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OD Today: 23 January 2009 (early edition)

January 23, 2009

Yesterday’s late update was very late, so there isn’t a lot new overnight. Mostly a continuation of ongoing stories, with a couple of surprises, including a reference to Henry Blackaby.

  1. Mike Ratliff continues his series looking forward to cultural changes under the Obama administration and their implications for conservative Christians. “I am convinced that how we deal with the Obama administration during this time is a huge part of our sanctification. We must balance out what we are commanded to do in that we must be good citizens, but we must also be obedient to God in all things. Therefore, when our government attempts to enforce unrighteousness upon us we have no choice except to take a stand in obedience to God.”
  2. Kit offers the collection of Rick Warren connections collected by Sandy Simpson. The original is here, and appears to be five years old. I wonder what Rick Warren’s been up to since then?
  3. Darryl Foster calls out Frederick Haynes for speaking at the National Black Justice Coalition’s Black Church Summit. “The Haynes engagement signals the gay church movement’s continued quest to incorporate mainstream false teachers into its mission. False teachers love false christian movements.”
  4. Dwayna Litz reflects on homosexuals and transgenders in the New York area. “I only saw him as a person in need of Jesus. Contrary to what the homosexuals believe, not all Christians hate them.”
  5. Phil Perkins continues his series on the intellectual shortcomings of American evangelicalism with an article on subjectivism, calls Henry Blackaby a heretic. “Churches, schools, and denominations who would never have been guilty of teaching the subjectivism of Barth or Schleiermacher embraced the Evangelical language and style of Blackaby. He was a Southern Baptist preacher, so most couldn’t imagine that he was liberal. But he was heretical.”
  6. Steve Camp parses Rick Warren’s inaugural prayer. “Did he invoke the name of Jesus as he promised? Barely; and with all the conviction that playing politics with God could muster, Mr. Purpose Driven watered-down his prayer …”
  7. Colin Smith offers a side-by-side comparison between particular surahs from the Koran and corresponding passages from the Old Testament. “the Qur’an draws particularly from stories concerning Old Testament prophets to illustrate Muhammad’s warnings, and teach regarding obedience and faithfulness to Allah and his commands. There are two things particularly noteworthy about the Qur’anic use of the Old Testament: first, the stories are always presented as teaching tools to make a present-day (at least for Muhammad) point; second, they are rarely, if ever, presented without embellishment–sometimes to the point where the original Old Testament story is barely discernible.”
  8. Emily H. at Grace in the Triad takes on Shane Claiborne and the New Monastics. “The only problem with the New Monasticism movement is its foundation–and therefore everything built upon the foundation. There is no clear theological basis for New Monasticism; they accept anything & everything that is nominally Christian, promoting what Pastor Dustin describes as a “buffet bar” mentality to Christianity.”
  9. And finally, Mollie Hemingway reports on reporting on the March for Life. “In some cases — notably the Washington Post in the last couple of years — coverage of pro-life events has improved. In other cases, not so much. Each year pro-life march participants joke — a lot — about how their numbers are laughably under-counted. They’ll know, say, that they themselves came in a caravan of 5,000 people in rented buses from Pittsburgh but they’ll read the paper the next day describe the entire crowd as consisting of “thousands.””
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OD Today: 24 December 2008

December 24, 2008

I think the biggest new contribution from the ODMs overnight was a Sandy Simpson article that appeared at Tim Wirth‘s weblog and at his Nazarene-focused Psalm 11:3 weblog. It has not yet appeared in Sandy’s article list at Deception In The Church. It’s about Allelon, and it starts with a family tree of the Emerging Church movement as seen from the ODM point of view. Unfortunately the link at the Allelon site it references repeatedly has gone stale. I’d be grateful for an update.

  • Steve Camp on Obama/Warren with video from a Rick Warren appearance on MSNBC, “If ‘Pastor’ Warren was being faithful as a man of God preaching an uncompromised gospel, then those various political and religious groups wouldn’t be applauding him, they’d want to stone him.”
  • Ken Silva picks up the Margaret Manning/RZIM/Henri Nouwen letter; he has the text on his weblog, but doesn’t cite Ingrid Schlueter as being the source; perhaps he got the same letter from Manning. Reformata.org reposts without comment here.
  • John Baker cites The Market Oracle arguing that the current economic situation is/will be worse than the Great Depression.
  • Chuck Missler links to a Heritage Foundation column by Robert Moffit arguing that a public health plan will erode private health care, in a section on his website with a note saying he does not necessarily “agree with the information on these sites or support the specific organizations.” I think that means he agrees with the conclusion of the article but does not give his blanket endorsement to the Heritage Foundation.
  • Dwayna Litz picks up the Pope/homosexuality/climate change story without further comment.
  • James White/Dividing Line weighs in on (you guessed it) homosexuality, Rick Warren, and the Pope.
  • Dwayna Litz quotes Melissa Etheridge, highlights the section where she refers to changes on the Saddleback website “challenging membership in his church for those who are openly gay.”
  • James White goes over a million (that’s one followed by six zeros) views on YouTube. That’s roughly three thousand views per video, and nearly 22oo subscribers.
  • Ken Silva picks up Ingrid Schlueter’s endorsement of David Cloud’s book, adds links to his own posts.
  • John Baker links to a CNN/Lou Dobbs story on the prospect of an EU-style North American Union during the next Administration.
  • Michael Davis on scheduled address by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Channel 4 to the United Kingdom: “For Ahmadinejad to speak supposedly on behalf of Jesus is actually a slap-on-the-face for Christians–this is the ultimate bah humbug!–an event in the continuing war on Christmas scheduled on Christmas Day itself!”
  • Larry DeBruyn gives some background on the Magi, makes a passing reference to Jack Ruckel of Lafayette, Indiana and his mobile manger scene.
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OD Today 22 December 2008

December 22, 2008

I picked up a bunch of new links over the weekend, but right now everybody seems to be focused on Christmas and their personal celebration thereof, so links are a little light.

  • Brannon Howse distributes Chuck Missler on The History of Christmas. I can’t find the original at Missler’s website.
  • Brannon Howse distributes Steve Camp on church discipline. I think this is a reference to the Rebecca Hancock story, but it’s hard to tell.
  • Brannon Howse distributes Matt Barber on “the gods of liberalism.” This looks like his Baalism post from World Net Daily a couple of days ago.
  • Brannon Howse distributes a piece by Mark Creech; this is a fairly standard A-B-A piece calling America to repentance, with Christmas as a backdrop.
  • Michael Davis links and comments on edited Christmas carols in the United Kingdom. I had been wondering where the War on Christmas stories were. See also Orrin Judd on Christmas carols edited in deference to modern sensibilities, including the plight of Palestinians.
  • Joseph Farah‘s open letter to Rick Warren; he asks him to call abortion “evil” during the Obama inauguration invocation. Ingrid Schlueter links and agrees.
  • This is the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
  • the Christ within all of us.” He cites a local disc jockey, but doesn’t name the station or jockey.
  • Reformata.org links to a Steve McConkey editorial/press release at Christian Newswire, correctly says “promotes Mormon Glenn Beck” instead of “promotes Mormonism.” McConkey: “Some of the false doctrines of Mormonism include polytheism, an attack on the trinity, that Jesus was the spirit-brother of Lucifer, that God the Father is married to Mother God, temple baptisms for the dead, the Bible has missing parts and many errors.”
  • James White takes issue with Darrell Bock’s reported comments reported by Fox News regarding Rebecca Hancock and most churches wanting to handle the matter more privately, says the church should speak from a position of holiness, also talks about homosexual “hatred for God’s law.” No transcript available.
  • What Lila discovered was a pattern where Planned Parenthood employees violated state parental consent laws and statutory rape laws by downplaying the age of the fictitious man, while encouraging her to obtain a secret abortion by crossing state lines.” Strictly speaking because there was no act (there was no 31-year-old boyfriend, and Lila Rose is not thirteen years old) Planned Parenthood technically did not violate parental consent/statutory rape laws. I’d guess they could be convicted of conspiracy, though. Her website is here. The YouTube video is here.

Also, professional religion reporter Rachel Zoll covers Rick Warren’s stands on various issues in an economical number of words.