Tag Archive: wisdom

Jul 19

Charitable Interpretation

Harmonious interaction between bloggers, particularly Christian bloggers, is very important to me. Blogs have tremendous potential for bringing folks of diverse backgrounds together. They can also contribute to fracturing the Body Christ. One courtesy I ask of my commenters is to use "interpretive charity" (aka charitable interpretation). It means, among other things, that we should …

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Feb 19

Have Christian Bloggers Lost the Plot?

I'm worried that Christian bloggers have lost the plot. My grandfather used to say that the habits or faults of other people that annoy us the most may be ones we are also guilty of. I guess that was his atheistic Quaker version of Luke 6:41. I am very often reminded of that lesson and …

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Aug 01

John Roberts', Catholicism, and Abortion

Rob Carr of Unspace has some questions for his Catholic friends in the blogosphere. "Hypothetical situation: Let?s assume, for the sake of the argument, that the Constitution had a line in it that said 'Abortion shall be available to all.' It doesn?t ? this is a hypothetical question, a 'gedanken experiment.' That?s German for 'thought …

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May 13

The Dangers of Apologetics

"[I]f a Catechumen ask thee what the teachers have said, tell nothing to him that is without. For we deliver to thee a mystery, and a hope of the life to come. Guard the mystery for Him who gives the reward. Let none ever say to thee, What harm to thee, if I also know …

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May 11

Proper Christian Behavior

More Christians should read the writings of the early Church fathers. Admittedly, I have only begun to do so myself. The first half of the following should be read and reread periodically by all Christian bloggers. "Cultivate quietness in word, quietness in deed, likewise in speech and gait; and avoid impetuous eagerness. For then the …

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