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Can William Thornton pass this test?

PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:58 am
by Stephen Fox

Re: Can William Thornton pass this test?

PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 7:20 am
by Sandy
Barrett Owen in Ethics Daily wrote:For example, members should have to agree to share their life and quest for spirituality with the church body while participating in missions that extend the love of God in the community.


**gasp** That almost sounds....Biblical. :wink:

I've been a Christian for 24 years now, and in the church all my life. I've only been in one that even came close to this.

Re: Can William Thornton pass this test?

PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:01 am
by William Thornton
Stephen, I'll take your stinkin' test when you get your sorry self over here for a free lunch. Until then, you are a clanging cymbal.

On the article you linked, here is what the CBF affiliated church pastor said:

I believe the initial condition for joining a church should not be truth-claims based on political, theological and social differences, but rather an ethic that receives and gives God's love.


He works at McAfee as well as pastors this church. Leave it to a CBFer to say that joining a church should not be based on "truth-claims" including theological ones. While I get his broader point, we should be known by our love, and have no argument with that, the pastor errs egregiously in trying to be provocative in his piece. It is just silly to make an argument that the primary ("initial" as he puts it) condition for joining a church should not be theological, i.e., belief in the one worshipped and served in the church. Absurd.

BTW, I know of no church that demands specific political assent for new members.

Ethics daily, in attempting to be prophetic, relevant, and provocative, offers a steady diet of throwaway pieces.

Reverse invite

PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 3:08 pm
by Stephen Fox
Had some bbq today with half pound of hash to go. So budget is busted for a month. But if you can get your fundamentally conservative carcass to Rome Ga, or better two miles west of Leesburg, Al on 68 right at the top of Lookout mtn, there is a great potato soup and ribs experience Dutch, waitin for you run by a Godly Church of Christ family. Get up early and come on a Saturday to one of the most legendary Flea Markets in the SE. Closes by noon thirty Central, but we can do late lunch. I would house you but I got no wife and my digs are just shy of 3rd world. Decent farmhouse, but I don't vacuum and upkeep like Momma instructed. Wudn't her fault. Just bad weakness on my part.

We may be able to get Lamar here, if not work something out to see Cedartown, Ga whee Billy Bob and Duvall shot their last movie.

Re: Can William Thornton pass this test?

PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 4:24 pm
by William Thornton
Would not cross the street for potato soup but would risk it for the ribs.

Could be major event there

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 4:31 pm
by Stephen Fox
within the month. plans.