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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by Xan » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:23 pm

And don't forget to refresh your understanding of the doctrine of the Trinity:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQLfgaUoQCw
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by Mountaineer » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:41 pm

Xan wrote:And don't forget to refresh your understanding of the doctrine of the Trinity:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izMhT9pl-28
That is right up there with the Babylon Bee. I like Hans Fiene. On a serious note, are you sure you did not intend this link?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQLfgaUoQCw

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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by Xan » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:26 pm

Mountaineer wrote:
Xan wrote:And don't forget to refresh your understanding of the doctrine of the Trinity:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izMhT9pl-28
That is right up there with the Babylon Bee. I like Hans Fiene. On a serious note, are you sure you did not intend this link?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQLfgaUoQCw

;D
Oops! Yes I did. Corrected.
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by Mountaineer » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:25 am

Need hope in this crazy world? Find hope this Easter season at your local Christian congregation.

Palm Sunday - March 25 (Jesus comes to Jerusalem, the people praise Him)

Maundy Thursday - March 29 (Jesus institutes the Lord's Supper)

Good Friday - March 30 (Jesus conquers death, those who believe His promises will live forever)

Easter Sunday - April 1 (Jesus rises from the dead, assures believers we will also rise from the dead)

Got hope? Join with fellow believers, hear the story, walk beside us with Jesus, find new hope for every day!
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by MWKXJ » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:04 pm

Xan wrote:And don't forget to refresh your understanding of the doctrine of the Trinity:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQLfgaUoQCw
Occasionally the old hymns say it best...
[...]

Now our heav'nly Aaron enters With his blood within the veil;
Joshua now is come to Canaan, And the kings before Him quail.
Now He plants the tribes of Israel In their promised resting place;
Now our great Elijah offers Double portion of His grace.

Thou hast raised our human nature On the clouds to God's right hand;
There we sit in heavenly places, There with Thee in glory stand.
Jesus reigns, adored by angels; Man with God is on the throne.
Mighty Lord, in Thine ascension We by faith behold our own.


Glory be to God the Father; Glory be to God the Son,
Dying, risen, ascending for us, Who the heavenly realm hath won;
Glory to the Holy Spirit! To One God in Persons Three
Glory both in earth and heaven, Glory, endless glory, be.
http://www.lutheran-hymnal.com/lyrics/tlh218.htm
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by Xan » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:52 pm

MWKXJ wrote:
Xan wrote:And don't forget to refresh your understanding of the doctrine of the Trinity:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQLfgaUoQCw
Occasionally the old hymns say it best...
[...]

Now our heav'nly Aaron enters With his blood within the veil;
Joshua now is come to Canaan, And the kings before Him quail.
Now He plants the tribes of Israel In their promised resting place;
Now our great Elijah offers Double portion of His grace.

Thou hast raised our human nature On the clouds to God's right hand;
There we sit in heavenly places, There with Thee in glory stand.
Jesus reigns, adored by angels; Man with God is on the throne.
Mighty Lord, in Thine ascension We by faith behold our own.


Glory be to God the Father; Glory be to God the Son,
Dying, risen, ascending for us, Who the heavenly realm hath won;
Glory to the Holy Spirit! To One God in Persons Three
Glory both in earth and heaven, Glory, endless glory, be.
http://www.lutheran-hymnal.com/lyrics/tlh218.htm
Good one. Combine that page with this recording to sing along:
https://hymnary.org/media/fetch/182551

...How did we end up with so many Lutherans here?
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by Desert » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:38 pm

Xan wrote:
...How did we end up with so many Lutherans here?
:D

I'm not Lutheran, but I sure have enjoyed hanging out with you robed folk in this thread. There must be some gold/LCMS link that needs to be further explored. Maybe it's an appreciation for barbarous relics.
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by Mountaineer » Sun May 13, 2018 5:12 pm

This is a great sermon for those who celebrate the Ascension of Jesus. If you do not celebrate that, you can celebrate Mothers' Day, or my anniversary which is today. WooHoo 8)

https://bishopandchristian.wordpress.co ... ot-absent/
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by Mountaineer » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:58 pm

Kim Jong Un Criticized For Meeting With Nation That Has Killed 60 Million Babies
June 14, 2018


https://babylonbee.com/news/kim-jong-un ... on-babies/


Tongue-in-cheek and sad commentary on our country.
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by Ad Orientem » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:58 pm

Mountaineer wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:58 pm
Kim Jong Un Criticized For Meeting With Nation That Has Killed 60 Million Babies
June 14, 2018


https://babylonbee.com/news/kim-jong-un ... on-babies/


Tongue-in-cheek and sad commentary on our country.
Ouch.
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by Mountaineer » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:42 am

Interesting article on hope and the role Christians play. Two excerpts:

Chaput’s point is that Christians today must resist the temptation to retreat from the world because the world is after all in great need of them: “If we want to follow Jesus, we must love the world too and remain in it, as he did, to work for its salvation.” In a passage quoting a column by Dreher that calls for “intentional separation from the mainstream,” Chaput cautions that Christians cannot “give up on the good still present in American society,” while also working to preserve Christian community and, as Esolen exhorts, rebuild American culture. To do that, Christians today must rediscover the spirit of the early church, which based its claims on nothing but the fact of the Resurrection. In the second century, Chaput says, Christians had no great cultural achievements, no power, and scarcely any history. Yet the author of the Letter to Diognetus likened Christians to the soul and the world to the body: “The soul is shut up in the body, and yet itself holds the body together; while Christians are restrained in the world as in a prison, and yet themselves hold the world together.” These early believers could write like this because they knew what they were about. As Chaput notes, “The only thing that could validate such a statement was this: Jesus of Nazareth rose from the dead. If the Resurrection happened, then that fact changes everything.”


These four authors take different approaches to the same theme—the aggressive secularization of mainstream society and its implications for the church—but they all arrive at a similar conclusion: a renewed church will see society safely through the dark times ahead, so Christians must begin renewing the church now. If there is anything wanting in these volumes, it is perhaps a more complete discussion of what all of this might cost individual Christians. The authors do talk about the sacrifices attendant to something like the Benedict Option—but not in detail about the possible future of persecution. Dreher hints at this theme in a chapter titled, “Preparing for Hard Labor.” Christians, he argues, need to reconsider the role of work in their lives, not just because it has taken on an outsized role in modern life, but because Christians are not going to be left alone by the progressives that dominate our economy: “We may not (yet) be at the point where Christians are forbidden to buy and sell in general without state approval, but we are on the brink of entire areas of commercial and professional life being off-limits to believers whose consciences will not allow them to burn incense to the gods of our age.” It’s easy to think of recent examples pulled from the headlines—Christian bakers, florists, and wedding planners who decline to participate in same-sex weddings, foster parents who refuse to affirm the ideology of transgenderism at the behest of state agencies, employers who won’t provide contraceptives to their employees. The list of mandates, large and small, will surely grow longer as our progressive scheme of government persists.

http://www.claremont.org/crb/article/ne ... ing-world/
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Re: Figuring Out Religion

Post by Xan » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:06 pm

Happy Michaelmas, everyone! (Except possibly Ad O, for whom it's a different day.)
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