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: March 2006
SOME IN CANADIAN CATHOLIC RELIGIOUS ORDERS WANT the Roman church to cease being the Roman Catholic Church.
PENNSYLVANIA IS GOING to the dogs. But I wonder about an opinion writer who doesn’t know the difference between “capital” and “capitol.” That’s not a typo, and is also a good reason not to depend solely on spellcheck. I also … Continue reading
LEON PODLES WRITES on the comforting doctrine of hell. Anthony Esolen comments: In the matter of Hell, I will think that if it seems to violate my sense of justice or my sense of the omnibenevolence of God (and it … Continue reading
SO, NOW WE FIND that one of the CPT hostages is an active homosexual. It doesn’t surprise one, as it has been clear that the “Christian” part of the name is more or less cosmetic.
CHRISTOPER JOHNSON REMARKS on the Abdul Rahman situation: Meanwhile, as this is written, these people don’t appear to have said anything about this case yet. Nor have these people. Or these people. Or these people. Or these people. Or these … Continue reading
DON’T MESS with the Nazarenes. My roommate in seminary was a Nazarene. At that time, he had not sinned in ten years. I suppose these Nazarenes administered the beating with “holy love.” [via Wesleyblog]
THEY INTENDED it for evil, but God meant it for good: Convert case sparks surge of interest in Christianity among Afghans.
THE CONSERVATIVE GRACE BRETHREN ARE EXTENDING their missions outreach to the southwest coast of India, and their work in Uberlandia, Brazil, is growing.
PHIL JOHNSON DECLARES that Charles Spurgeon’s writings are timeless, especially when Spurgeon defends against novelties being introduced to the Christian faith.
BRUDERHOF ACTIVITY RAISES questions. Meanwhile, a rather serious situation has arisen among the Hutterites. More happily, here’s a mobile hardware store for Northern Indiana Amish.
EVANGELICAL YOUNG PEOPLE GATHER in San Francisco, and find that it is officially an unwelcoming, uninviting city. So much for an “open” spirit.
IF YOU’RE USING FIREFOX as your browser (if not, why not?), then a quick shortcut to come to Dunker Journal is simply type “dunker” into the address bar (where the URL is normally located) and hit “enter.” You should come … Continue reading
FROM THE “ISLAM MEANS PEACE” DEPT.: One speaker, Maulavi Habibullah, told more than a thousand clerics and young people gathered in Kabul: “Afghanistan does not have any obligation under international laws. The prophet says, when somebody changes religion, he must … Continue reading
DAVID M REVIEWS some of the comments left at the Washingtonpost.com over the employment of conservative Catholic weblogger Ben Domenech. Domenech has now resigned over issues of plagiarism.
VOLOKH WRITES: Trying to prevent people from being killed for their religious beliefs is not an “assault against Islam.” It’s defense against Islam, or to be precise against a certain strand of Islam that regrettably cannot be dismissed as just … Continue reading
SOME EVANGELICAL COMMENTS on the CPT rescue and CPT’s lack of acknowledgment of its benefactors. From Pennsylvania: The people they were defending paid them back by putting a bullet in one of their heads, the people for which they show … Continue reading
DIANA APPLEBAUM LOOKS at the anti-Semitism of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., with respect to its recent call for divestment from Israel.
GETTING IT RIGHT from the Beginning: The Christian doctrine of creation is directly connected to the doctrine of redemption. For this reason, a failure to affirm the biblical doctrine of creation leads to inevitable compromise on the doctrine of redemption. … Continue reading
WHY DID YALE SLAM the door on Afghan women? Kudos to Juniata College, which did participate in the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women. Were other Brethren colleges asked?
BEEN THERE, DONE THAT: …the broad movement that encompassed evangelicalism in the 20th century now seems poised to follow the very same path that led the mainline churches to disaster a century ago. ***** The simple fact is that we … Continue reading