November Archive

November 7, 2007

Politics

GOP Primary Update

by Clay Staggs

Because I’ve written so much on this blog slamming Dr. Dobson and some of his fellow travelers about their third-party rumblings, I thought I’d note that there are some high profile social conservative figures who are living in the “reality-based community” and are making endorsements for various primary …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 9:52 a.m.
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November 7, 2007

Church and Worship

An Unpopular Appeal for the Big Three

by Tim Lien

Jimmy Hopper sent me this NYT article on â??praise rock.â? Itâ??s an article about larger churches spending time building a musical culture adapted specifically to the various generations reflected in their church.

You can read it here.

A quotation from the article:

â??When you start a …
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November 7, 2007

General Theology

But We Are Right, Right?

by Tim Lien

Quotation from Douglas Wilson:

But we do not demand that they trust in “living in this certain way” for their justification. We demand the opposite. We require them to not trust in what they are doing, and we also teach them not to trust in what they are saying. We …
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November 8, 2007

General Theology

Really, really, really Fallen….

by Jimmy Hopper

Last Tuesday I had the pleasure of giving the morning devotional to the Riverwood Classical School and, using the week’s Catechism question as a guide, talked about the Fall of man. Afterward, I was thinking about the Fall in light of a book I was reading the previous week …

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Posted by Jimmy Hopper at 10:41 a.m.
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November 9, 2007

Politics

Maybe Worth More Than 1,000 Words

by Clay Staggs

I’m hardly the first person online to make this observation, but I think that the photo below may just turn out to be one of those that achieves true icon status. It was taken by a guy named Michael Yon. His blog is here. He’s an independent blogger-journalist …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 10:06 a.m.
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November 12, 2007

Christian Chaff

Just Around Budget Time

by Tim Lien

Last week Sen. Chuck Grassley from Iowa launched a Senate Panel investigation into 6 televangelists. It turns out that Creflo Dollarâ??s church bought him a Rolls Royce. (Article here.) To the Riverwood faithful: I like the color charcoal.

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November 13, 2007

Christian Chaff

Vulgar Sign Language

by Tim Lien

I feel like Dave Barry, when I say, “I’m not making this up.” Someone saw this church sign here in Tuscloosa, alerted me, and then sent me the photos. Here it is in all its glory:

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I even feel I’m being too nice by pixelating the church name …

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Posted by Tim Lien at 10:16 a.m.
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November 13, 2007

Politics

Refreshingly Candid

by Clay Staggs

For the record, I remain officially undecided about the GOP primary. Frankly, I think that all four Republican front-runners would make such better presidents than HRC or Obama that it’s somewhat difficult for me to choose among them.

Rudy Guiliani continues to intrigue me the most. He’s pretty …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 10:17 a.m.
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November 16, 2007

Politics

Hocus Pocus

by Peggy Drinkard

According to a news report on Yahoo,Tuesday morning a family was having breakfast and mom was serving up the pancakes when, lo and behold, she realized that there was an image of Jesus and Mary right there in the browned parts of one of the pancakes! Yahoo had a …

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Posted by Peggy Drinkard at 12:46 p.m.
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November 16, 2007

Politics

Tell the Christians to come home”

by Clay Staggs

I noted last week the return of the cross to the St. John’s Church in Baghdad, and Michael Yon’s dramatic picture. Today Yon has another post, which I recommend that everyone read in full. There are some more great pictures.

The first services have been held in the …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 2:48 p.m.
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November 19, 2007

Miscellaneous

Beam Me Up, Scotty

by Clay Staggs

I always liked the Star Trek TV shows and movies. Not in a put-on-Spock-ears-and-go-to-a-convention way, but I was a casual fan. The owner of this house, though, takes Star Trek geekdom to, well, warp speed.

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 2:39 p.m.
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November 19, 2007

Faith and Science

Kirk Cameron the New Aquinas?

by Tim Lien

Refining his theological acumen in the serene cloisters of Hollywood, Kirk Cameron is out to â??prove the existence of God without an iota of faith.â? Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort debated the Rational Response Squad in NYC, moderated by Martin Bashir. Story here.

Question: Is he the best …

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Posted by Tim Lien at 5:26 p.m.
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November 23, 2007

Books

Novel Theology

by Jimmy Hopper

The Riverwood Book Group recently completed Graham Greene’s novel of love in wartime London, The End of the Affair. Greene was Catholic, and his “serious” novels deals with the moral ambiguities of life as seen from a Christian perspective but without glib answers. This aspect is very visible in …

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Posted by Jimmy Hopper at 9:13 a.m.
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November 26, 2007

Culture Wars

The Archbishop in the Glass House

by Clay Staggs

I’ve frequently bemoaned the sorry state of the Episcopal Church USA. The Church of England is apparently even worse off, if the recent comments of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, are any indication.

The Archbishop recently gave an interview to Emel, which is described as a “muslim lifestyle …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 9:45 a.m.
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November 30, 2007

Politics

Nothing Succeeds Like Success

by Clay Staggs

Apparently the “surge” in Iraq is working. According to the Rasmussen polling group (which is, as near as I can tell, just about the best in the business), support for the War is up.

The latest Rasmussen Reports tracking poll finds that 47% of Americans now say the U.S …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 11:15 a.m.
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