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 2004
IS THE HEALTH CARE “CRISIS” ALL IT’S CRACKED UP TO BE? Sally Pipes says no. Some perspective: Americans without health insurance actually spend roughly the same amount of their own money on health care ( $242) as do the fully … Continue reading
Lack of religious devotion should not be a basis for a smear. But neither should religious belief — and the truth is that the intolerance of the religious right can be fully matched by that of the secular left.
PITTSBURGH IS ATTEMPTING to attract religious conventions. The last time the Church of the Brethren held its Annual Conference there was in 1980. Since then, two convention centers have been built, and a lot has changed. I’d like to see … Continue reading
SURPRISE, SURPRISE. THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (that nobody goes to anymore) is targeting violence in . . . the United States. The article notes that the NCC will soon be filing a court brief on behalf of the prisoners … Continue reading
THE BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION, once the venerable reporter of news from around the world, has been exposed as a manufacturer of news.
BRO. FRANK REED’S ARTICLE on patriotism has been reprinted in the August 2003 Sword and Trumpet, and now it is in the February 2004 Calvary Messenger. The Sword and Trumpet is a conservative Mennonite magazine published in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and … Continue reading
WHEN PEOPLE SAY THAT EVANGELICALS AREN’T INTERESTED in social-type ministries, just point them to this. In fact, evangelicals have been active in trying to eliminate the scourge of prison rape.
FOR THOSE BEWAILING THE “LOSS” OF MINISTERS WHO LEAVE because the denomination is too conservative, there are likely many more of these fellows whose gifts were lost to the Church of the Brethren. He became the Church of the Brethren’s … Continue reading
“INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE” TENDS to obfuscate ideas. David Mills comments on this footnote (!) of Peter Kreeft’s: “Man” means “mankind,” not “males.” It is traditional inclusive language. “Humanity” does not go with “God” (“God and humanity”) because “God” and “man” are … Continue reading
THE MOUNTAIN ANTHEMS, the mixed a cappela chorus, has their tour schedule on their website. If they are in your area, or even close to your area (say, within 50 miles), it is well worth your while to hear them … Continue reading
PETER SINGER, so-called “ethics” professor at Princeton University, is roundly dealt with by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
DON’T MISS David Mills’ comment on “Head-Spinning Heresies.” In this case, the liberal Christian spends most of his time insulting the more conservative as “heresy hunters” and proclaiming the virtues of open-mindedness, the ongoing movement of the Holy Spirit, and … Continue reading
SOME HAVE ASKED me about the “lost Gospels” or “lost books of the Bible.” Well, they really weren’t “lost.” These works have been with us since the early years of Christianity. They were never “lost.” They were rejected as being … Continue reading
TRENTON STARNES OFFERS an open letter to the relevant and hip mega-churches. I wanted something different. I wanted something to stand out. I wanted something confrontational. I want to be offended. I picked up the Bible and read it; it … Continue reading
GEORGE GRANT WRITES about the kind of homosexual marriage that Christians and conservatives can all support. “As men and women become more and more disillusioned with the gay lifestyle, they look for alternatives, answers, anything. In desperation, they turn to … Continue reading
HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE WILL MEAN the end of marriage. Stanley Kurtz shows, from the Scandinavian experience, how the “conservative” case for gay marriage collapses, and how state-by-state patchwork of laws will undermine it everywhere in the United States. Folks, if we … Continue reading
DOUG LEBLANC WRITES a sympathetic article in the Wall Street Journal about the new Anglican network.
A RUSSIAN STUDY SAYS that Red Sea parting was possible [via Drudge]. Possible? It happened–we have an eyewitness account that has been accepted for thousands of years.
ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRATORS MARCH in Washington. Already the war has claimed 44,670,812 victims. And while the war in Iraq has cost over 500 American lives since March 2003, this war takes 151 lives every hour.
BIBLICALLY-MINDED EPISCOPALIANS HAVE FORMED a new network. Robert Duncan, Anglican bishop of Pittsburgh, was chosen to head it up. David Mills thinks they are pitching their tents toward Sodom. BRF has always stood for working for revival and reformation within … Continue reading
BELGIAN CARDINAL SAYS, “most gays are perverts.” Mike Potemra isn’t impressed. UPDATE: Ambrose Evans-Pritchard of the London Telegraph has more.