Feb 132018
 

The Gospel of ashes…a priests reflection…

The anti-Christian alt right…

For U.S. Christians…what is “essential” to be Christian?

How to teach boys to respect women…

Confronting and repenting…

When I pass over…10 preparations for death…

Moral formation and sexual abuse…

Lord’s Supper…who is unworthy?

The Common Rule…habits of love for an age of chaos…

Grieving as an historian…

Roger Olson says his discussions with Calvinists are rarely productive…

The Transfiguration…

Most evangelicals are not creationists…

Is learning from women essential to pastoral competence?

Cooperative Baptists cave on LGBTQ issues…

Baptism doesn’t have to be divisive…

5 words of healing for the sexually broken…

Navigating ethical storms…

Helping local churches die with dignity…

Christians, pastors, and mental health…

What to give up for Lent…

Why we need women to teach, lead, and preach…

Lent makes me feel guilty…

The profound spiritual truth of marriage…

Proof text mafia…

The prayer that turns the world upside down…

Filling that God shaped hole…

How we’ve misunderstood “do this in remembrance of me”…

Why the enslaved took the religion of their masters…and transformed it…

Church membership is biblical…

Faith, Cancer And Living ‘Scan To Scan”

Religion scholar Kate Bowler used to believe God had a plan for her life. Then, at 35, she was diagnosed with incurable stage-4 colon cancer. “I really had to rethink what trust and hope looks like,” she says. Her new memoir, ‘Everything Happens For A Reason (And Other Lies I’ve Loved),’ is about how her illness has affected her faith.

Huge thanks as always to EricL…support him at top right…

  13 Responses to “Linkathon!”

  1. So tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Who here will be taking their Valentine to Ash Wednesday service to hear God’s word and receive the ashes?
    I will 🙂

  2. Many links of interest. Thank you.

    Congratulations on you wisdom being quoted in Patheos. Right on.

  3. I starting reading the anti-Christian alt-right link but it completely lost me. It seems no one can define what the alt-right is or who its leaders are but the myth continues. Apparently Hillary Clinton introduced the public to the term during one of her speeches in Nevada as the author suggests. Are we to believe her conspiracy theory that the alt-right was engineered to keep whites in power. Or is it more likely that the conspiracy is that she and her liberal friends contrived the term alt-right to bundle up the deplorables who oppose her and her policies into a nice neat convenient voting block. Sorry Hillary it didn’t work.

  4. Why are people still talking about Hillary?

    I thought she lost over a year ago.

  5. By the way “First Things” is hardly a liberal mouthpiece…it’s a conservative Catholic publication.

  6. Michael, Hillary was mentioned in the link as the person who introduced the public to the term alt-right. Hillary will be in the news for a long time until Mueller’s special counsel investigation ever wraps up.

  7. It’s Hillary Clinton Derangement Syndrome!

  8. The first link is gold.

  9. I remember once looking at twitter to see first use of alt-right. It predates the 2016 election. (this in response to the assertion that Hillary introduced the term).

    Ash Wednesday liturgy for comment threads: Forgive me internet, I only commented about the comment; I did not read the original article.

    My penance is to re-search for it and show my work: Here are twitter search results for March 2011. 1 instance of alt-right amid a bunch of references where alt-right is about keyboard command sequences.

    If this method of search floats your boat, you can adjust the period searched for by changing since:YYYY-MM-DD until:YYYY=MM-DD to change the time period. Protip: Use the day before you want to start and the day after you want to end; twitter search results tend to cut off results for the day in question.

  10. LOLing at my self-own here. Second part of my penance was to click through and (at least begin to) read the article. I seem to have confirmed the first sentence of this 2-sentence description of origins of the term:

    Their ideological movement is called the “alt-right,” a name coined only eight years ago. The nation was introduced to it in August 2016, when Hillary Clinton devoted a speech in Nevada to deploring its influence on the election.

  11. The article on baptism not needing to divide is behind a paywall. What was the gist of it? I was interested in reading it. We baptised our daughter but have as yet not baptised our son. It really bothers me. I was baptised as a baby and I believe it’s one of the reasons I’m still a christian today. My husband basically thinks infant baptism is heretical and illogical. He doesn’t find any of the argument for infant baptism to be persuasive. I didn’t want to be too much of a bitchy, bossy wife so I haven’t forced the issue, but it bothers me that our son has not been baptised and I think my husband’s arguments against infant baptism are ridiculous and unpersuasive.

  12. j2,

    Here’s a wonderful article on Baptism, which you can download for free.

    http://wordandworld.luthersem.edu/issues.aspx?article_id=1593

  13. Thanks for the article, Jean. I read it but it doesn’t really speak to my issue. My husband would read that article and think it was completely wrong. There’s no way to convince him that infant baptism is appropriate. This is not an issue that I want to cause conflict in my marriage over, but it really bothers me that my son has not been baptised yet. I would really like to know how it’s possible for baptism to not be divisive, because pretty much is a problem between me and my husband.

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