Thideology news of the Day

Politics

  • arrowsbw.jpgGovernment intrusions into the lives of citizens grow more egregious by the day. The reports of California’s attempts to outlaw homeschooling have been going on for weeks. Now there’s a bill in Tennessee that would essentially do the same thing. It’s just one more example of the collectivist attitude permeating American society whereby we are brainwashed into thinking our children are the general property of the community at large — a more unbiblical notion with regard to the family I just can’t imagine.
  • Government intrusions into the free market (this time subsidizing and mandating the production of ethanol) once again illustrate the law of unintended consequences — the law state bureaucrats have yet to comprehend.
  • The foundational ideal (articulated in the Declaration of Independence) that the only justified authority a government has comes from the consent of the people is all but gone. America is quickly becoming a land “Where the people don’t rule.”

We may have reached the point where the “John Galt Solution” is our only recourse.

Religion

The recent review of Rob Bell’s latest Nooma video, “Open,” has drawn a lot of interest. I’ve received requests for more reviews of Nooma videos. I will review others in the near future, but in the mean time allow me to direct your attention to a comprehensive review of Nooma at 9 Marks Ministries. There you will find a very well written assessment of Nooma in three parts:

To learn a little bit more about Bell, himself, you may want to consider the review I did of his book, “Velvet Elvis.” It provides a little more insight into his theology. In addition, I was only recently made aware of one of the endnotes in that book. It reads as follows:

“For a mind-blowing introduction to emergence theory and divine creativity, set aside three months and read Ken Wilber’s A Brief History of Everything.” –Rob Bell, Velvet Elvis, 192, endnote 143

This is significant because Ken Wilber is a leader in the New Age movement and a proponent of the synthesis of the world’s religions into one “spiritual truth” — consider his website “Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute.” I am immediately suspicious of any person who professes to be a teacher of Christianity and yet is so influenced by the philosophies of this age.

Plainly put, Rob Bell is dangerous.

Bumper sticker of the Day:

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About Chip
Chip is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. He served more than five years on the staff of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana as Director of Communications and Public Relations, editor of the Indiana Baptist newsjournal, and regular contributor to the Baptist Press, the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently earns his living as a writer. He serves his local church as a teacher and deacon and his local Baptist Association as a Seminary Extension instructor and supply preacher.

One Response to Thideology news of the Day

  1. Micah Clack says:

    How Should A Christian View Communism? By Martin Luther King J.R. You should read this.

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