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: August 2003
OCTOBER 5, 2003 MARKS the tercentenary of Jonathan Edward’s birth. I’m still plugging through his new biography.
SCHOOLS, PARENTS WARNED about homosexual mentors for schools. And who says the media isn’t biased? The headline of this AP story clearly shows it.
THINGS AREN’T LOOKING GOOD for the Americal Episcopal Church. Well, it made its bed, so now it can lie in it.
THE LAST STRAW: The appointment of a homosexual bishop is not, I repeat, the worst thing that could happen in the church. But it will prove to be the last straw — the issue over which traditionalists finally tire of … Continue reading
THE ISSUE OF HOMOSEXUALITY is really an issue of Christology (that is, how we understand Jesus Christ): The argument over homosexuality is an argument over morals and the interpretation of Scripture, of course, but it is also an argument about … Continue reading
TODAY MARKS THE 75th ANNIVERSARY of the signing of the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact, which outlawed war. It’s had a powerful influence. Dave Kopel has more.
THE CURRENT WORLD MAGAZINE has a letter to the editor: Some homosexuals contend that their desire must be God-ordained since they have always had it. By the same reasoning, my lying is not wrong. I have always had a tendency … Continue reading
DO WE REFLECT JESUS’ ATTITUDE TOWARD SINNERS?[registration required] We believe from a reasonable, simple study of scripture that homosexuality is one of many sins that offend a holy God. As we would never ask you to approve of sins towards … Continue reading
I WAS IN HELL Hell is knowing that there is the slightest possibility that these “Jesus Seminar” folks and these other “new theologians” are wrong. That 2000+ years of orthodox Christians are right: what if gay sex is evil? Equally … Continue reading
I’VE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW that, in an age of diversity and tolerance, posting the Ten Commandments in a courthouse is harmful. John Derbyshire also has comments on the issue, from his British-American perspective.
MAINLINE CHRISTIANS IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA TEND TO BE more conservative than their national denominations. This is true of the Churches of the Brethren there as well. While Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has always had its conservative faculty (such as John Gerstner), … Continue reading
THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS on Iraq: “We like the Americans very much here,” said Zainab Khaledy, 22, who received her medical degree last Sunday. “We feel better than under the old regime. We have problems, like security, but everything … Continue reading
TEACHING INVOLVES REPETITION, so I am re-posting a note written last October. ————————————————- SOME CLAIM THE ARGUMENT IN THE COB IS OVER THREE WORDS in the 1983 Statement on Human Sexuality. However, they conveniently ignore these particular paragraphs: …It is … Continue reading
SLATE HAS an article on How Did Sharia Get to Nigeria? Sharia–the Muslim legal code–will have more impact on our Nigerian Brethren in the years to come.
Questions related to the proper understanding of the Bible on issues such as homosexuality are good ones. I would refer you to any standard foundational theology book for some of the answers. Good ones are Millard Erickson’s Christian Theology, Charles … Continue reading
THE MUSLIM WOMAN’S HIJAB is, apparently, a 1970′s invention. It’s interesting that it was drawn from the Christian woman’s veiling, which finds Biblical sanction in A.D. 55.
ONE THING TO BE HIGHLIGHTED IN Charlotte Allen’s article mentioned last week in Dunker Journal, was this reference to Bishop Gene Robinson: Robinson himself conceded that his fellow bishops’ implicit endorsement in Minneapolis of homosexual activity contravened both traditional Christian … Continue reading
MCJ HAS A GOOD POST on the relationship between Western Anglicans and African Anglicans, while commenting on this article. Be sure to scroll down and read the comments section, too. One of the interesting points in the original article was … Continue reading
HERE’S A QUOTE FROM THE BRETHREN ENCYCLOPEDIA article on “Capital Punishment:” Some [Brethren] interpret Romans 13 to mean that the state exists to punish the wicked and to protect the righteous. Thus some Brethren conclude that in order to protect … Continue reading