Thursday, July 20, 2006
The Great “Moo” Controversy
Does a puppy that says “Moo” prove anything?
I am a near native of Colorado Springs (we moved here in 1975). Since that time Colorado Springs has been known for a lot of things: The Air Force Academy, NORAD (for you War Games fans), and of course Pikes Peak. But in 1992 Colorado Springs became (at least in certain circles) “The EpiCenter of Hate.” Little ole’ us?
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
The Hezbollah-Hamas-Israel Mess
So what is theologians to make of war in the Middle East (alas, again)
I have taken a few days off from blogging because I wanted to take in the whole events of the last week before commenting. Personally, I fully expected by this time (Day 8) of the offensive (longer if you go back to the Hamas incursions), that Israel would have invaded Southern Lebanon and bombed Syria. So far, they have not. Yesterday (7-18), Russian President Vlad Putin (Vlad the Liar as he ought to be called), started the chant that has caught on now worldwide…
“Israel’s attacks are disproportional, and should stop.”
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Do We Still Need Denominations? Do We Still Want Denominations? An Answer to the questions of Dr. M
Denominations? In the 21st Century? Are you kidding?
As a member of the PCUSA, the events of late June 2006 greatly upset me. They should have upset members of the Church regardless of their theological leaning, because they quite possibly are going to lead to the destruction of a denomination with a proud heritage and the possibility of good in a world that needs it perhaps more than ever.
Dr. Roberts (http://www.markdroberts.com) asks the question on his website, “What’s good about Denominations?” Of course, when that question arises the first passage that pops into mind is John 17, and Jesus’ prayer for unity. While I have never been to a national convention of any of the denominations I have belonged to, I have seen video that shows, at their best, the members of denominations, across theological spectrums, worshipping God and/or celebrating the Lord’s Supper together. Dr. Roberts includes on his site the dictionary definition of the question, what is a denomination: “Religious organization whose congregations are united in their adherence to its beliefs and practices.”
Monday, July 10, 2006
Congratulations to Hugh Hewitt
Today was the sixth anniversary of the Hugh Hewitt Show, one of the Salem Radio Network shows heard around the country, generally on the Salem owned stations. Hugh is center-right, which is where I am as well as on the political spectrum. But as a theologian, I have appreciated the broad spectrum of issues and of voices (left, center, and right) that Hugh has exposed me to these past year.
The Arrogance of the Media - The New York Times and Media Voices
Well, it has now been two week since the New York Times did their third exposing of secrets in the past year. And Bill Keller is out there saying things like “the terrorists didn’t learn anything” and “this will have a chilling effect on journalism. So why do I say arrogance?
The Roving Theologian is Back and Done on My Thesis!!!
I’m back!!! The thesis has been submitted to the University of Manchester (UK), and now just have to pass my viva so that I can become Doctor Christopher Morton, a professional Roving Theologian. So look back for new postings on a much more constant basis.