It is stupid for conservatives to think that they are more moral or “biblical” (oh my gosh I hate that word) than liberals.
There is plenty of support for both worldviews in scripture.
There is plenty of support for MOST worldviews in scripture, actually, depending on your preferred exegetical approach. The bible is not as cohesive as either side would want to believe, and to derive one single systematic theology from it while maintaining any kind of intellectual integrity is nearly, if not entirely, impossible.
— [Small section of a comment by a wise facebook friend.]
I’m More Biblical Than You February 25, 2012
Some Seek A Sign April 28, 2011
OK. Most of you have probably seen a sign somewhere like
the first one below. But hey, if you’re going to go that route,
these other signs may be just as appropriate!
2010 in review January 2, 2011
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,400 times in 2010. That’s about 15 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 68 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 150 posts. There were 67 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was September 19th with 270 views. The most popular post that day was The Misunderstood God.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, en.wordpress.com, reunionsingers.com, mail.yahoo.com, and lifewalk.info.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for lifewalk, rich mullins quotes, andrew farley heresy, short pro life quotes, and chris colcord.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
The Misunderstood God September 2010
Tribbles Aren’t The Trouble. Labels Are. August 2010
Scriptures and the Word of God October 2010
Eve Of Destruction 2012 July 2010
About Me May 2009
The Baby with the Bathwater? November 29, 2010
Often, when I’ve heard the phrase “Throwing Out the Baby with the Bathwater,” I’ve thought to myself,
“Maybe the baby is evil. Maybe it needs to die!” I don’t know that I’ve actually ever said it out loud.
But, in that vein, here’s a Q & R from Frank Viola’s blog about that very thing:
Question: Frank, I gave Pagan Christianity to some friends and their response was, “Barna and Viola make a lot of good points, but they are throwing the baby out with the bathwater.” I’ve heard this so many times that if I hear it again, I’m going to scream. What’s your response to that line?
Answer: I think there’s only one baby worth saving – it’s the babe of Bethlehem, the Lord Jesus Christ. Everything else can be parted with and most of it is clutter. To call the clergy system, the hierarchical/business-patterned leadership structure, the Sunday morning Protestant ritual, the billions of dollars we spend on church buildings and overhead “the baby” is ludicrous in my opinion.
From the place where I’m standing, it seems to me that what we’ve done is substitute the bathwater for the baby, tossing the latter and keeping the former.
In the words of biblical scholar Jon Zens,
It seems to me that we have made normative that for which there is no Scriptural warrant (emphasis on one man’s ministry), and we have omitted that for which there is ample Scriptural support (emphasis on one another) . . . we have exalted that for which there is no evidence, and neglected that for which there is abundant evidence.
But let me think about your question some more and I’ll tell you how I really feel about it. 🙂
Here’s a link to the Frank Viola blog: