One of the advantages of this current technological era, is that those of similar accords or shared perspective can find and communicate with each other far easier than in times past.
Within this context one of my favorite resources is this site, which compiles recent journal entries from my brothers within the Southern Baptist ranks. Using this I can scurry through the minds of Southern Baptists from sea to shining sea in a matter of minutes.
“I admit, I don`t like PETA. They are, in a word, nuts. But I never thought they were hypocritical nuts. The word needs to get out about this.”
“You heard me. This little bit of news seems to just now be entering the Southern Baptist blogosphere. Regardless of just where you stand on the SBC, this information is significant, and I post it here for your perusal.”
“An interesting article popped up on the web recently, and thanks to “Spunky spotting”, I`m doing a response. Dave Arnold, head custodian at Brownstown Elementary in Southern Illinois, says that home-schools are run by well-meaning amateurs.”
“Several years ago Paige Patterson commented on the revival of Calvinism among Southern Baptists. Responding to those within the Founders movement who have clearly demonstrated Southern Baptist’s Calvinistic roots, he attempted to mediate the position by pointing to a duel heritage.”
“Surprisingly, sometimes we as ‘Baptists’ do not know exactly how to answer this question.”
…as well as, ruminating upon the LORD`s Supper:
“The Lord`s Supper is one of the two ordinances given by Christ to the church. Since these ordinances are commands from Christ, the Lord of the church, they are not optional. As surely as all believers are commanded to be baptized, likewise all believers are commanded to partake of the Lord`s Supper.”
“Everyone involved is concerned with the future of the SBC. But what those concerns are and how we address them varies based on perspective. This is what makes dialogue so important, and I am grateful for Dr. Lemke’s willingness to talk.”
“…But regardless of the timing, the content of Dr. Lemke`s article leaves much to be desired in terms of scholarship, analysis and fairness. The title of it is `The Future of Southern Baptists as Evangelicals.`”
Objective moral fact claims exist;
One set of moral fact claims is true;
Objective moral facts exist.
These facts can be properly apprehended;
These facts have a source;
This source is the source of all objective moral facts.”
“The title `Is the Peacock My Brother?` is a bit of a play on the title of James White`s book “Is the Mormon My Brother?”. Not only does it refer to the above quote, where Tertullian recounts Ennius` statement that Homer`s soul had once resided in the body of a peacock, but also to the more general claim, by the advocates of reincarnation, that the soul of one`s sibling could potentially transmigrate into a peacock upon their death.”
Completely unrelated to any of these issues is a funny link a friend of mine sent me, in which an “average Joe” such as myself can become a Superhero.
I think I will call mine… The Composer – and he roams the countryside sharing his droning sounds of earth and sky to any poor fool that will indulge him. He carries no weapons, save for his sheer audacity.
Amused by my alter-ego, Candace created her own. I have dubbed this hero… The Botanist – and her superpowers include the ability to identify every type of plant known to man, and to know all the various uses each one has; as well as the ability to balance all her many responsibilities whilst maintaining a gracious bearing.