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: February 2011
THE CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN STANDING COMMITTEE IS INVITING Brethren to give input for the Special Response Query Process (the homosexual issue). The main way for input was the District Hearings held this Fall. However, since there may be persons … Continue reading
Elected officials are not dictators. As an American, I am offended by the very insinuation. I don’t even know where that kind of language comes from–certainly not from an American that appreciates individual liberties such as those guaranteed in our … Continue reading
A CITY IN PENNSYLVANIA IS America’s Most Livable City. Yet again, Pennsylvania, and specifically, Western Pennsylvania, has an effect. Nearly everything useful and good in the United States has a Pennsylvania connection. Just trace it out.
DAN PHILLIPS SPEAKS to “red-letter Christians.” So you really could make the legitimate argument that the apostles’ words should also equally be red-letter, in that they are the words of Christ conveyed by the Holy Spirit.
RICK WARREN: Media CLAIM to champion free speech but if they really did, they’d report these stories everyday. RELATED: Christian Leaders Launch Twitter Campaign to Stop Execution of Said Musa.
Annual Conference Delegate registration goes up to $300 on February 22, 2011! Make sure to register your delegate(s) before or on February 21, while the registration fee is still $275. Go to www.brethren.org/ac, then click on the Delegate Registration link. … Continue reading
IN OUR CHURCH RELATIONS with the World Council of Churches and National Council of Churches, do our representatives represent the Church of the Brethren to these bodies, or are they WCC and NCC representatives to the Church of the Brethren? … Continue reading
SOME IN our “peace church” (as they call it) seem to have gone AWOL from the spiritual battlefield, and say we shouldn’t use terms like “prayer warrior.” Some would complain that Jesus used military metaphors. However: “Finally, be strong in … Continue reading
THE TYRANTS LUNGE. Amid President Obama’s vow to enact “smart diplomacy” and to raise U.S. stature overseas, it’s never been more dangerous to be an American abroad. From Tehran to Havana, tyrants are taking U.S. hostages.
DOUGLAS WILSON: If the Bible teaches, as it does, that the woman is the glory of the man, what follows from this? Among others things, we find an answer to one of the central challenges of our culture wars — … Continue reading
GOVERNOR CALLS for college degrees that cost under $10,000 total. That’s about what it should be, or less. When I went to one of America’s Finest Educational Institutions™ , it cost about $2,000 or so per year. Three years=$6,000. Even … Continue reading
VDH HAS Reflections on the Revolution in Egypt. I am always pessimistic. “Blessed are they with low expectations, for they shall be fulfilled.” If it turns out well, I will be pleasantly surprised. In the short term, I pray extra … Continue reading
AS WITH MOST ISSUES with automobiles, it’s not the vehicle itself, but the nut behind the wheel. Also, there is two other items to note: the brakes on most cars are more than adequate to stop a car (if depressed); … Continue reading
PROFESSOR REYNOLDS GIVES us an update on Duck and Cover.
FROM BRETHREN PRESS: New scholarly work points to Old Testament as foundation of the 21st-century church. The list of contributors shows a who’s who of Church of the Brethren liberals. To hear some folks talk, there is no progressive revelation … Continue reading
THE EVER-INCREASING cost of education is not sustainable. For the past quarter-century, the cost of higher education has grown 440%, according to the National Center for Public Policy and Education, nearly four times the rate of inflation and double the … Continue reading