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 2011
THE CLIMATE RELIGION FADES in spasms of anger and twitches of boredom. Consider the case of global warming, another system of doomsaying prophecy and faith in things unseen. As with religion, it is presided over by a caste of spectacularly … Continue reading
CLIMATEGATE 2.0: Fresh Trove of Embarrassing E-mails. “Observations do not show rising temperatures throughout the tropical troposphere unless you accept one single study and approach and discount a wealth of others. This is just downright dangerous.” ****** So the mewling … Continue reading
Concerning 1 Corinthians 11:1-16: This text in general with the book of First Corinthians is a corrective of a disorder in the church at Corinth. In order to meet this condition Paul lays down a divine order of headship as … Continue reading
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CALLS OUT Everence (formerly Mennonite Mutual Aid) for an unreasonable rate increase for its health insurance customers. Everence responds. Still, an 11.6% increase when overall inflation is running under 4%?
DO YOU EVER get to thinking that the role of Messenger and other Elgin publications is not to inform, but to reassure their niche audience? That they are living in some kind of bubble that is strictly populated by the … Continue reading
[Bumped and Updated] THE BMC HAS BEEN GRANTED display space at the 2012 Annual Conference. I am not sure what having an evangelical presence on P & A is good for if this is the result. This does not follow … Continue reading
LERRY FOGLE HAS WRITTEN a book on the Tabernacle and its symbolism. The Frederick, Maryland, newspaper has a look. Bro. Fogle was the executive director of Annual Conference for seven years.
IT OCCURS that what LaVerne congregation, On Earth Peace, Bethany Seminary, and others are trying to do is act and proceed as if Grand Rapids never occurred. In fact, the LaVerne “demands” are a ramp up of the homosexualization of … Continue reading
Reposted from 10 October 2005: With regard to BRF and some rather disparaging comments made about it recently in another forum: Extraordinary that a group that has no formal membership, controls no denominational offices, makes no addresses from the platform … Continue reading
NATIONALLY KNOWN FIGURE COVERS for underling in sexual abuse of a minor. No, it is not at Penn State (pbui).
PASTOR DAVE STILES COMMENTS on recent “progressive” happenings and the favorable treatment accorded in official Brethren media.
MICHAEL HORTON WRITES, Scripture teaches God’s exhaustive sovereignty and human responsibility. God does not cause evil. In fact, God does not force anyone to do anything against his or her will. And yet, nothing lies outside of the wise, loving, … Continue reading
THE “PROGRESSIVE” BRETHREN MET in Elgin recently. What’s interesting about this report is that Elgin staff could participate and take photos at an event that cost $100 per participant, but couldn’t be troubled to attend or photograph the BRF General … Continue reading
WHO WROTE the Gospels? This refutes some of Bart Ehrman’s nonsensical claims. More stuff answering Ehrman here.
FROM A FORMER GENERAL BOARD MEMBER: Here is a thought that I have not seen mentioned in all the discussion about the election of the moderator elect. Perhaps it has not been mentioned because it is so obvious, but I … Continue reading
PROFESSOR REYNOLDS ON the continuing appeal of communism: …[C]ommunism/socialism promise good career paths for people whose skills are bureaucratic politics, conforming, sucking up, and punishing nonconformists, and that there are enough of those people — especially in influential professions like … Continue reading
LEVITICUS 16:21-22 (English Standard Version) “And Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the people of Israel, and all their transgressions, all their sins. And he … Continue reading
HERE’S A NEAT OLD HYMN, written and composed by Charles Converse. This is from Gospel Hymns No. 4, by Ira D. Sankey, James McGranahan, and George C. Stebbins.
A new printing of ALLEGHENY PASSAGE; CHURCHES AND FAMILIES OF THE WEST MARVA DISTRICT CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 1752-1990 by Emmert F. Bittinger, is being published! In early 2012, a new printing of this historical and genealogical book of nearly … Continue reading
THE WEST MARVA DISTRICT of the Church of the Brethren been authorized by Dr. Emmert Bittinger to produce a new printing of Allegheny Passage, the District history published in the early 1990s. Things are moving rapidly as we seek to … Continue reading
THE LaVERNE CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN HAS ISSUED expectations to the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board in order to receive its funding. I am not sure about their expectation that a long-standing partner in BVS work and … Continue reading