Thursday, August 17, 2017
" the children of priests is a global phenomenon, but a strikingly little-studied subject. Much of what is known must be inferred from studies like A.W. Richard Sipe’s “A Secret World” — still the landmark examination of priests and sexuality 27 years after its publication. Sipe found that nearly 30 percent of Catholic clergy were in regular or occasional sexual relationships with women, while approximately half were leading celibate lives."
I read the book; it was an education. "Celebate" doesn't mean what you think it means when you look at the Catholic Priesthood.
[ I don't know how, but I'm sure T.W.W. and its commenters can find a way to attack John Piper/Mark Dever et. al. with this article - dryly. That's a T.W.W. specialty. ]
They inherited [ or grandmothered in ] about 10 female priests.
It appears the Anglican church in North America still is uneasy about what to do in ordaining female priest; the Anglican church in Africa does not ordain female priests.
The Anglican church in North America HAS decreed that all bishops will be at least 35 years old and they will, indeed, be men. -
The Anglican church is, historically, theologically reformed.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The DEEBS are going to have to explain to some church leadership what they do - such as make fun of John Piper
Looking forward to read how the DEEBS justify making fun of John Piper, Al Mohler, Mark Dever et. al.
Monday, August 14, 2017
HERE IS SCRIPTURE:
Friday, July 7, 2017
TWW feminists versus N.T. Scripture
And these are the particular passage of N.T. Scripture that Dee/Deb and Daisy do not accept as authoritative in our time and culture.
- Peter 3
The New Testament Church—The Role of Women
- Timothy 2: 8-15
Sunday, August 13, 2017
I wonder what percentage of the T.W.W. posters/commenters have struggles with alcohol. One of eight?
In the history of mankind, probably the best love life ever, I'd suggest Adam and Eve.
They had ideal parenting; no bad sexual history; never saw T.V. or went to the movies. If they were fat or thin, they never had anybody to compare themselves to until the kids grew up. The food was all organic, the water was pure and there wasn't a substance abusing rock musician in sight and Hollywood land was millennia away.
Yeah, I'm guessing they had a rocking love life.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
- be warned; the article gets more specific
[ By rumor, it's harder to get into Vet School than Med School ]
[ As long as my urologist isn't a woman ]
Women can code but it's almost never their passion. What woman ever says, "Hey, let's spend the weekend writing code?" Very, very few.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Part I and II were good. I look forward to III and IV, maybe more.
Keep up the good work! Sen
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
A fitting tribute Glen performed 20 years ago.
"Old Google: Don't be Evil.
New Google: Let's fire people who don't tow the politically correct diversity line. Which is kinda evil.
This reminds me of the 'shunning' that Amish do, or the Excommunication of the Catholic church. In fact, having grown up in a very 'evangelical' fundamentalist church, I'd say these people more "self righteous" than ANY church-goer I've ever met. And that's saying a lot.
Funny though, I remember one of my better Sunday School teachers warning us that we needed to be careful, or you can become what you hate. And here it is...the left [ and so many TWW commenters ] has actually become exactly the people they said they hated.
Monday, August 7, 2017
Sunday, August 6, 2017
I will assume he's a conservative Evangelical - bring on the long knives commenters.
Yep, evangelicals want us to go back to the 1950s and then they’ll wonder why America has become a second class nation….
Sure, that's exactly what Evangelicals want - sigh
Thursday, August 3, 2017
I don't say this sarcastically but Sovereign Grace issues are SOOOOoo yesterday's news. Truly. If C.J. Mahaney is still a focus of your posts - you probably drive a Buick and think a trip to McDonalds is the "in thing."
Are you truly worried about victims/abuse in Christian Circles? Then read this article
"Nobody has a "right" to serve in the Military. Nobody.
What makes people think the Military is an equal opportunity employer?
The Military uses prejudice regularly and consistently to deny citizens
Citizens are denied for having flat feet, or for missing or additional fingers.
Need a special access ramp for your wheelchair? Can't run the required
course in the required time? Can't do the required number of pushups?
Not really a "morning person" and refuse to get out of bed before ?
All can be reasons for denial.
The Military has one job. War. Anything else is a distraction and a liability.
Did someone just scream "That isn't Fair"? War is VERY unfair, there are no
exceptions made for being special or challenged or socially wonderful.
YOU change yourself to meet Military standards. Not the other way around.
I say again: You don't change the Military... you must change yourself.
The Military doesn't need to accommodate anyone with special issues.
If any of your personal issues are a liability that detract from readiness
or lethality... Thank you for applying and good luck in future endeavors.
Who's next in line?"
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017
"When it is platform you crave [ such as your blog], when it is the size or the popularity of your following that you use as the measure of your success, you will inevitably and eventually find that there is no platform high enough. No success will ever perfectly fulfill your ambitions."
"No matter your goal, no matter your god, it will not and cannot bring lasting satisfaction. In this world, God’s world, these kinds of desires were never meant to bring ultimate satisfaction. Rather, all the pleasures of this world are meant to be subordinate, to point beyond themselves to the satisfaction that is found in God. The deepest joy this world offers, and the only lasting joy this world offers, is the joy that comes from seeking his kingdom instead of your own."
Monday, July 24, 2017
"You will be made to care." Conservative Evangelicals would simply like the freedom to hold to their Biblically based beliefs.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
"How did other more theologically conservative Wesleyan denominations fare over the last 50 years? The Church of God increased by two thirds. The Wesleyan Church increased by 75 percent. The Church of the Nazarene nearly doubled. The Free Methodist Church increased by 25 percent. The Assemblies of God have increased a whopping 500 percent. Growth for most of these churches over the last several years has leveled off, except for the still fast growing Assemblies. But none are experiencing United Methodism’s ongoing exodus."
Friday, July 21, 2017
As everybody is aware, starting about 50 years ago females begin to assume pastoral roles; primarily in the Mainline denominations. At least part of it had to do with a decreasing number of men going through the Mainline seminaries and being willing to take positions as pastors in small churches that paid poorly. Part of it had to do with ongoing march of feminism through the academic institutions.
Now the backstory:
I'm at this older downtown Mainline Church for a concert the other day. The concert was not a part of the church program, it was simply being held at that venue.
Before the music starts, this young, quite attractive [ 30? ] lady gets up and introduces herself as the pastor. I had to smile/groan. This church isn't going to make it for 3 reasons.
Here's my 3 points.
1] I believe Scripture does not ever support women as shepherd/pastors/elders. Encough said about that however.
2] Can a woman actually successfully shepherd a church full of men and women? I would say no.
It's probably quite obvious, I'm not a male feminist, I think feminism is terrible for females.
So, could I survive/thrive in a church that has called a female to shepherd me? No - obviously not. If a female pastor was voted in, I would exit.
But then my next question is this.
Am I actually a significant outlier OR is the factual reality this; generally men refuse to be shepherded by women if they have any choice.
[ Obviously your job may requires that you work under a female - so be it. Suck it up or find another job. ]
But a church is a volunteer organization where one does not have to attend and people come and go, church shop if you will, on a frequent basis. If a woman is installed as pastor will men be more likely to drift away from the church and secondly, will a female pastor attract new male membership?
My gut feeling says a] men will drift away, b] new men will not be attracted but some will attend on an irregular basis - UNLESS THEY ACQUIRE POWER at which point they may stay.
Like numerous radical feminists; I believe you can't ever actually remove the masculinity from the man. A guy can tell you all he wants that he's a feminist; but when push comes to shove he acts just like a typical male - wanting to be in charge. Recent readings suggests a number of radical feminists actually LOATHE the supposed male feminists.
To be a successful pastor over the long haul, requires that you win significant battles with the powers that be. Women are less equipped to win significant battles with men.
A quick look at "Emily's" bio; she probably is about 30, pretty, petite, perky and appears to have been married to her [ male ] husband about 7 years. She was an associate elsewhere before taking this position. She appears to be bright and friendly.
She doesn't appear prepared for war against the ravening wolves.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
"the Groupthink Threshold where Groupthink locks in and all dissidents are Purged."
T.W.W. doesn't allow dissidents to stay very long.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
It's interesting that this Rick fella wants to conclude that the reason there is so much "talk and drama" on that board and the reason they "never come to a conclusion" is due to women ruling. I don't know how many Christian forums or sites this fella has been on, but I've been on plenty. And I've noticed that drama and much talk and not arriving at conclusions is not a phenomenon restricted to females. In fact, I've participated on a few Calvinist sites where mainly the men comment. The drama, insults, lack of unity, and nonsensical banter abound without many women having to even contribute.
I'm placing my bets on this: both women and men are guilty for such behavior. It isn't indicative of one particular sex at all, but a behavior common to the human race, i.e. - both males and females.
You lost your bet Nonna.
Sidenote: Dee has been asked to think about what she's commenting for the next two weeks before she's allowed to comment again.
Rick - "Women have a vital role in the church, however I am on a board now where women rule and there is so much talk and drama that we can never come to a conclusion about anything. The hours roll by with endless talk that runs in circles, usually about who said this about that. God had a reason for establishing an order in the church. Can we maybe acknowledge that God might know a thing or two about church organization?"
Monday, July 17, 2017
The article above has nothing to do with her complaints about S.N.A.P.
It does give a fuller picture of what kind of person she is.
As for S.N.A.P. apparently their finances from 2016 around 495,000 dollars. That's a goodly sum but does not implicate S.N.A.P. in fiscal misconduct.
[ from 5 years ago ]
from Daniel Patrick Moynihan:
“Liberalism faltered when it turned out it could not cope with truth. . . The liberal project began to fail when it began to lie. That was the mid sixties…the rot set in and has continued since.”
Sunday, July 16, 2017
I'm guessing they have very lovely marital encounters; neither he nor his wife have experienced promiscuity by all accounts and he is very dedicated to her. If you were a wife, wouldn't it be nice to know your husband has only eyes for your femininity? I would think so, but I'm not a wife.
I'm really not sure why T.W.W. would mock a Christian man for seeking to be free of lust and giving other husbands hope.
The temptations of the flesh are never ending are they not? I think so. Does God call us to fight the battle? He surely does.
Hooray for you John Piper. You speak truth to a people who hate truth.
…18Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice in the wife of your youth. 19As a loving hind and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times;
Be exhilarated always with her love. 20For why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an adulteress And embrace the bosom of a foreigner?…
[ BTW, they are breasts, not "tatas."]
Saturday, July 15, 2017
I attend an Anglican Church which is part of ‘the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion), using the
1928 Book of Common Prayer. It’s small, but not tiny, and growing.
I’m in my 50s, from California. Attending church was never a part of my childhood as my parents were atheists and my neighborhoods were devoid of church-going people. As a curious “seeker” in my twenties, I attended an Episcopal church, which I later joined, and after a years of listless boredom and putting up with increasing weirdnesses, I found this Anglican church.
Legions of us, children of atheists, struggle with any sort of faith. For me, doubt overwhelms daily. Merely believing the basics of Christian faith seems far more of a struggle to me than it does for those who grew up in the church, that is, in real churches where something other than progressive social policy is/was taught.
In my first grade of school, my parents inexplicably became Presbyterian. This blip in normal secular family behavior has given me memories of wiping oil off seagulls on the beach and wandering around Chinatown in San Francisco giving sandwiches to hippies. I vividly remember when the Sunday School teacher was told we had to memorize a part of a psalm (23rd, perhaps) so she left the classroom to find bibles. It took a bit of time, but she came back with a shiny bibles and passed them around. This was the first time I had seen a Bible — I wasn’t sure what it was. I thought, perhaps, it had magical powers, that the words within were charmed and so ran my fingers over the text so the magic would stick to my little fingers like sweet honey. Strangely, I licked my fingers afterward because I didn’t want to waste or lose any of the magic they had touched.
I asked the Sunday School teacher if I could take the magical book home for a week … and was refused.
Tragically, I didn’t learn from my own parent’s mistakes and so didn’t raise my own kids in churches. I repeated what I experienced, giving my kids only occasional forays into foreign, churchly places. My children are the latest iteration of a continuing process of spiritual degradation which has been manifested generationally. Seven generations of my family, ending with my grandfather, attended Princeton to train for the ministry. Seven! But my father, who is still alive, became a physicist, a thorough-going secularist/materialist who rejected the hypocrisy of his own father, a corrupt minister. This probably explains why I wasn’t raised in the church. It also explains why my children weren’t raised with any faith. And, sadly, their children won’t be raised in the faith, most likely.
In spite of all the hoopla about “outreach” and “missionary work within our own communities,” the number of converts who raise their children successfully in churches, and then their grandchildren … is vanishingly small. What I see, as a struggling Christian, are churches populated with people who grew up in the faith, not newbies or converts with families. Once an extended family “goes secular,” the path to re-Christianizing that family is long, difficult and usually unsuccessful."
THE CHURCH OF MODERN LUNACY
Most recent post from T.W.W. is about John Piper -
Believe me, he lives "rent free" in their heads. He's a great and Godly man.
Don't forget; the prophets have always been hated.