March Archive

March 4, 2008

Global Christianity

The Monkey on Moses’s Back

by Clay Staggs

Deep down, I’ve always suspected that Moses was a stoner. Tell the truth, now - haven’t you? I mean, really, what else could possibly explain how he got the 10 Commandments? Benny Shanon, a professor of cognitive psychology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem is now calling him out:

“As …
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Posted by Clay Staggs at 3:28 p.m.
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March 7, 2008

Culture Wars

A Case to Watch

by Clay Staggs

The modern day left LOATHES homeschooling. Kimberly and I have started watching Boston Legal, which I probably shouldn’t be confessing here, but nonetheless, we’ve noticed that every time they portray homeschoolers, it’s done in a way to paint the homeschoolers as kooks, weirdos, subversives, or even criminals …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 9:45 a.m.
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March 7, 2008

Culture Wars

More on American Victimhood

by Jimmy Hopper

About three weeks ago, I posted on the current desire/need to be a victim in modern American culture. I ran across a quote today from Tim Rutten in the LA TImes that I consider profound:

â??In the United States and, increasingly, in parts of Western Europe, the only …
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Posted by Jimmy Hopper at 4:53 p.m.
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March 11, 2008

Culture Wars

Sin Gets an Extreme Makeover

by Tim Lien

Unconvinced of the prevalence of good old-fashioned sin, the Vatican has released its new beta-model of The Seven Deadly Sins. Apparently, these new 7 are even deadlier due to the spectre of globalization: The article is here:

For your convenience, I’ve summarized the changes below. Discussion point: Don’t …

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Posted by Tim Lien at 3:18 p.m.
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March 14, 2008

Politics

Uh, What Were We Talking About, again?

by Tim Lien

Barack’s pastor(actually, former pastor), Jeremiah Wright, lays it down:

Watch and discuss.

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March 17, 2008

General Theology

Iconoclastic Fantastic

by Tim Lien

Recently, a church leader in Birmingham said that young PCA guys were a bunch of “iconoclasts”— always wanting to smash down all kinds of idols— be they traditionally venerated or obvious. Ok, I admit, I fit the description.

In reflection upon that this morning, I stumbled across this thought:

What …

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Posted by Tim Lien at 9:29 a.m.
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March 17, 2008

Movies

Movie Night: Amazing Grace

by Jimmy Hopper

Last nightâ??s Riverwood Movie Night featured the movie, Amazing Grace. It depicted the life of William Wilburforce and the ending of the British slave trade. The movie was very thought provoking, and the issues raised by the film resonate with Christians today. Below are listed some potential questions and …

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Posted by Jimmy Hopper at 10:24 a.m.
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March 26, 2008

Education

An update on the California Homeschooling case

by Jeff Miller

Clay recently blogged about the California judicial case regarding who may or may not be allowed to homeschool. There is an update today.

From the Home School Legal Defense Association’s Newsletter:

Court of Appeal Grants Petition for Re-hearing

On March 25, the California Court of Appeal granted a motion …

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March 27, 2008

Culture Wars

The Liberal Conservative

by Tim Lien

In George Will’s column today he offers up some fascinating data. (Washington Post, March 27, 2008, “Conservatives More Liberal Givers”) You can read it in its entirety here:

Here are some tidbits:

â?¢ “Although liberal families’ incomes average 6 percent higher than those of conservative families, conservative-headed households give …

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March 27, 2008

Culture Wars

A Less Boring Bible

by Tim Lien

An Anglican vicar, the right Reverend Robert Harrison has just released his new book, Must Know Stories. He retells all of the major biblical stories while updating them “to create more interest.” Goliath is now a drunk, and Eve is now a sex-crazed man-eater. You can read all about it …

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Posted by Tim Lien at 6:36 p.m.
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March 28, 2008

Politics

State of The Race, Or, What a Great Time to be a Republican

by Clay Staggs

So, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts. One of the reasons for my reticence has been a fear that I just won’t be able to control my thinly veiled glee at what’s transpiring on the Dem side of the aisle. What …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 1:42 p.m.
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March 29, 2008

Culture Wars

Revising the Bible, Part Deux

by Tim Lien

Warning: The following will most likely offend somebody. Even my wife has her reservations about this idea. She tells me I must â??lighten-up.â? (I had her permission to write those two lines). But my intent is not to make anybody mad, defensive, or destroy any DVDs. I simply …

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March 29, 2008

Faith and Science

The Odd Couple

by Tim Lien

R.C. Sproul interviews Ben Stein about his documentary, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
You can watch it by clicking here. (It’s about 28 minutes long)

All of the basic philisophical questions come up.

At one point, Stein is impressed with Sproul’s breadth of knowledge. (at approx. 26:30 …

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Posted by Tim Lien at 3:27 p.m.
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