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: November 2008
LEGISLATING IMMORALITY: Churches oppose same-sex marriage in part because it represents an implicit threat to freedom of conscience and belief. California already had one of the broadest civil-unions laws in the country. There was little in the way of government-sanctioned … Continue reading
THE OTHER DAY, I WROTE: Once the Church of the Brethren approves of homosexuality and homosexual marriage, its identity as a Christian body is questionable. This is simply echoing what Wolfhart Pannenberg wrote a few years ago, Here lies the … Continue reading
HOW WELL WOULD you do on the national civics test? I missed two, mainly because I was taking it in a hurry. It is incredible to me that so many don’t have a handle on the basics of American government … Continue reading
REAL MISSIONARY WORK IS ROOTED in the Gospel. Would that we see more of this attitude in the Church of the Brethren missions leadership.
SO, MAYBE the lady in Florida will have to pay her mortgage and pay for her gasoline, after all? Related: Obama to delay repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
WHICH IS is worse or more hateful: Upholding the Biblical standard of one man and one woman for life, or Acquiescing in the eternal condemnation of many. Perhaps it is a good PR move (and that is about all it … Continue reading
JONAH GOLDBERG AND RAMESH PONNURU (subscription required): The history of conservatism’s alleged decline is, in other words, roughly coterminous with the history of modern conservatism. To trace back the genealogy of this criticism is to discover that conservatism never existed … Continue reading
THE ROMAN SOUTH CAROLINIAN PRIEST who is refusing communion to supporters of Mr. Obama, has upbringing in connection to the Church of the Brethren.
GRESHAM MACHEN: “Let us not fear the opposition of men; every great movement in the Church from Paul down to modern times has been criticized on the ground that it promoted censoriousness and intolerance and disputing” (What is Faith, p. … Continue reading
RICHARD JOHN NEUHAUS, 1997: Where orthodoxy is optional, orthodoxy will sooner or later be proscribed. Some otherwise bright people have indicated their puzzlement with that axiom but it seems to me, well, axiomatic. Orthodoxy, no matter how politely expressed, suggests … Continue reading
WOULDN’T IT BE INTERESTING TO CONTRAST the number of liberals elected to national Brethren agency boards, and employed as staff in national and district positions, to the number of conservatives and/or evangelicals elected and employed? When we hear all this … Continue reading
HERE IS the statement that Standing Committee is bringing to Annual Conference in 2009. It was adopted without opposition or abstention. ————————– Statement of Confession and Commitment The issue of homosexuality continues to bring tension and division within our Body. … Continue reading
AL RANTEL WROTE THIS FOUR YEARS AGO, and it still bears up. —– To say that unfortunately the gay world is in a general state of hyper-sexuality that is not conducive to relationships which marriage was intended to foster is … Continue reading
Put aside, for the moment, the double-speak of believing that homosexuality is a sin, and allowing–or forbearing–it openly. One of the whole obstacles to liberals understanding conservatives in the church is that liberals want conservatives to act like good liberals. … Continue reading
VIA TIM CHALLIES: [Y]ou’ll want to know that Grace to You has opened up the MacArthur vaults and is now offering thousands of his sermons free for the download.
HERE’S EVEN MORE LOVE from progressives, this time at a Lansing, Michigan, church. I saw this elsewhere last evening, but wanted to see it covered in a regular publication.