Thinking Out Loud

March 2, 2016

Wednesday Link List

 

Serenity Prayer Modified

Wednesday List Lynx wondering why there's no Essay of the Week today

Wednesday List Lynx wondering why there’s no Essay of the Week today

Unintentionally, we have five Canadian items this week. Maybe six; I lost count…

Poor Signage Placement at Chapters

 

8 Comments »

  1. Christians are biblically illiterate because they do not read the Bible. It looks to me like the Fox News article says as much.

    Comment by Clark Bunch — March 2, 2016 @ 9:29 am

    • Granted. But the “why” question then remained unanswered. What are the underlying roots? I know I use this quotation a lot on the blog, but:

      It has been said that of all the major religions of the world, Christians are least acquainted with their sacred writings.

      So that implies that other faiths are more familiar with their sacred texts. Why not us?

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — March 2, 2016 @ 9:48 am

      • That, my friend, is the right question.

        Comment by Clark Bunch — March 2, 2016 @ 9:55 am

  2. The title of Randy Vader’s article is “Mission: Transition (the importance of seques).” Worship Links mentioned the need to transition between “the musical worship and the teaching time” when they linked to it. I enjoyed the article and agree with it’s message, but you link to it by saying “Creating seamless transitions between the worship time and the sermon.” I would argue that the sermon is worship and response to the sermon is worship. One of my pet peeves, being a preacher and what not.

    Comment by Clark Bunch — March 2, 2016 @ 9:55 am

    • Unless I use quotation marks, I find the need to rephrase things so that when people click on the link they’re not reading the same sentences twice. Usually it works better, I guess.

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — March 2, 2016 @ 10:09 am

  3. I visited Germany in 2007. Many cities have huge gothic cathedrals with tiny congregations (if any congregation at all). In the home county of the Protestant Reformation there is very little expression of authentic Christianity. It’s kind of sad. Which makes it even more surprising about the guy cited and fined for defaming religious belief.

    Comment by Clark Bunch — March 2, 2016 @ 10:04 am

  4. Why the illiteracy of the Bible?
    1. It requires effort. We live in a ‘tell me what it means’ now culture. Who wants to stay after church when the NFL is on television or the fare ways are open or or or ….
    2. One person studying the Bible is either a preacher or a Jesus freak. A group of people studying the Bible is either a seminary or a cult (in the eyes of modern society, anyway)
    3. We enjoy our ‘religious freedom’ to the point that many people see there half-thought out opinions as being validated by a relativistic society.
    4. Without a tie to a denomination’s teachings, then many teachings can conflict with each other. If you follow Moody Bible, you believe in Left Behind; if LCMS, we all go through the ringer but end up happy in the end.

    Comment by Janis V — March 2, 2016 @ 11:27 pm


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