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  1. David H says:

    Barton’s a shill for the Republican Party.

  2. Dallas says:

    Yes, I have had to fast from caffeine occasionally, just to make sure that my salvation isn’t a side effect of the coffee addiction that the church saddled me with along with the gospel.

    In reality, I appreciate both. 😉

  3. CostcoCal says:

    Grape Juice wasn’t even available until the 1860’s.

    So the Puritans were drinking wine!

    We who drink Welches are even more holy than the Puritans!

  4. Dallas says:

    CostcoCal, perhaps in our drive for purity, we can go even further and be given the miracle of turning wine into water*.

    *from a municipal source

  5. CostcoCal says:

    LOL Dallas. How many Evangelicals would prefer to edit it just that way!

  6. Owen Wells says:

    LOL Dallas CC !!

    I recently realized my own addiction to coffee – who knew that just one morning cup a day can cause such? I had to fast for surgery (from midnight the night before) and ended up, due to OR delays, not going in for surgery until after 5 pm! I thought my head was literally going to split open….

    Very interesting article on church coffee time. Our church has always had the post-service coffee and snack time, and is always well-attended. The coffee time is announced at the end of every service, with a special invite given for visitors to come down and join us.

    I have to agree, the drinks and snacks provide good conversation starters.

  7. Dallas says:

    So do different sources keep picking this up, or is David Barton some kind of Trump shilling jack-in-the-box that people keep turning the crank on until he pops up and tells people the MUST vote for Trump.

  8. Dallas says:

    A friend just posted this and I really appreciated it.

    The Saving of Many Lives

    http://www.socialanemia.com/christianity/the-saving-of-many-lives/

  9. bob1 says:

    Barton’s a shill for stupidity.

  10. David H says:

    bob1,

    Couldn’t agree more.

    Every time I hear him claiming to be a historian, it makes my skin crawl.

  11. Owen says:

    Dallas ,

    That’s a good read, and I can relate. My wife and I were forced to shut out a very toxic family member, a decision we still struggle with now. It’s very hard when you arrive at a place where all that’s left to do is pray for that person – they won’t hear anything else, and any further contact perpetuates the situation….

    Hard stuff. Good article.

  12. BrianD says:

    The “why Jesus hasn’t returned yet?” article is the first of a three-part series. Here’s part two:

    http://www.peteenns.com/guess-what-prophecies-arent-predictions-of-the-future-you-can-look-it-up/

    (I assume part three, released this Wednesday, will tell us why Jesus really hasn’t come back yet)

  13. Em ... again says:

    i must be tired Leithart didn’t seem to make sense… is he saying we’ve come to the end of doctrines and the result will be a homogenous theology?

    however, i did find the origins of grape juice interesting… i guess everyone now is doing communion wrong – Justin Martyr relates that the wine was mixed with water representing the blood and water (indicative of the heart failing, i understand from other sources) that is recorded as flowing from the opening created in Christ’s side by the spear…

  14. Babylon's Dread says:

    Lots of good interesting articles here thank you.

  15. Xenia says:

    Justin Martyr relates that the wine was mixed with water<<<

    Still is.

  16. brian says:

    David Barton, I do like his hat. The bible supported Slavery in the form understood at the time the Bible was written. It did not address the type of slavery seen in the South as an example. At least that is what I have heard people who hold to inerrancy say. Any type of slavery is vile and barbaric and does great harm to all involved especially those who are slaves. As usual this is a thought provoking links list. Thanks.

  17. EricL says:

    Note: the 9 Marks article includes a quote from our illustrious host (just look for the Phoenix Preacher logo as you scroll down)

  18. Dan from Georgia says:

    Enjoyed the article “The Wrongness of Being Right”. Basically illustrates why I can’t stand most online theological/church history debates…seems like people are more interested in being right and proving how smart they are, rather than sharing information and loving their brother and sister in the Lord.

    Many interesting links here!

  19. Al says:

    “Enjoyed the article “The Wrongness of Being Right”. Basically illustrates why I can’t stand most online theological/church history debates…seems like people are more interested in being right and proving how smart they are, rather than sharing information and loving their brother and sister in the Lord.”

    Very true. That has largely been my experience on this blog and every blog.

    The vast majority buy into a certain Dogma and then defend that Apologetic to the death.

    A guy like me is dangerous b/c I can deconstruct every Box and that makes me not the life of the blog party. Everyone tends to hate me in that regard b/c I can call b.s. on everyone.

    Remarkably, the Agnostics are the least like what you describe. The hardline Atheists and the Fundamentalist Christians are the worst….the Agnostics are generally the best in real discussions b/c they don’t know for sure and they are trying to learn things.

  20. Al says:

    I have local friends who LOVE Barton. I cringe. The guy is a hack.

    Barton is the “history guru!” equivalent of Ken Ham’s Creation Museum.

    Pseudo-intellectuals. Circus performers.

    Fundamentalist Evangelicals are not very bright, I love them, they are my friends and customers, but they are gullible and they are afraid of verifiable truths/facts we can observe accurately…which opens the door wide for huxsters to lead them by the nose.

  21. Muff Potter says:

    Remarkably, the Agnostics are the least like what you describe. The hardline Atheists and the Fundamentalist Christians are the worst….the Agnostics are generally the best in real discussions b/c they don’t know for sure and they are trying to learn things.

    Agreed. I’ve seen dogmatic atheists sport their own brand of fundamantalism and fish for proselytes with the same fervor as Christian fundies on the other end of the scale.

  22. Em ... again says:

    there’s a BrianD sighting up there? good to see
    he’s the fellow who put Dog’s Playing Poker on Erunner’s porch waaay back when… if my memory hasn’t failed me

    Agnostics? they may be easier to live with, but they have surrendered their souls for the sake of peace – as one i knew once said, “God can look me up, if he’s interested. He must know where I am” …. hmmm … they are as impressive as our Libertarian Presidential candidate 🙂 but i will concede that it is difficult to trust that the reality of our flesh is not the real reality

    i have two patient ponies out there posed like bird dogs, noses toward the hay shed… time to face reality and go out and feed them on this cold September morning

    hope to come back, read more links and keep my hands off this keyboard when i do…

    thanks for all the intriguing intros up there

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