Tag Archives: Theology

Quote of the day: historian Michael Burleigh on the limits of Richard Dawkins

‘Richard Dawkins writing about theology would be like asking me to write about nuclear physics.’ ~ historian Michael Burleigh

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Theological quote of the day: Thomas Peters on Church Tradition

‘If you want to discover the really good reason for Church Tradition, look at the insane ways people toss around “biblical” arguments today.’ ~ Thomas Peters

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Science, faith, and J. I. Packer’s Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, by Peter Enns

Science, Faith, and the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy “God is ‘Truth’”: The First Summary Statement of CSBI Imprecise Language about the Bible’s Authority: The Second Summary Statement of CSBI The Scope of the Bible’s Authority: CSBI Summary Statements 3 … Continue reading

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Hans Boersma on tradition, sacramental time, and evangelicals

‘While disagreements remain, the overall Catholic approach to tradition is largely evangelical.  On a properly evangelical position, the tradition (the church’s developing interpretation of Scripture) is entitled to an authoritative position because of its sacramental participation in the incarnate Word … Continue reading

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Is there a species called “the Catholic evangelical”? Hans Boersma says “Yes, there is”

‘Can we consider Catholics — at least some Catholics — to be evangelicals?  In other words, is there a species called “the Catholic evangelical”? . . . There are Catholic evangelicals . . . My argument is not that evangelicalism should just … Continue reading

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Arrogant atheists latch on to Harold Camping’s ‘May 21 Rapture’ idiocy to take cheap shots at ordinary Christians

The Rapture aside, America’s evangelical Christians deserve a little respect by Tim Stanley Across the United States, atheists are gathering at Rapture parties to celebrate another day of life on this corrupted Earth.  Their joy at Camping’s error is plain mean.  While … Continue reading

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Photographs of the day: The May 21 ‘Rapture’ spoofs

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Disillusioned: Robert Fitzpatrick, who spent his $140,000 life savings on advertising the ‘May 21 Rapture’

Disillusioned: Robert Fitzpatrick, who spent his $140,000 life savings on ads to spread the word of the Rapture, believed that it would happen at 6pm on May 21, but unfortunately for him it didn’t. In New York’s Times Square, Robert … Continue reading

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May 21st is over and there’s been no ‘Rapture’: I wonder how this young man feels now?

More: Robert Fitzpatrick has spent his life savings, $140,000, on advertising Harold Camping’s May 21 ‘Rapture’ rubbish

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Fundamentalist hypocrite Tim ‘Left Behind’ LaHaye accuses Harold Camping of “trivializing” Rapture prophecy

Tim LaHaye Against “Trivializing” Bible Prophecy Stern words from Tim LaHaye: The Rev. Tim LaHaye, co-author of the “Left Behind” series of Christian prophecy novels, said [Harold] Camping “trivializes the very serious study of Bible prophecy by ignoring Jesus’ statement … Continue reading

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Damian Thompson on why Harold Camping (and the rest of the Rapturists) are fundamentally boring

‘Just because people say they “believe” that such-and-such a thing will happen in the End Times that doesn’t mean they invest heavily in those colourful beliefs.  It’s a sort of spiritual hobby, even entertainment.  St Augustine told doomsday enthusiasts to … Continue reading

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Fundamentalist Watch: Who is Harold Camping and why would anyone believe a word he says?

Judgement day: Who is Harold Camping? More: Robert Fitzpatrick has spent his life savings, $140,000, on advertising Harold Camping’s May 21 ‘Rapture’ rubbish

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Atheist Brendan O’Neill: the similarities between May 21 Rapturist Harold Camping and the environmentalist lobby

‘The really weird thing about Camping and his 21 May movement is how outdated it seems.  Because in recent years, end-of-the-worldism has been well and truly secularised.  Doomsday is no longer the property of the religious – it has been stolen and … Continue reading

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Robert Fitzpatrick spent his $140,000 life savings on advertising Harold Camping’s May 21, 2011 ‘Rapture’ rubbish

Ex subway worker sinks $140,000 life savings into campaign advertising the end of the world More: May 21, 2011: some fundamentalists claim it will be the end of the world as we know it May 21, 2011, the end of … Continue reading

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Harold Camping and Prince Charles: two ‘End Times’ false prophets

“Save the date!  Return of Christ, May 21, 2011.” ~ Harold Camping “We have 18 months to stop climate change disaster.” ~ Prince Charles, May 2008 More: The best way to respond to Harold Camping’s ‘End of the World on … Continue reading

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The best way to respond to Harold Camping’s ‘End of the World on May 21st.’ nonsense

More: Harold Camping and Prince Charles: two ‘End Times’ false prophets Robert Fitzpatrick has spent his life savings, $140,000, on advertising Harold Camping’s May 21 ‘Rapture’ nonsense

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Photograph of the day: Fundamentalists proclaim ‘Judgment Day May 21′, New York, May 13, 2011

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Pic of the day: Fundamentalist nutter Harold Camping’s end of the world numerology chart

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Six-year-old girl writes letter to God. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, answers

A six-year-old girl writes a letter to God. And the Archbishop of Canterbury answers And here’s the letter: Dear Lulu, Your dad has sent on your letter and asked if I have any answers.  It’s a difficult one!  But I … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: N. T. Wright on the Resurrection

‘No wonder the Herods, the Caesars and the Sadducees of this world, ancient and modern, were and are eager to rule out all possibility of actual resurrection.  They are, after all, staking a counter-claim on the real world.  It is … Continue reading

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The Rob Bell debate: Rob Bell and Hell make the cover of ‘Time’ magazine

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Don’t forget: it’s the End of the World on May 21st.!

Citing Bible, group insists Jesus is returning May 21 On that day, Keitt says, a great earthquake will roll across the Earth.  The dead will be spit out of their tombs, and Jesus will arrive to take “the elect” with … Continue reading

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The Rob Bell debate: Richard J. Mouw on the orthodoxy of Rob Bell

The Orthodoxy of Rob Bell More Thoughts about “Generous Orthodoxy” I find nothing in his Love Wins book that violates the standards of a broad Evangelical orthodoxy.  I say the same for John Stott’s argument in favor of the idea … Continue reading

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The Rob Bell debate: ‘Love Wins’ becomes a bestseller and stirs massive debate about hell

What is hell?  Book stirs debate about afterlife For some readers, the book has been a breath of fresh air and a chance to discuss ideas that have long been taboo in evangelical circles. When Chad Holtz posted a Facebook … Continue reading

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The Rob Bell debate: still generating discussion and debate around the blogs and news sites

Brian D. McLaren: Will ‘Love Wins’ Win? We’re Early in the First Inning … Cathleen Falsani: The Heretical Rob Bell and Why Love Wins Rev. Peter Morales: What Is Universalism? David Lose: The Rob Bell Controversy: Does Anyone Go To … Continue reading

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