Sunday, February 28, 2010
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Each side in the parental notification issue has their "poster children" for why parental notification laws should, or should not, be passed. On the "should" side are the instances where boyfriends and statutory rapists talk and/or coerce their pregnant underage girlfriends into abortions without their parent's knowledge - in one prominantly quoted case leading to the death of the girl from complications of the abortion because the parents did not know that a surgery had been performed.
On the "should not" side you are advised to go read "Abortion and parental notification laws" and the two posts (here and here) the author links written by someone who works within the justice system processing judicial exception requests to parental notification laws.
However, I really am not interested - at least in this post - about the "poster children" . . .
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
There were a couple of diaries at Street Prophets reflecting on some of the political and social aspects of two strategy/war games -- Chess and Go: "Metaphor and The Game of Go . . ."
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Go read the excellant posts linked at RodneyOlsen.net. Jeremy Pierce's standard blurb about the Carnival:
The Christian Carnival is a weekly collection of some of the best posts of the Christian blogosphere. It's open to Christians of Protestant, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic convictions. One of the goals of this carnival is to offer our readers to a broad range of Christian thought. This is a great way to make your writing more well known and perhaps pick up some regular readers. For examples of past carnivals, see the Christian Carnival archive.Read more!
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Posted by John H at 9:33 AM
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
A style that I seemed to have settled into is that whenever I have a brief hiatus from blogging (or do not have much to say) I tend to start up again with posts that tour blogs I am interested in.
I had a mini-hiatus and I filled up my Google Reader with literally hundreds of posts that I had not read through. In a smaller group, I had some "starred items" that I had marked with the intent to perhaps blog on myself.
I went through and cleaned out my Reader on Sunday, and thought that I might highlight some posts that I think are interesting - with a strong emphasis on some series and/or topics that I found attractive but have not written on:
Sunday, January 03, 2010
Saturday, January 02, 2010
Not having spent a lot of time studying theology - I am at home with the exposition of scripture. As someone who could be close to being a "Biblicist", I certainly have not had much use for concepts of God divorced from the clear teaching of scripture.
In a discussion over at Vox Populi there was a running debate (well, not really a debate) in the comment thread about whether God feels emotion. The person holding forth the position that God did not feel anger, or joy, or any other emotion related it to the theological positions of Aquinas and others. Most of the comments by "Benyachov" were fairly rude and arrogant - but the main point seemed to be that to believe that God has emotion is an unwarranted characature of God:
Friday, January 01, 2010
[The index for the series is here.]
I am using the Pastor's titles for these posts. The appropriate links are:
Monday, December 28, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
A woman online who is a non-Christian Unitarian Universalist was peeved by a follower of Christ who:
- had a history of complaining about non-Christians keeping "their hands off of CHRISTmas"
- always spelled CHRISTmas like that (emphasizing Christ in Christmas)
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
For a child has been born to us,
a son has been given to us.
He shoulders responsibility
and is called:
Prince of Peace.
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Sunday, December 06, 2009
One of those common misconceptions that I run into is expressed in this comment.
And here we differ because I cannot believe in a loving God who created me with a long size ten foot only so that he can break the arch and bind it into a child's size four.At this moment, I am not sure what exactly what was being commented on. And, frankly, I am not sure its important - this post is about what it provoked in me and not about what it was meant to convey. So, lets look at a couple of things I have posted on in the past:
That is no God of love. It is no deity I can fuel with worship any more than I would willingly feed someone who raped me.