July Archive

July 3, 2007

Culture Wars

Christianity and Country

by Jimmy Hopper

As the 4th of July approached, I saw again church signs and even billboards that indicated that the worship of God in certain churches has been changed to a “patrotic celebration” advertising all the fervor for country associated with that particular endeavor. Last Saturday, I read an editorial column in …

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July 5, 2007

Quotes of the Week

Quote of the Week

by Jimmy Hopper

Each week, a quote pertinent to life and Christianity will be posted on the Riverblog. Your approval or disapproval of the quote or your thoughts regarding it are welcomed, so have at it.

The quote of the week this week is from Peggy Noonan in her book, Life, Liberty and …

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Posted by Jimmy Hopper at 2:25 p.m.
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July 7, 2007

Culture Wars

Nothing new under the sun….”

by Jimmy Hopper

Ecclesiastes 1:9 says the following: “That which has been is what will be; that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.’ While reading Henry Morton Stanley’s (“Dr. Livingston, I presume”) memoir of his explorations in equatorial Africa in the …

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Posted by Jimmy Hopper at 12:31 p.m.
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July 9, 2007

Culture Wars

Overated Freedom

by Peggy Drinkard

iIn the “Reflections” section of our church bulletin yesterday there was a thoughtful meditation on the emptiness of “freedom” as it is popularly conceived….the notion of no responsibilities, no commitment, no debts to anyone, just free-floating through life. The pursuit of such freedom seems to be tauted today as …

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Posted by Peggy Drinkard at 8:22 a.m.
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July 10, 2007

Culture Wars

Soak up the Sun

by Clay Staggs

We return again today to a perennial favorite on this blog - the battle between wacko environmentalists and the rest of us. Be warned: this one is ridiculous even by the already-low standards of the debate on this issue.

We humans have now been accused of being too greedy for the …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 9:25 a.m.
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July 11, 2007

Humor

On Being Presbyterian

by Blake Johnson

What does it mean to be Presbyterian?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmiTlaZd5Yg

H/T Mark Horne

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Posted by Blake Johnson at 4:59 p.m.
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July 12, 2007

Quotes of the Week

Quote of the Week

by Jimmy Hopper

Below is our second “Quote of the Week”, an observation on Christianity and/or life. Feel free to register your thoughts about it, positive or negative.This week’s quote is from “Puritans and Prigs,” an essay in The Death of Adam by Marilynne Robinson:

A Puritan confronted by failure …

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July 19, 2007

Quotes of the Week

Quote of the Week: July 19, 2007

by Jimmy Hopper

Our quote of the week is below. Consider it and let everyone know your thoughts, opinions, etc. This quote is from C. S. Lewis from an essay entitled “Democratic Education” in his book Present Concerns: Essays.

The demand for equality has two sources; one of them is among the noblest …

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July 25, 2007

Humor

The USRSF in Iraq

by Lowell Urban

The Pentagon announced today the deployment of a previously unknown elite fighting unit called the

US REDNECK SPECIAL FORCES (USRSF).

These North Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Texas and Tennessee boys will be dropped into Iraq and have been given the following facts about Terrorists:

1 …

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Posted by Lowell Urban at 10:52 a.m.
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July 25, 2007

Politics

Carrie Nation in Nashville

by Clay Staggs

If I were to survey the good people of Tennessee about what the worst problems facing their state were, I think I know what I’d see: jobs, economy, health care, education, taxes, security, etc. I’m pretty certain that underage drinking would not make anyone’s top 10.

Yet …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 3:33 p.m.
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July 26, 2007

Quotes of the Week

Quote of the Week: July 26th, 2007

by Jimmy Hopper

Our quote this week speaks to those of the postmodern generation who have glimpsed the abyss and despair because of it. It is from a teenager quoted in Walter Truett Anderson’s book, Reality Isn’t What It Used to Be:

I belong to the Blank Generation. I have no …

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