United States is one of the few countries that is planning to actually evacuate Americans from this area and sending the aircraft to do it âđ Scientists still haven't gotten a good handle on this disease.
Joseph D. Harder, Ph.D. wrote: .... I am also attempting to explain evangelical conservative political theology to outsiders, for to many non-evangelicalsâeven to some evangelicals who do not share itâthat ideology is mystifying at best....
...denigration of âbig governmentâ while simultaneously seeking government enforcement of âmoralityâ and an expansion of military spending; and a fervent and unqualified belief in Americaâs âChristianâ past despite evidence that might temper that claim [âe.g. https://tinyurl.com/zvc5b95 ]. Many of these stances make little sense to those outside the ideology. That could be said, of course, of any political ideology; any such ideology seems strange to those do not share it. Yet thoughtful outsiders will seek to understand, and I hope to assist in that process. I may not share much of the political ideology of the Christian Right, but I do share most of the basic theological commitments of the evangelicals who are part of the movement, and I do not wish to see them misunderstood or caricatured.
https://tinyurl.com/sswpdgw ("Heal Their Land": Evangelical Political Theology From the Great Awakening to the Moral Majority)
Wikipedia wrote: Anglicans base their Christian faith on the Bible, traditions of the apostolic Church, apostolic succession ("historic episcopate") [ https://tinyurl.com/ztwnjwa ] and writings of the Church Fathers, Anglicanism forms one of the branches of Western Christianity; having definitively declared its independence from the Holy See at the time of the Elizabethan Religious Settlement. Many of the new Anglican formularies of the mid-16th century corresponded closely to those of contemporary Protestantism. These reforms in the Church of England were understood by one of those most responsible for them, the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, as navigating a middle way between two of the emerging Protestant traditions, namely Lutheranism and Calvinism. By the end of the century, the retention in Anglicanism of many traditional liturgical forms and of the episcopate was already seen as unacceptable by those promoting the most developed Protestant principles.
-- https://tinyurl.com/zpevoq9 (Anglicanism)
As you can see, Adriel, the Anglican Church is never going to become a Baptist one. it's easier for Christians to remove themselves from it, rather than try to reform itâ
JFB Commentary wrote: 1 Samuel 13: â Â Â Â 9-14. Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offeringsâSaul, though patriotic enough in his own way, was more ambitious of gaining the glory of a triumph to himself than ascribing it to God. He did not understand his proper position as king of Israel; and although aware of the restrictions under which he held the sovereignty, he wished to rule as an autocrat, who possessed absolute power both in civil and sacred things. This occasion was his first trial. Samuel waited till the last day of the seven, in order to put the constitutional character of the king to the test; and, as Saul, in his impatient and passionate haste knowingly transgressed (1Sa 13:12) by invading the priest's office and thus showing his unfitness for his high office (as he showed nothing of the faith of Gideon and other Hebrew generals), he incurred a threat of the rejection which his subsequent waywardness confirmed.
Lessons from the Old Testament for rulers of the present timeâ
https://tinyurl.com/zwg8o3o (Rendering To Caesar---A Biblical Perspective On Government)
1 Samuel 8:6-7
Yes, John of UK, you are correct about Trump's standing with God.đ
https://tinyurl.com/3kjl3 (Islam: The Religion of Peace)
Silas wrote: Bear this historical fact in mind: the pattern of Islam that followed Muhammadâs death is repeated over and over again within the Islamic world today.Â The early Muslims had their first internal violent power struggle the day after Muhammad died.Â Once the new king was identified, (Abu Bakr), he then used his power to attack and kill people who wanted to leave Islam, (The Wars of Apostasy). Today, throughout the Muslim world, similar internal power struggles continue.Â Violence is often used.Â Once settled, the Muslims then turn their attention against the non-Muslims.Â Islam is a religion of power, power of one Muslim man over other Muslims, the power of Muslim husbands over their wives, and the power of Muslims over non-Muslims.
excerpt from, " Real Islam, True Islam, Muhammad's Islam"
Will Jones wrote: .... So while the new statement is certainly welcome, the future for the C of E remains uncertain. Many in the last few days have commented that with outdated morals like these no wonder church attendance is declining. But in fact it is churches which continue to believe in and teach the Bible that are doing much betterÂ [ https://tinyurl.com/wa4rq47 ] than churches which try to move with the times.
In the 1970s, a movement arose among white American evangelicals and fundamentalists that has been labeled variously as the "Christian Right," or more broadly, "the Religious Right." While they had not been entirely apolitical in the middle decades of the twentieth century, in the 1970s many theologically conservative Protestants began to organize specifically around their religious concerns, forming a number of groupsâof which the Moral Majority was the best-knownâin an effort to "bring the nation back to God." They also moved to the political right, joining forces with "New Right" activists who were seeking to push the Republican Party in a more conservative direction.... Leaders like Jerry Falwell believed that the nation had been founded in a special relationship with God; that it was now being corrupted by an anti-God philosophy; that things as varied as abortion, the push for gay and lesbian rights, the lack of prayer in public schools, the Equal Rights Amendment...
excerpt from, '"Heal Their Land": Evangelical Political Theology From the Great Awakening to the Moral Majority"
https://tinyurl.com/sdd49gr (Analysis | The U.S. might ratify the ERA. What would change?)
Will Jones wrote: Although the C of E is currently in the middle of a process of examiningÂ its teaching on sex and marriage, due to report in the autumn, its official position has not yet changed. Its pastoral guidance, on the other hand, is already very accommodating to those who do not live by biblical standards, stressing that no one should be denied baptism, communion or participation in church life if they 'conscientiously decide to order their lives differently'. This gap between formal teaching and pastoral practice has resulted in a widening gulf between theory and reality, contributing to confusion among churchgoers and wider society about what the church believes in this area....
excerpt from, " from the article that SA used"
The Church of England should be called The Waffle Church.
Joseph D. Harder wrote: ....Bebbington, in a definition often cited by historians, also includes conversion in his four-fold definition of evangelicalism: âconversionism, the belief that lives need to be changed; activism, the expression of the gospel in effort; biblicism, a particular regard for the Bible; and what may be called crucicentrism, a stress on the sacrifice of Christ on the cross.â While evangelicals have differed in various particulars, they have shared these characteristics.
Who, then, are âfundamentalistsâ? In short, fundamentalism is a sub-type of evangelicalism that developed an emphasis in the early twentieth century on defending what its adherents saw as orthodox Christianity against those who were attempting to âmodernizeâ the faith....
excerpt from, '"Heal Their Land": Evangelical Political Theology From the Great Awakening to the Moral Majority"
I am somewhat surprised that no one commented on this
Randall Balmer wrote: .... White lives matter (much more than others)
Our political movement began in the late 1970s in opposition to desegregation (although our sleight of hand to persuade everyone we organized to outlaw abortion was nothing short of, well, miraculous). .... ....We took the Brother Trump at his word when he declared that the ranks of white supremacists and neo-Nazis included âsome very fine peopleâ. Thatâs why none of us criticized him. Besides, he wants to jettison the Johnson amendment to allow us to campaign from the pulpit while retaining our tax exemptions....
excerpt from, "Under Trump, America's religious right is rewriting its code of ethics
Really one should read the whole thing, it is drollâđ
Alan Taylor wrote: Today marks the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. On April 26, 1986, technicians conducting a test inadvertently caused the fourth reactor to explode. Several hundred staff members and firefighters then tackled a blaze that burned for 10 days and sent a plume of radiation around the world in the worst-ever civil nuclear disaster. More than 50 reactor and emergency workers were killed at the time. Authorities evacuated 120,000 people from the area, including 43,000 from the city of Pripyat. Below, recent images from Chernobyl and nearby ghost towns within the exclusion zone, as well as memorials held in Ukraine and Russia.
excerpt from, "Visiting Chernobyl 32 Years After the Disaster"
Ken Dilanian wrote: .... In December, asked whether he would acknowledge he was wrong about the FISA process, Schiff [ https://tinyurl.com/veawhw6 ] told ABC News, "I certainly accept that two years later, 170 interviews later, and 2 million documents later, the inspector general found things that we didn't know two years ago. And I certainly concur with the inspector general's conclusion that there need to be significant changes to the FISA process. We just didn't have that evidence available two years ago."...
excerpt from, "Two of 4 warrants letting FBI spy on ex-Trump aide Carter Page were not valid, says DOJ"
Mike Pence must have checked what was it going to be in the sermon this time since apparently nothing that happened on Martin Luther King's birthday last year didn't happen this year?
WNDU wrote: .... President Donald Trump says the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a colorblind society is the American dream.
Trump dedicated his weekly address to King, the civil rights leader who was assassinated 50 years ago in April. Trump spent Monday's King federal holiday in Florida with no public appearances on his official schedule, but he tweeted the radio and video address to his followers.
Trump says in the address that King's dream of a colorblind society offers dignity and hope to every American, regardless of color or creed....
excerpt from, "MLK DAY: Pastor denounces Trump remarks with Pence in pew."
You will notice from the title that not was sweetness and light for the 2018 MLK day either.
The Chinese Communists are trying to stop the spread of this thing, so as much as one hates to compliment them, they are going all out in trying to stop the spread of this disease. They canceled the even the celebration of Chinese New Year's in Beijing; it's like canceling Christmas in Atlanta Georgia.
Russell Moore wrote: .... The word âevangelicalâ has become almost meaningless this year, and in many ways the word itself is at the moment subverting the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Part of the problem is that more secular people have for a long time misunderstood the meaning of âevangelical,â seeing us almost exclusively in terms of election-year voting blocs or our most buffoonish television personalities. Thatâs especially true when media donât distinguish in election exit polls between churchgoers and those who merely self-identify as âborn againâ or âevangelical.â....
Many of those who tell pollsters they are âevangelicalâ may well be drunk right now, and havenât been into a church since someone invited them to Vacation Bible School sometime back when Seinfeld was in first-run episodes.
The other problem is the behavior of some evangelical leaders. I have watched as some of these who gave stem-winding speeches about âcharacterâ in office during the Clinton administration now minimize the spewing of profanities in campaign speeches, race-baiting and courting white supremacists,.....
https://tinyurl.com/jkzyxsn (Why this election makes me hate the word âevangelicalâ)