Debating I’m actually debating whether or not to return to Facebook now that my jail sentence is up. Think about it this way. Suppose you enjoy a tavern where all your friends hang out, and you’ve spent quite a bit of time there. You truly enjoy the company; the company enjoys you, for the most..
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..it was one of those boring nights of tedious duty, studying for a mid-term. I have no idea what knowledge I was pursuing, or hoping to certify for the world, but I think it is telling that I only remember THIS about that night. There was a knock on the door. I opened up and..
..who, in turn, praises Arkansas state senator, Stephanie Flowers. Al Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, looking distinctly unhappy about being cornered on his refusal to sign the Statement on Social Justice & The Gospel claimed that he “platforms” academics who have a different position on social justice from his own. One of those would..
You thought your “conservative” pastor was immune to social justice jargon? Better check. Better check very carefully. My own brush with an Orwellian thought crime patrol, (background here) taught me a few frightening things about our present political reality. Upon learning that I dared to scold Louis Farrakhan for being a racist, one school district..
Trust your Gut on this sort of thing? I’m trying to watch/listen to a sermon as I write this, but I realize there is something in the manner of the pastor’s delivery that is truly putting me off. First of all, it’s more or less delivered in what I would call an “earnest whisper.” The..
Approved Racism Hits the Church James White of Alpha Omega Ministries interviews Pastor Tom Buck at the Shepherd’s Conference 2019… Complete interview here.. Background: it may seem hard to believe, but intersectionality and the “approved racism” has begun to infect even conservative Christian seminaries. In practice, this means that if you are the wrong color,..
And how much is it going to cost me? So I’m getting around to watching some of what was preached at #MLK50Conference, in April of 2018. (Hey, I don’t do this for a living.) Charlie Dates appears to sum up the spirit of the thing: we have a long way to go; we’re not sure..
Please, James White, in trying to sympathize with Al Mohler’s constituency problems (video link, apx: 33:00) it doesn’t do any good to lament his problems with “buildings named after slaveholders.” George Washington was a slaveholder. George Whitefield owned slaves. We can celebrate the end of slavery without detracting from the achievements of those caught up..
This sort of Thing.. Honestly, this is one of the things that frosts me the most about a Facebook jailing. It’s not just that you can’t post content, although that’s bad. You aren’t even given the courtesy of communicating with your friends, either on Facebook, or off it. There’s no — “would you like to..