Plan “B”?

This is going to be one of those difficult and probably controversial posts. Is Jesus Plan “B” whereas Adam was Plan “A” that failed? In other words did God really plan on Adam being the benevolent seed of mankind and when that didn’t happen he changed gears and¬† came Himself (via Jesus) to do the job of fixing things? This concept has some pretty serious … Continue reading Plan “B”?

Some interesting discussions…

This is a quick post to tell you about a very interesting discussion¬†happening on one of the blogs I frequent¬† (¬†Kingdom People by Trevin Wax).¬†¬† The¬†URL below¬†is a very good post and comments about the basic differences between Evangelicals and the Roman Catholic Church. I take heart that two people with opposing views¬†can discuss these types of issues without name calling. This seems rare now … Continue reading Some interesting discussions…

Why are there so few female theologians??

I have been reading several new theologians lately and it suddenly struck me that none of them are female!¬†Or for that matter I don’t think I¬†have ever read anything by a female theologian? ¬†So as usual I did some digging and discovered that among the theologians who are espoused to have made¬†significant contributions to the field no females made the list until the mid¬†20th century. … Continue reading Why are there so few female theologians??

The Words of Jesus

I found an interesting book a while back by Phyllis Tickle entitled “The Words of Jesus”. Phyllis Tickle is the founding editor at Publishers Weekly and is author of more than two dozen book about Christianity. In this book she attempts to take the red letters found in the Gospel accounts and separate them from the surrounding text. She does this, among other things, in … Continue reading The Words of Jesus

Christ and whose Culture?

I recently read an article in the June issue of Sojourners magazine ( http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&issue=soj0906&article=christ-and-i-whose-i-culture ) about Christ and Culture. It was related to past evangelism focused on stripping native culture in order to bring Christ to an aboriginal people. In my mind this has always seemed wrong and I can’t understand how it could not have seemed so to those doing it then. I just … Continue reading Christ and whose Culture?

My College Years…

Ok, I have my new scanner and have dusted off all the albums of pictures¬†in the utility closet¬†so I am just about ready to start the project of digitizing all our old pictures. I decided on using Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 as the digitizing software. It is a little harder to use than my old software but the results are markedly better. ¬†As I mentioned … Continue reading My College¬†Years‚Ķ

Seven Social Sins (The Catholic version)

Recently the Catholic church, and in particular Pope Benedict, came out with their own list of what they consider the seven social sins of the current times.¬†It is interesting to see how this list is different from Gandhi’s of my last post. The seven social sins are: 1. “Bioethical’ violations such as birth control 2. “Morally dubious” experiments such as stem cell research 3. Drug … Continue reading Seven Social Sins (The Catholic version)