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 2006
WE’VE BEEN ENJOYING a fine time at the Camp Meeting at Rhodes Grove, with rich teaching and preaching from Bro. Mervin Groff. The week all too quickly passes.
THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, Dr. Williams, has told homosexuals that they need to change their behaviour if they are to be welcomed into the church. I don’t believe inclusion is a value in itself. Welcome is. We don’t say ‘Come … Continue reading
DIVERSITY IS ELIMINATED at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. S.M. Hutchens says it is another milepost.
THE CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN Camp Meeting begins this evening at the Rhodes Grove Camp Ground, between Greencastle and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Brother Mervin Groff, of the White Oak Congregation, will be preaching each evening through Sunday, September 3, on the … Continue reading
YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, while attending to some other errands, I had to use Internet Explorer for a while. All but in a very few instances, Firefox is the superior browser. For once, I’d like to see Microsoft engineer and release something … Continue reading
FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, the South/Central Indiana District Board has set October 21 for a special district conference to deal with the issue of congregations permitting/endorsing same-sex marriages. The recommendation from the District Board will be that a 3-year moratorium … Continue reading
THE MEDIA UPROAR OVER the Watertown, NY, First Baptist Church dismissing a female Sunday School teacher (who, by the way, went directly to the media rather than resolve the issue biblically–perhaps that’s another reason the church dismissed her: she taught … Continue reading
DO YOU EVER GO into a “Christian” bookstore and marvel at all the “Jesus Junk”? Jason Janz does not. I don�t want the symbols. The greatest apologetic to a lost world will not be stickers, pens, or tattoos, but rather … Continue reading
WITH ALL THE GOOD NEWS about coffee lately, tea has been eclipsed. No more. Tea ‘healthier’ drink than water Drinking three or more cups of tea a day is as good for you as drinking plenty of water and may … Continue reading
THE POPE MUST NOT HAVE RECEIVED the memo from DoverCares. He has removed Father George Coyne from his position as director of the Vatican Observatory after the American Jesuit priest repeatedly contradicted the Holy See’s endorsement of “intelligent design” theory, … Continue reading
NEWSLINE DOESN’T ALWAYS GIVE interesting details on some of its notes. For example, last week I noted that Ralph McFadden has been appointed to coordinate the Mission Alive 2007 conference in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Here’s the entire Newsline … Continue reading
CONSERVATIVE EPISCOPALIANS ARE MOVING to Africa and South America, says Steve Janke. Actually, the Episcopal Church is moving further away from Biblical teaching, and the “conservatives” aren’t for that move. The Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., is also experiencing a disruption, due … Continue reading
DAVID WENGER, who serves on the BRF Committee, was ordained this morning at the White Oak Church of the Brethren, near Manheim, Pennsylvania. [Photo by Doris High]
THE FIFTEEN MOST INFLUENTIAL WEBSITES to date. I use or have used ten of them. Dunker Journal, sad to say, isn’t among the fifteen. I’d add Travelocity, and Weather.com.
“Beyond Gay Marriage“: The stated goal of these prominent gay activists is no longer merely the freedom to live as they want.
CERWIN AND DORIS HIGH, of the White Oak congregation, have an interesting and photo-rich weblog of their comings and goings.
SOME NEWS OF NOTE from Newsline today: Ralph McFadden will serve as coordinator for the second Mission Alive conference, planned for April 13-15, 2007, filling a temporary, part-time position in the Global Mission Partnerships of the General Board. McFadden will … Continue reading
A TELEMARKETING CALL CAME just now–but the fellow tried to say that he wasn’t doing that, just trying to get us to preview some material. “For what purpose?” I asked. “Isn’t it to get us to try to buy the … Continue reading
IF THE NEW YORK TIMES SAYS it, it must be so. Alert readers saw it here on Dunker Journal on July 22.