be a lucrative position. Where did he get his money?
Interesting idea: “Pacifism is a wonderful philosophy, just as long as everybody in the world is pacifist too.”
ON “McCARTHYISM” OLD AND NEW. “The reality was that “in a global sense McCarthy was on to something. McCarthy may have exaggerated the scope of the problem but not by much�” Oh, and Alger Hiss was too a Communist.
I JUST RECEIVED THE LATEST CHRISTIAN HISTORY magazine today. It’s another fine magazine, this issue about Jonathan Edwards, the Puritan pastor of Massachusetts. They will publish an issue on J.R.R. Tolkien in May.
ANOTHER ADVANCE FOR THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT: The United States Supreme Court has decided, 8-1, that the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statute cannot be applied to pro-life activists.
ONE OF THE FINEST CHRISTIAN MAGAZINES, MOODY, will cease publication within six months. Published by Moody Bible Institute, the magazine, once a monthly, now a bi-monthly, provided solid, trustworthy content for conservative Christians. R.I.P.
IF HINDUISM IS A VALID EXPRESSION OF FAITH, then laws like this wouldn’t be necessary. The Christians of India have little in the way of “bribes” or inducements to offer, other than salvation from sin, and entrance into eternal life. … Continue reading
SALON.COM on why war would not be for oil. In fact, once Iraqi oil enters the market, the price of oil will fall.
I MENTIONED LAST WEDNESDAY THAT THIS SILLINESS FROM John Shelby Spong (do people call him “John” or “John Shelby”?) needed Fisking, and, lo and behold, Christopher Johnson of Midwest Conservative Journal did that on the very day. He really says … Continue reading
WHY FAITHFUL CHRISTIANS SHOULD BE TEACHING at all levels, by Daryl McCarthy [requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]: My life was greatly impacted in recent months by a soft-spoken 44-year-old man. He came from a wealthy family; his father had made it … Continue reading
DIGGING A LITTLE DEEPER at Manchester College. Last year, the 34 college trustees contributed more than a million dollars to the college, in part motivated by a matching scheme by the Lilly Endowment. It’s old news, but just made the … Continue reading
SOME PERSONNEL CHANGES AT ELGIN (Scroll down to number 10). Brethren Witness will merge with the Washington Office. Maybe the Washington Office itself could be eliminated, seeing as how it echoes the Washington offices of some larger denominations. Having a … Continue reading
BRETHREN EVANGELICAL NETWORK of Michigan announces that it now has 63 individual members, and four congregations have joined. They are the Crystal, Zion, Drayton Plains, and New Life Churches of the Brethren.
JOURNAL ENTRIES MAY BE FEW IN THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS. Just so you know. I appreciate the notes when I’ve missed posting. Past archived entries may be accessed by clicking on “Dunker Journal Archives” in the left margin.
DEATH BY ETIQUETTE is an interesting essay. It is perhaps a good sign that several Reformed writers are echoing Anabaptist themes. John Piper has written a thought-provoking book on the ministry, called Brothers, We Are NOT Professionals. Piper is one … Continue reading
BIG CHANGES AT WHEATON. I have been skeptical of Wheaton ever since reading, years ago, how they made fun of Francis Schaeffer in philosophy classes.
I DON’T KNOW WHERE EVEN to begin with this silliness from John Shelby Spong. He needs a good theological Fisking, but I don’t have the time or the energy to do so right now. But what gets me is that … Continue reading
MORE GARRETT COUNTY STORIES. Update from the Washington Post. One even quotes the wife of one of my cousins. The county has gotten over 200 inches of snow this winter–that’s a lot, even for Garrett County. I wonder what the … Continue reading
A PRESIDENT DOESN’T PUT ASIDE HIS FAITH–and speaking from his faith–when elected to office. It seems to me that Mr. Clinton and Mr. Gore also spoke much of faith and religious values–remember Mr. Clinton leaving church services with a Bible … Continue reading
ONE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NONRESISTANCE AND PACIFISM is that the former recognizes the right of the government to wage war and the latter does not. Nonresistant Christians do not participate in war for the same reason we do not favor the … Continue reading
BIBLE VERSES REGARDED AS hate literature. Just giving Biblical citations has been construed as inciting hatred. There’s hatred, all right–of God and His Word.
GARRETT COUNTY, MARYLAND gets a mention in the Washington Post. Most folks east of say, Frederick, think of Hagerstown as Western Maryland. It actually goes a little farther west than that. A good many good Brethren live in Garrett County. … Continue reading
MORE PERSONS HAVE DIED FROM THIS, than have actually or potentially died in a war with Iraq. But you don’t see huge numbers of protestors against it. So I’m not inclined to connect number of protestors to the rightness of … Continue reading