A Polite Bribe— Interesting Clips

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A Polite Bribe– Q +A with the Film Maker

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An Evangelical Voter Guide

A VOTERS GUIDE FOR THINKING EVANGELICALSA lot of heat, and very little light is about to be shed in the next eight weeks when it comes to political races, and we have already seen some truly surprising things happen. Who would every have believed Mitt Romney, a Mormon, would be the candidate of the Evangelical Religious Right and the Tea Party? Not me. And now that we have Presidential debates starting soon, its time once more to trot out my voter guide– with some revisionsOur current n … [Read more...]

A Polite Bribe– Part Two

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A Polite Bribe– An Interesting Animated Film on Paul

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Personal Ethics—- Jesus Style

Here is a fine quote from E. Stanley Jones:"God met life as you and I meet it--- as a person, Jesus. Jesus called on no power not at our disposal for his own moral battle. He performed no miracle to extricate himself from any difficulty. If Jesus had power, he had power to restrain power, holding it only for the meeting of human need in others. He never performed a miracle just to show power or to confound an [human] enemy. Jesus lived a normal life, so normal that it became the norm. he … [Read more...]

Downton Abbey– Another Splendid British Drama

Those of us who love the BBC/PBS dramas are well familiar by now with the quality of such shows. They make most American made TV programs look like pure drivel, or worse. There is a reason for this. Britain is a more literate society. People actually read serious fiction, care about their history, think a mind is a terrible thing to waste on drivel or endless video games for that matter. I quite agree.Into the lists of such serious period drama comes Downton Abbey, set at the outset … [Read more...]

Opus Magnum– an Ode for Labor Day

Weary, worn, welts on hand Work has whittled down the man To the bare necessities Of what he is, and what he’ll be Was this then his destiny?Defined, refined by what we do, The toilsome tasks are never through Thorn and thistle, dirt and dust Sweeping clean, removing rust All to earn his upper crust?Sweat of brow, and carried weight Rose too early, slept too late Slaving, striving dawn to dusk Til the shell is barely husk Staunch the stench with smell of musk?But work is n … [Read more...]

Hurtado Again on Did Jesus Exist

The “Did Jesus Exist” Controversy–Encore by larryhurtadoWell, in the four days since I posted my weariness with being asked to engage erroneous statements and often re-treaded claims by a new mini-circle of people attempting to deny that there was a historical figure, Jesus of Nazareth, there has certainly been some lively interest. I've tried to engage serious comments and queries, but it remains to be seen whether those to whom I've responded are really interested in considering matters p … [Read more...]