Archives for Jul 26, 2012 @ 11:50

Ted Turner’s Dad’s Letter about Ted’s Major

Mercy … My dear son, I am appalled, even horrified, that you have adopted Classics as a major. As a matter of fact, I almost puked on the way home today. I suppose that I am old-fashioned enough to believe that the purpose of an education is to enable one to develop a community of [Read More…]

Churches and Graduations

Joe Carter covers a story up in Milwaukee at my friend’s, Mel Lawrenz’s, church: I got this for the judge; maybe he appreciates the potency of aesthetics. Carter thinks it exemplifies activist judges. The Story: The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that holding a public school graduation in a church violates the Establishment Clause when the [Read More…]

Dominion Theology

I don’t move in circles where dominion theology is at work, but many today are deeply concerned about the rise of dominion theology – or Christian Reconstructionism – and one such person is Paul C. McGlasson and he has written No! A Theological Response to Christian Reconstructionism to describe it and respond to it – with [Read More…]

Baptists and the Bible 2 (Michael O’Neil)

This post, by my friend in Perth, Michael O’Neil, is about an excellent book on how Baptists read the Bible. Michael teaches at Vose Seminary, and is an engaging, fun-loving, devoted theologian who finds particular fascination with Karl Barth. One feature in the excellent collection of essays from The “Plainly Revealed” Word of God? is [Read More…]