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  • How Religion Influenced Modern Economics

    04/23/2021 10:25:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 23, 2021 | Michael Rosen
    Harvard economist Benjamin Friedman's book, 'Religion and the Rise of Capitalism,' provides an illuminating, if not always convincing, examination of how theology influenced modern economic thought.“One of the fundamental elements of the spirit of modern capitalism,” German sociologist Max Weber wrote in his landmark 1905 book, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, “of rational conduct on the basis of the idea of the calling, was born from the spirit of Christian asceticism.”Weber attributed the free-market success so prevalent amongst Protestant societies to its origins in Calvinist predestinarian theology: believers could never know for sure whether they had been...
  • Vatican event on priesthood to explore topic of celibacy

    04/13/2021 1:33:28 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 23 replies
    Crux ^ | April 13, 2021 | Elise Ann Allen
    ROME – A top Vatican official in charge of organizing a major symposium on the priesthood next year has said the discussion will touch on several controversial hot-button issues such as priestly celibacy, the women’s diaconate, clericalism, and the clerical sexual abuse crisis. Speaking to journalists during the April 12 presentation of the event, Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet said, “the question of celibacy is important.” “We have all spoken about it, and it will be discussed, but it will not be the central theme of the symposium,” he said. “It is not a symposium on celibacy, like it needs to...
  • The Great Rebellion

    04/11/2021 3:52:03 AM PDT · by inpajamas · 12 replies
    Biblical News Christians Jews ^ | 04/11/2021 | The Editor
    When asking what the opposite of love is, a common response to the question would be that the answer is hate. However, hate is not the answer. It can only be part of the answer, being that it is more like a symptom and must have a catalyst. At the crux of all evil is selfishness. The opposite of love is selfishness. God is love; yet, God hates evil. King Solomon said, “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil.” His father King David says in Psalms, “Do not I hate them O Lord that hate thee? and am...
  • This best-selling devotional has a prayer that literally says “Dear God, please help me to hate white people.” This is a real book you can buy. At Target.

    04/07/2021 11:58:54 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 44 replies ^ | 4/7/2021 | Joel Abbott
    You will be told that the following is not racist:[photo of page from book] Hoo boy, that's a doozy. Swap out white for "black," "Asian," "Muslim," "women," or any other group, and it would rightly be called evil. But hating white people is cool these days.
  • Controversial Swiss Theologian Hans Kung dies at 93.

    04/06/2021 11:59:42 AM PDT · by Marchmain · 16 replies
    Angelus ^ | CNA
    The influential and controversial Swiss theologian Hans Küng died Tuesday at the age of 93. The German Catholic Church’s official website said that Küng died on the afternoon of April 6 at his home in Tübingen, southwest Germany. Küng served as a theological adviser at the Second Vatican Council but repeatedly clashed with Rome in the years that followed. The tensions culminated in a 1979 declaration by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) that Küng had “departed from the integral truth of Catholic faith, and therefore he can no longer be considered a Catholic theologian nor function...
  • Right Now Counts Forever [Live Stream of Ligonier National Conference]

    03/18/2021 6:40:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    With our glorious future in view, Christians do not have less of a stake in the present, but infinitely more. As R.C. Sproul so often reminded us, right now counts forever. Live from Orlando, watch our 2021 National Conference as we consider the eternal significance of our everyday lives.Thursday, March 18, sessions (all times ET): 9:00 a.m. – “No Other Gospel” by Stephen Nichols 10:45 a.m. – Panel Discussion: “R.C. Sproul’s Life and Ministry” with Nichols, Parsons, and Mrs. Sproul 2:00 p.m. – “Working as for the Lord” by Steven Lawson 3:45 p.m. – Questions & Answers with Kim, Lawson,...
  • Dear Fellow Theologians, What's the Difference Between "Faith vs Trust"

    02/12/2021 3:44:08 PM PST · by OneVike · 252 replies
    I have been invited to be an advisor for a group of Koine Greek scholars who are translating a new Bible. My role is to be sure they do not lose the context of the passage as they translate from Koine Greek to English. My predicament today is the usage of two words, "faith and trust". I am currently in a debate with one of the Greek Scholars as to which word, "faith" or "trust". In order to properly understand where I am coming from, I must tell you that this Bible will be as close of a literal word...
  • How Joe Biden Misunderstands Unity

    01/21/2021 10:31:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 21, 2021 | Ben Domenech
    In Biden's speech, St. Augustine's deep warning about misdirected unity in love of the wrong thing becomes the spiritual equivalent of “c’mon, man.”Yesterday’s remarks from Joe Biden were what we thought they would be: a lot of talk about unity, and a lot of condemnations of other Americans along the way. The unity talk went over just as expected, with Republicans rolling their eyes. Of course there was unity on that dais in Washington, with a thousand of America’s elites — nearly all of them already vaccinated, but wearing masks to send a message — guarded by tens of thousands...
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Anniversary Edition)

    01/04/2021 3:20:53 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 12 replies
    MSMB ^ | December 2020 | Rob W. Case
    C.S. Lewis and accomplished author J.R.R. Tolkien sat down and had a talk about children’s stories in their day. Douglas Gresham, the stepson of C.S. Lewis’s, elaborated on this conversation between them. He said, “[Lewis and Tolkien] sat down and had a discussion about children’s literature that was being produced in those days. They found that they both agreed that children’s literature of that time was really not good enough for children. It didn’t say the things that children needed to hear. And it didn’t say the things that children would like to hear and enjoy. So, they both decided...
  • When Do Christians Say 'No' To Government? Scripture is clear on our duty to government along with when a Christian’s disobedience to that government is warranted

    11/16/2020 7:19:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/16/2020 | Robin Schumacher
    With the recent elections, there’s been a lot of talk about how the leadership changes will affect Christians and what our response to those changes should be. Specifically, if the attitude of the newly elected leaders towards God’s people turns to be even more sour than it currently is, how should we react?Fortunately, Scripture is clear on our duty to government along with when a Christian’s disobedience to that government is warranted.No to obeying the government in general?When it comes to obeying state officials, there are two extremes to avoid. The first is anarchism, which asserts that a person can...
  • Why Luther?

    10/31/2020 5:28:58 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 149 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 10/30/2020 | Gene Edward Veith
    istory is the account of vast social movements and cultural changes. To be sure, individuals play their part. But they are usually understood to be products of their times. The Reformation, though, whose five-hundredth anniversary we observe this year and whose impact on not only the church but the world has been monumental, was largely precipitated by one man: Martin Luther. Yes, vast social movements and cultural changes were at work in sixteenth-century Europe. But Luther caused many of them, such as the educational explosion that would lead to universal literacy, the rise of the middle class, and eventually democratic...
  • Shifting the Power to the Elite

    09/21/2020 5:05:18 AM PDT · by JosephJames
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | September 21, 2020 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    The following was published in Facebook on September 16, 2020: Vote NO on September 20 in Italy Shifting the Power to the Elite Dear friends, vote NO on September 20 (in Italy). It seems a good thing (disguised) to send home 200 members of parliament, these parasites. (Note: When pasting this document into Free Republic, it seems that most of the special formatting is lost, such as bold, italics, underlined words and embedded links. To read the document with the formatting and embedded links go to the link of the document.) Voting YES on the referendum not only are we...
  • Are Verses Left Out of Modern Translations of the Bible?

    08/17/2020 9:00:27 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw · 99 replies ^ | 8-16-2020 | Steve Ray
    Bible Verses Missing in Modern Translations? There are a lot of people today that are what we call “King James only“ Christians. They believe that the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible is the only inspired version and that modern translations are modernist. One argument for this is that there are some verses contained in the KJV which are not in recent modern versions. The argument of KJV-only adherents only betrays their ignorance of the process of inspiration, transmission and translation. We sometimes joked that, “If the KJV was good enough for St. Paul, it is good enough for...
  • [Barf Alert] Biden’s ‘Theology Avocation’

    07/26/2020 5:57:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 24, 2020 | Joseph Enders
    [Barf Alert] Biden’s ‘Theology Avocation’ Democratic frontrunner accredits himself a theology aficionado Joe Biden: "One of my avocations is theology" Joe Biden is claiming to be an expert in theology. On Tuesday, at the "Million Muslim Votes" virtual summit, he used the platform to say this about Islam and Christianity: "We all come from the same root here in terms of our fundamental, basic beliefs." The claim comes despite him having no formal education, degrees or certificates in any theological fields. His claim is also false, as Islam, rooted in the Quran, fundamentally denies Christ's divinity. For instance, chapter 4, verse 171 says: "O People of the Book! Commit no...
  • Angry Arminian Mob Pulls Down Statue Of John Calvin

    06/20/2020 3:03:53 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 45 replies
    PITTSBURGH, PA—A rowdy gang of angry, riled-up Arminian believers gathered to pull down a statue of Reformer John Calvin standing in front of Calvin Reformed Bible College & Seminary, authorities confirmed Friday. The band of Wesleyan troublemakers brought a rope, lassoed it around the neck of the stone likeness of Calvin, and yanked it down while yelling rallying cries like “Down with limited atonement!” “You’ll never take our free will!” and “For Servetus!” Mob members then stomped on the statue and spray-painted crude Arminian slogans on the downed Reformer, according to police reports. “We encourage all citizens to stay indoors...
  • What is "The Word" as mentioned in The Bible?

    04/18/2020 9:20:07 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 25 replies ^ | 19th April 2020 | Ozguy1945
    I think the idea that the word or Logos is God is amazing. But what does it mean?
  • Life without God is like the movie “CATS.”

    01/13/2020 9:31:39 PM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Wretched Radio ^ | 1/14/19 | Todd Friel
    A pastor explains why the idea of a Godless, purely naturalistic universe is impossible.
  • Mohammed's Distorted View Of God

    10/12/2019 2:18:40 PM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/13/19 | Gerard Perry
    I explore Surah XXXI (The Adoration) of the Koran, demonstrating some of the inherent limitations of Mohammad's "Lord of the worlds."
  • New theological trend of confessing sins to plants leaves vegetarians with much to answer for

    09/20/2019 7:33:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/20/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Do leftists ever think through the implications of their bright lightbulb poppings?One of their latest stupidities, via Glen Reynolds of Instapundit (who has a fine curation), came a couple days ago from the Presbyterian side of things, with seminarians at New York's Union Theological Seminary offering up their 'confessions' to plants, an act than makes even less sense than trying to talk to a goat. According to the Washington Examiner, they tweeted: "Today in chapel, we confessed to plants," the nation's oldest independent seminary declared Tuesday on Twitter. "Together, we held our grief, joy, regret, hope, guilt and sorrow...
  • The Impossibility of Judging or Deposing a True Pope...If Francis is a true Pope…

    09/15/2019 10:55:13 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 36 replies ^ | March 15, 2016
    Accepting the Vatican II Sect as the Catholic Church has consequences. So does believing that Jorge Bergoglio is the Vicar of Christ despite being a public apostate: If he is a valid Pope, then there is no power on earth that can undo his papacy. If he is truly the successor of St. Peter, then he can resign voluntarily, but no one can take the pontificate from him... Clearly, it is high time we looked at what the Catholic Church teaches on the (im)possibility of judging and removing a valid Pope. In this post, therefore, we will examine two things:...