Monthly Archives: March 2007

The power of liturgy

Liturgy is the greatest single barrier to ecumenism. Church members look upon another tradition’s liturgy and shudder. “If I wanted to be a [Lutheran, Episcopalian, Baptist, etc.], I’d have joined a [Lutheran, Episcopal, Baptist, etc.] Church!” On the one hand, … Continue reading

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Led by the spirit… of the age

“The only thing that really saves us here is to rest in the Spirit.” … This is what the Gnostics said, this is what the radical Anabaptists said, this is what… old liberalism said. We heard this all in mainline … Continue reading

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Touch

There are wise and kind words here not only for a pastor, but for all of us with elderly parents and relatives. The benediction that we pronounce today with hands uplifted is a symbolic expression of the minister touching his … Continue reading

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You can act like a man!

The rod and reproof give wisdom,but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. -Proverbs 29:15 Here’s what nearly always happens when a conservative Christian posts something blunt: he offends some overly sensitive, moderate soul and is accused … Continue reading

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Trusting God’s judgment

In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel … Continue reading

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Rich and poor

I never met a rich man who was happy, but I have only very occasionally met a poor man who did not want to become a rich man. -Malcolm Muggeridge

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Nailing jello to a wall

I occasionally read the newsletter of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio. Now, the Episcopal church long ago entered the realm of absurdity. Hints of idolatry and disobedience abound in the newsletter, always couched in phony virtue. For example, Bishopess … Continue reading

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America’s Church

Modernists understood, just as Unitarian Horce Mann had understood in the 1830’s, that the public school system is America’s only established church. -Gary North

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Love Thyself

Haha!

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The necessity of sanctions

I’ve read only some of Gary North’s huge tome on the fall of the old Presbyterian Church. Of all the books that have been written about denominational rot, “Crossed Fingers” surely must be the largest. Even after getting 1/4 of … Continue reading

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Apollo and Zeus

A certain blogger has called Barack Obama “a god to the godless.” Which leads to two thoughts. First, Obama may be Apollo right now in the liberal pantheon, but Al Gore is Zeus. Second, the substitution of political figures and … Continue reading

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