Jonathan

Jonathan

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406 weeks ago @ religion sucketh - se7en · 0 replies · +1 points

It basically boils down to closed hand/open hand theology. While Driscoll & Warren, and Piper & Warren may have severe disagreements on open hand issues (e.g. exegetical preaching), they agree on the fundamentals - the Trinity, the gospel, virgin birth, Heaven and Hell, etc. At least that\'s the impression I get.

406 weeks ago @ religion sucketh - se7en · 0 replies · +1 points

Since Driscoll is a moderator this time around, his primary role will be to keep everyone else in line. I\'m particularly interested in this session of the Elephant Room, just to hear what Jakes says and if, or even how, it lines up with scripture. I see Driscoll leaving any rebuttal to whomever is sitting across from Jakes.

425 weeks ago @ religion sucketh - One Christian's Though... · 0 replies · +1 points

P.S.

Matt Chandler of The Village Church in Dallas, TX held an excellent Q&A on the subject of homosexuality as part of their Culture and Theology series last year, which can be viewed by visiting the link below. The video lasts a little over 37 minutes.
http://vimeo.com/12110166

425 weeks ago @ religion sucketh - One Christian's Though... · 0 replies · +2 points

I realized after re-reading my post this afternoon that I left something out.

While I don't condone gay marriage (or homosexuality), I don't believe legislation is the answer. To use abortion as an example, pro-life activists have spent millions, if not billions, in attempts to use the law to decrease, and eventually end, abortion. However, thousands of abortions still occur daily. And while abortions have slowly began to decrease recently, it's likely due to improvements in technologies such as ultrasound, not the result of legislation.

My point is, while my faith plays a large role in how I vote (as it should for every Christian), I don't believe legislating morality is the answer. Amending the constitution to prevent gay marriage won't stop gays from being gay.

427 weeks ago @ religion sucketh - Test Drive · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks!

If you hadn't left a comment I don't know how long it would've been before I noticed. I tried Safari, Chrome and Firefox and it looked the same (screwed up) in all three. Deactivated the last plugin to be updated and that fixed everything, so things should be back to normal.

430 weeks ago @ religion sucketh - On Earth As It Is In H... · 0 replies · +1 points

Very true; Bell does tend to ask a lot of questions without providing much in the way of a payoff in the end. I know he uses questions to steer his readers in a certain direction and hopes they come to the "right" conclusions, but it can be frustrating at times to keep reading question after question and not get much of an answer. I've never read anything from Wright, but I do see a lot of John Stott's influence upon Bell, and maybe even a little Francis Schaffer. I just thought it was hilarious how Bell was able to take questions that I've asked over the years and sum it all up in one statement.

431 weeks ago @ religion sucketh - Motorcycle Clubs, Zakk... · 0 replies · +1 points

From Wikipedia:

"The primary visual identification of a member of an outlaw motorcycle club is the vest adorned with a large club-specific patch or patches, predominantly located in the middle of the back. The patch(es) will contain a club logo, the name of the club, and the letters MC, and a possible state, province, or other chapter identification. This garment and the patches themselves are referred to as the colors or cut (a term taken from the early practice of cutting the collars and/or sleeves from a denim or leather jacket)."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaw_motorcycle_cl...

Now, if you're talking about how the Hells Angels colors are red and white, or how the Mongols colors are black and white, then I agree - the colors on the patch are the club colors. But every time I hear bikers talk about their "colors", they're talking specifically about the vest and anything else they own with the club logo and rockers, not the dyes used on the patches themselves. That's what I was getting at, since the SSMC didn't have a problem with the color of Black Label merchandise, but just the three-piece patch design used.

432 weeks ago @ religion sucketh - se7en · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for reading!

432 weeks ago @ religion sucketh - And they will know us ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks! Now if only I could cook like Flay.

433 weeks ago @ inprogress - Sex is bad? · 0 replies · +1 points

Spot on.