Est. May 2008

09 February, 2017

Slow Creep

Catholic Church-Sponsored Boy Scout Troops Won't Be Forced to Follow Transgender Membership Policy

Considering they've caved in to every other demand, they need to append the word 'yet' to that statement.
Boy Scout troops sponsored by Catholic churches won't be required to adhere to the organization's new policy of allowing girls who identify as boys to become troop members.

The National Catholic Committee on Scouting said in a statement that despite the Boy Scouts' announcement on Jan. 30 that welcomed girls who identify as boys as members, the new policy "has no impact on the operation and program delivery of Scouting program(s) in Catholic-chartered units."
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24 January, 2017

Further Words on Judgment

Back in this post I wrote about Christian judgment and how it ought to be seen and done. Since then, I've had people ask me, 'What is 'right' judgment?' How do we know how to judge righteously, and Christ tells us we should in John 7:24?

Let's take a look.


20 January, 2017

Comparison Religion

So far, our new POTUS, Donald Trump, has been compared to:

Moses

Samson






Now we can add Nehemiah to the list.

Quite a few hats to wear, eh? Well at least we haven't seen anything like this.

Yet.

19 January, 2017

Inaccurate Information

National Review: The divinity schools at Duke and Vanderbilt Universities have instructed their professors to start using more “inclusive” language when referring to God because the masculine pronouns “have served as a cornerstone of the patriarchy.”

For example: This year’s divinity course catalogue at Vanderbilt tells professors to give “consistent attention to the use of inclusive language, especially in relation to the Divine,” because the school “commits continuously and explicitly to include gender as an analyzed category and to mitigate sexism.”
Ms Timph blows a serious hole in this notion with two simple sentences:
[I]f we are talking about the Christian God, every single reference to Him in the Bible uses a masculine pronoun . . . which kind of gives you the vibe that Christians have decided that their god is a dude. The fact is, teaching anything else would be giving inaccurate information …
Other than Christians deciding God is male (that was actually decided in Genesis 1:5), she's spot-on.

Passing on inaccurate information as accurate is commonplace these days: 'fake news', 'historical revisionism', 'political correctness' and so on tend to take accuracy and shove it down the memory-hole. The reason is simple: accurate information, more often than not, doesn't fit the narrative someone wants to push. In our example above, the narrative is 'we need to fight the patriarchy, so we need to remove all evidences of masculine pronouns'.

As far as the Bible is concerned, the effort to strip it of its gender-specific pronouns has been a battle long-waged, utilizing 'gender-neutral' and 'God-as-a-woman/agender deity' specialty Bibles and forced 'inclusive language' to 'mitigate sexism' so fragile egos will not be bruised.


18 January, 2017

Judgment at Churchemburg

The Christian Post: Pastor James MacDonald, the founding and senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in the Chicago area, started a three-week series, "This is What We Do," and in his first sermon on Sunday he urged the congregation to welcome others in the church without judgment.
Many people out there believe Christians are 'unloving' because they're 'judgmental'. But what do they mean by 'unloving', and what do they mean by 'judgmental'?