Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Christians and Guns, and other links

The posting of links does not constitute an endorsement of the sites linked, and not necessarily even agreement with the specific posts linked.

* Alabama Baptist executive board affirms Biblical view of marriage -- "The Executive Board of the Alabama Baptist Convention voted Friday to release a resolution affirming the Biblical perspective on marriage."
* Are you a leader? -- "I think many Christians are walking around following “leaders” who are not really leaders."
* Baptist Handbook For Church Members -- "It is a distinct principle with Baptists that they acknowledge no human founder, recognize no human authority, and subscribe to no human creed."
* Death and Bereavement in Judaism: Ancient Burial Practices -- "Decent burial was regarded to be of great importance in ancient Israel, as in the rest of the ancient Near East."
* Lexical Fallacies by Linguists -- "Although modern linguistics has made significant and abiding contributions to biblical studies, not all linguistic principles are of equal value."
* Scripture Makes Plain God’s Design for Marriage -- "...Stan Mitchell, has decided that homosexuality is acceptable to the God of the is noteworthy that he talks a lot about love and 'conversation' and 'journeys' but little or not at all about truth and the Bible."
* Should Christians Carry Guns? -- "My concern is that we too often equate God’s agenda with our own agenda and then we make decisions like owning a gun based on our personal values instead of a keen Christian ethic."
* To Bury or To Burn? Cremation in Christian Perspective -- "As mentioned earlier, the Judeo-Christian tradition has historically understood the biblical call to proper stewardship of material possessions to teach that burial is the best way to handle (or steward) the body of a decedent..."
* What ISIS Really Wants -- "The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse."

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