Jesus, Pacifism, and the Sword

I have just finished reading James M. Arlandson’s 8-part series on Christianity and Pacifism, and it is fantastic. It does a great job of explaining the Christian stances on such questions as “Can Christians join the military or law enforcement?” (YES)  “Is the Church ever...

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Three Definitions of “Neo-Fundamentalist”

One of the problems with the descriptors “fundamentalist” and “neofundamentalism” is that they carry different meanings among different groups.  This causes confusion when such things are discussed.  Below, I propose three different definitions of neo-fundamenalism, depending on who’s asking.

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How to honor and remember a lost loved one

Losing a loved one is a painful event. But we also don’t want to lose the clear memory of who they were. There are a few things you can do to honor and remember those who are no longer here. 1. Give in their name...

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Why the right opposes global warming

There are a mix of noble and ignoble reasons why conservatives oppose the global warming initiatives.  Of course, the ignoble one is that many are more concerned for short term economic prosperity and holding on to power and the status quo than long term environmental...

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Personhood in Jewish Tradition

One of the points at which I disgree with my fellow conservatives is on the "point of personhood" of an embryo.  While the standard evangelical and Catholic point of view is that the embryo is a person with rights beginning at fertilization, I think we...

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Why Atheists are inevitably autocrats

American Vision, one of my favorite home-schooling, Christian world view sites, has a good summary of why institutional atheism leads to a type of theocratic totalitarianism.  Of course, this sort of statement will automatically cause the logic circuits in the atheist brain to fry, and...

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A Culture of Criticism

Yesterday I had lunch with NeoFundamentalist, who is actually a pastor here in my area.  We talked about the history of fundamentalism and evangelicalism, modernism, and the mistakes made in each camp.  Discussion also turned to how to fix these doctrinal and practical mistakes, and...

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What’s wrong with modern fundamentalists?

I’m sure I’m sounding like a broken record, but as long as I get significant feedback and engagement on this issue, I will address it, because I believe that neo-fundamentalists, while carrying the excellent traditions of their forefathers, are also carrying over their errors, and...

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