Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Rejoinder to recent Family Integrated Church comments

The original article, What is a Family Integrated Church?, garnered over 80 comments. 

Thus I thought it wise to write another article handling some of the issues brought up. It is published here

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Family Integrated Church Dialogue

According to some proponents of family integrated churches, there has been little dialogue and much confusion. Well, in one corner of cyberspace, there is an intelligent interchange between a critic and a defender, here.

It is between the author of the article and a part-time worker and one-time intern at NCFIC and current member of a church plant under Mr. Brown's oversight (he also brought the article to Mr. Brown's attention).

Of note is the fact that the young defender carefully read the article and concluded: "So, in answer to your question, overall, the description was accurate and I greatly appreciate all the references. Some have slammed us and not even attempted to prove that it was so."

There are almost 80 comments overall, but another article, Lord willing, will be published summarizing the salient issues thus far.

May the Lord bring better clarity to those involved in this discussion.

Monday, May 02, 2011

America unites in Osama's death

Osama Bin Laden is dead.

And citizens of America, from Denver to Boston, rich and poor, liberal and conservative, discarded their moral differences and united. Celebrating and rejoicing with each other, Coloradoans welcomed the news, especially the politicians.

Senator Michael Bennet announced: "The architect of this attack was killed thanks to the competent and courageous efforts of American forces."

Likewise, Rep. Ed Perlmutter, declared: "This is a moment of justice. The United States took out an enormous threat to the safety and security of our country."

This is a moment of justice. And a sober moment for self-examination: why is everyone suddenly in favor of the death penalty?

Because when push comes to shove, those who reject God's law still must live by that law.

But now, the moral relativists and liberals welcome the death of a fellow human being! The irony is palpable.

Osama Bin Laden is dead.

And so is moral relativism--at least for now.