October Archive

October 8, 2006

Christian Chaff

Vacation Musings

by Clay Staggs

Well, it has been a long time since I’ve had the chance to sit down and put up a post. However, this week, that should change. I’m at the beach this week, and will hopefully have the time to do some things that I really enjoy, and blogging …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 7:27 p.m.
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October 11, 2006

General Theology

Identity Crisis

by Clay Staggs

One of the frequent themes that I hear in the preaching at Riverwood is our identity as Christians. Refreshingly, yesterday, the pope even got in on the act, urging Christians not to give up their unique identity for the sake of dialogue with other religions, which Reuters obligingly reads as …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 10:14 p.m.
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October 12, 2006

General Theology

A saint who’s gone ahead…

by Peggy Drinkard

For our last Air Force assignment before retirement God led us to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. In His grace, before the boys and I arrived, He led David to visit a tiny PCA church pastored by Dr. Richard L. Summers, Th. D. One visit and David was …

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Posted by Peggy Drinkard at 1:40 p.m.
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October 12, 2006

Books

The Monster of Me

by Tim Lien

There are many of you that know that I am currently preaching through the epistle of Philippians. A condensed summary of Saint Paulâ??s letter can be expressed with, â??joy in suffering.â? To accompany my sermons with illustrations, I started reading Elie Wieselâ??s trilogy about the Jewish …

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Posted by Tim Lien at 4:17 p.m.
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October 13, 2006

Miscellaneous

Cloudy Days

by Clay Staggs

Today is a cloudy and cool day at the beach.

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This has somewhat frustrated my plans for laying in the sun and doing nothing. Instead, I’ve been forced to stay inside and do nothing. However, that doing nothing part is pretty good wherever you do it.

It has been …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 3:46 p.m.
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October 16, 2006

Christian Chaff

Signs, Signs…

by Clay Staggs

I know, I know. Another post about a church sign. But the whole phenomenon both facinates and disgusts me at the same time. What is it about giving a church a signboard that impels them to put something irretreivably stupid on it?

Passing by a church on my way back …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 5:01 p.m.
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October 17, 2006

Miscellaneous

Unverschämt

by Clay Staggs

That’s the best word I know to describe the sentencing of Lynne Stewart to only 28 months in prison. I use the German word “unverschämt” because it lacks an English translation that conveys the exact combination of disgust, unconscionability, obscenity, and brazenness that it indicates. (For a full …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 9:36 p.m.
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October 19, 2006

Education

I Was Eavesdropping

by Tim Lien

I was sitting in a booth, reading my paperâ??initially, minding my own business. A cell phone rang behind me. It started out as Inadvertent Overhearing. And then it progressed into Casual Curiosity. And then it ended with Intentional Eavesdropping:

â??Hello.â?

 [pause]

â??Ainâ??t nothinâ?? wrong with …

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Posted by Tim Lien at 10:58 a.m.
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October 24, 2006

Education

Civic Illiteracy

by Clay Staggs

Here’s a link to an interesting article about the civic literacy of American college grads. If true, the fact that seniors only scored 1.5% better than freshmen is yet another devastating critique of the state of higher education in America.

The fact that the elite universities fared among …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 1:48 p.m.
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October 28, 2006

Education

Bulletproof Books?

by Clay Staggs

I know that everyone is concerned about school safety, but has it really come to this?

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 6:39 p.m.
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October 30, 2006

Children

Come Together. Right Now. Over Me.

by Peggy Drinkard

There is only one man qualified, and worthy, of giving the above imperative; the Lord Jesus. Last night we observed Reformation Celebration. I think it’s fair to say “a good time was had by all” and it went well. Nonetheless, I found it frustrating that the adults in attendance …

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Posted by Peggy Drinkard at 8:28 a.m.
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October 30, 2006

Politics

Who Loves The Lord?

by Clay Staggs

Just when you think that politics can’t get any weirder when it comes to its intersection with religion, along comes something to prove you wrong. Perusing Hugh Hewitt’s blog (which I recommend to all interested in politics, especially on the GOP side of the aisle), I found a …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 9:43 a.m.
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October 31, 2006

General Theology

The Center of Creation

by Jimmy Hopper

In the extraordinary Sunday School series now playing at Riverwood, Faith and Science, Bob Thornton and Allen Powers spoke of the time in which it was proven that the universe didn’t revolve around the earth, as the religious dogma of the day believed. In fact, science now speaks of …

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Posted by Jimmy Hopper at 1:38 p.m.
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