Category Archives: History

I hate Evangelism

My daughter found a fascinating website that chronicles the most popular girl baby names since 1961 in the United States. Since I live in Vermont, I was interested to see how often Vermont or New England set the trend for … Continue reading

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The Rude Guy Who Beeped at me in Traffic

A recent commenter to this blog wrote: The bible is perfect and complete (James 1:25), it was written for and applies to everyone forever (Acts 2:39-42), and Jesus is referred to as the Word incarnate and sent the word through … Continue reading

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The Only Way to Worship is according to these Rules

Hard line Churches of Christ from the Restoration Movement (about 10% to 20% of Churches of Christ) have theology that is based on the belief that all the early churches recorded in the New Testament writings adhered to a rigid … Continue reading

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Why Fundamentalists cannot speak out against Government Abuse of Power

The only issues fundamentalists traditionally speak out against are personal piety issues: fornication, adultery, abortion, pornography, immodest dress, drunkenness, drug use, etc. There are a few issues that fundamentalists are willing to criticize the government on: legislation that facilitates abortion, … Continue reading

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The Eastern Orthodox never believed in Total Depravity

Friday I was talking to a friend of mine, a pastor of an Assembly of God church nearby who has two master’s degrees, about John Calvin’s shenanigans in Geneva, Switzerland in the 1600s. He said N.T. Wright (who is an … Continue reading

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Restoring First Century Christianity

Many hard line Churches of Christ claim to practice the real Christianity, saying they follow the Bible only, restoring first century Christianity. That is an oxymoron. 1. First century Christianity did not follow “the Bible”. Their only Bible was the … Continue reading

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Singing Methodist Songs Written by a Woman

Every 40 or 50 years there has been a big Christian revival in the United States. In the 1880s there was a big Methodist revival of faith and energy in Philadelphia. Out of that grew a group of song writers … Continue reading

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