Here’s a good introduction to feminist theology.
From Good Magazine:
For thousands of years the world’s religions have been preaching—if not always practicing—forgiveness. Now the medical community is finding that there are more benefits to letting things go than just better relationships and peace of mind. As the results of long-term studies on the physiological impacts of forgiveness trickle in, the evidence is stacking up behind a single idea: Truly forgiving those who have wronged us is good for our health in myriad ways—it lowers blood pressure, improves sleep, and increases life span.
Medical research on forgiveness is a relatively new field, with the first real study appearing in the late 1980s, but as more and more researchers examine the physiological impacts of forgiveness, the idea that it can be a powerful tool in healing is gaining support. Multiple medical studies have found that people who have forgiven others for a major transgression have lower blood pressure and heart rates when compared to those who have not. Kathleen Lawler-Row, who heads up the psychology department at East Carolina University, has studied the effects of both hostility and forgiveness on the body’s systems extensively. In a 2005 study, she found that sleep quality—which has a known effect on various bodily systems—was positively correlated with forgiveness and negatively correlated with the motivation for revenge. In other words, forgiving someone will make you sleep better at night, but holding on to resentment is likely to lead to insomnia.
Monergism decides not to sell the Baptist version of Covenant Theology on its website. Here’s why:
We believe that Kingdom through Covenant both misrepresents Covenant Theology and promotes an unbiblical alternative. Of course we are not trying to decide for you what to buy, but rather, encourage you in the right direction when you have a choice in the books you read. Some might be under the false impression that we oppose the theology in this book because it is Reformed Baptist. But this is not the case. Kingdom through Covenant is not a Reformed Baptist work or Reformed at all. Historically Reformed Theology has been synonymous with Covenant Theology. So-called New Covenant Theology is actually a reaction against confessional Reformed Baptists, Presbyterians and Covenant Theologians in general. We are not against it because it is Baptist. by no means. In fact, We carry and encourage you to purchase Baptist Greg Nichols excellent work of covenant theology because we think that it accurately represents classic Covenant Theology from Baptist perspective. Just to clarify, we will not be selling Kingdom through Covenant or making it avaialble. We regard “New Covenant Theology” as a significant theological error … but of course you are free to purchase it elsewhere. We appreciate your understanding that we are taking a stand on this issue and we do appreciate your business … even though it may not be for this particular book.
So we recommend Sacred Bond and Nichols book over Kingdom through Covenant
This will likely be one of those times where the Presbyterians might draw a line with the Baptists.
What should Todd Akin do?
(CNN) – Republican Rep. Todd Akin isn’t budging. Despite calls from his party establishment to drop out — including a personal phone call from vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan — Akin said Wednesday he is staying in the Senate race.
“The people of Missouri chose me to be their candidate. And I don’t believe it’s right for party bosses to decide to override those voters,” Akin said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Ryan “did give me a call, and he felt that I had to make a decision, but he advised me that it would be good for me to step down,” Akin said on NBC’s “Today Show.”
Akin said he told Ryan “that I was going to be looking at this very seriously, trying to weigh all the different points on this,” adding, “it’s not about me — it’s about standing on principle.”
Do not be deceived: they protested desegregation with their own schools because they weren’t racists (right?)
This photo (taken from Southernspaces.org/Nashville Public Library) is worthy of a dissertation. If you asked these guys if they were racists they would likely say, “no.” It is this type of duplicitous thinking that dominated white Southern gospel-centered churches in the Southeast in 1964-1965. So many will argue that their churches were not racist even though they silently did not pursue race-mixing in their congregations while claiming to be “friends” of blacks.
Pay attention, then, to all the “Christian” schools all over the South that launched during, or soon after, 1965.
Here’s a 1970 story from a high school in Clarksdale, MS,
During the first year of desegregation, the former all–white ninth grade was given special permission to stay where they were on the white high school campus. The school district did lose 378 of the 381 white seventh and eighth grade students (Ellard, 1975, p.119) because, according to the court order, those grades were required to attend the former Riverton Junior High School in the black part of town. Oakhurst Baptist Church in Clarksdale served as a temporary school. During the summer of 1970 Lee Academy, a private “white–flight” school, was built just outside of town. The next year, most of the white students attended the new academy.
The whole story here.
Anthony Bradley is a prime example of how white Judeochristians will do anything to appease a Negro who joins their Afro-Saxon club. They give him a degree and career, and then they let him berate them for not being sensitive to the needs and feelings of hyper-sensitive minorities. They gladly humiliate themselves for the privilege. Over the years, we’ve documented Anthony Bradley’s shuck-and-jive routine, not because he is very interesting himself but because the white churches and organizations who give him credibility are case studies in cowardice.
Now Bradley has questioned how Doug Wilson, a man who has said admiring things about the Confederacy, can still find respect and gainful employment in the year 201
Read the rest here. Caution: if you’re black or Jewish this will be very offensive. As close cohorts of Doug Wilson in years past many of you will find this exchange between Wilson and these Confederate lovers interesting.
Ok, so all this talk of Republicans suggesting that Hillary Clinton should be Obama’s VP running mate in this next election is probably a GOP plan to employ some reverse psychology to make sure it doesn’t happen. I wouldn’t be surprised.
This progressing condescension is getting unbearable. Can’t deal. If Romeny wins he’s going to put us “back in chains?” Really??? Seriously. Who is going to stop this?