You absolutely should read more about the Anabaptist movement. Might I suggest, “The Anabaptist Story” by Ested. I would also recommend a book called, “Dissident Discipleship,” by Augsberger which looks at Anabaptist theology in a contemporary context. It’ll strengthen your Baptist beliefs and place them in their correct historical context.
June 13, 2012 at 1:22pm
Wow. I’m a Baptist pastor and you could not be more wrong. You simply must do research on people like Chelčický, Karlstadt, and Muntzer. The book “Trail of Blood” that you mention is absolutely historical fiction. I’m proud to be a Baptist, but I can still believe in historical fact, and I wish that more people would do the same.
April 5, 2012 at 2:28pm
Oh, I’m not Mormon. I’m actually a Southern Baptist minister. I was just wondering what the Blaze would quote a person whose views on Mormonism are openly antithetical to Mr. Beck’s, since he is a Mormon.
By the way, Revelation was surely not the last book of the NT written. Revelation was written most likely during Nero’s persecution, which would date it far beyond a number of NT books. The NT isn’t written chronologically, of course. It is agreed among evangelical scholars that all of John’s other books (The Gospel of John, I John, II John, and III John) were all written AFTER the book of Revelation. Just thought you might want to look it up, especially if you are speaking to Mormon’s about the completion of the New Testament canon.
And, by the way, I am part of the Anabaptist tradition, which explains my thoughts on war, which lines up much more closely with Rep. Paul.
April 5, 2012 at 11:51am
And I have no idea why the Blaze, with Glenn’s Mormonism so well known, would use Robert Jeffress to make any kind of point, considering the hurtful and hateful things he said about Mitt Romney and Mormonism in general.
April 5, 2012 at 11:49am
Sara Groves is Southern Baptist, as is Louie Giglio. Two of the names presented are Baptists, and there were undoubtedly more. So, what’s the problem?
March 15, 2012 at 2:51pm
While a lot of people on the Blaze may not like this at all, it’s because President Obama can pull this type of rhetoric off that many think he is a shoo-in for re-election. The Republicans don’t have anyone who can speak this way. He was funny and accessible. Whether you agree with the message or not, far too many people who will vote will pull the level for him because of this. Governor Romney, Senator Santorum, or Speaker Gingrich are absolutely not able to this.
Disconnect his teleprompter and he is a fish out of water!!
It's easier to be "funny and accessible" when you don't have an unbiased press hammering you for your failures. When a reporter asks a tough question, he mocks them with the full compliance of the other members of the press. Ask Ed Henry.
Sadly, I agree with you though SEC777.
Unfortunately, you're probably right because the herds of human sheep have grown by enormous numbers.
Oh yeah, sure. . . Obama is a laugh a minute--a regular Bill Cosby!
The only thing truly funny on Obama are his big ears that go quite nicely with that FAT/FLAT head of his!
Seriously, I don't think this is funny. I guess humor is in the ear of the listener.
But hey, if you think so, maybe once we the people fire his arse right out of OUR HOUSE, he could take a stab (dare I say that???) at being a stand up commodian, uh, er, I mean comedian!
SEC777; He was arrogant and obnoxious. And speaking down to those that have the audacity to disagree with his progressive agenda. I think by now we have figured out that a slick talking crowd pleaser does not make a good president. Give me any boring unattractive and humorless Republica. candidate that loves his country and the constitution and has the guts to repeal all the damage this comedien has down since in office and I will Vote for him
February 20, 2012 at 9:49pm
Anyone here actually read the entire article? The author takes President Obama to task on the second page about all the ways that he hasn’t lived up to his rhetoric. Before completely dismissing this guy outright, it is probably good to actually read what he has to say and then make an argument for or against him.
February 10, 2012 at 4:16pm
Actually, I think it was really nicely done. Like him or not, but the Republicans need to be able to produce stuff like this. Historically, they just haven’t been as good as it, and President Obama is the best campaigner we’ve seen in decades.
That is the truth!
In 2008, I would feel sick to my stomach looking at the GOP ads and seeing how inferior they were to BO's. We need someone with some fire-in-the-belly to dig through and come up with 60 seconds that says it all! There is so much sitting on the shelves that shows how poor this guy has been as POTUS and what horrible mistakes he has made. The world is unsafe due to his policy shortfalls, but unless that is communicated, the public will not figure it out until Hamas is setting off roadside bombs in our own cities.
This would be a lovely way to win people over.... if it was NOT all lies! Just because he is photographed playing with his kids and singing doesn't make him worthy as a president. Five minutes of knuckle bumping and swatting flies (Moochelle's a$$ included) does not compare to the three plus years of failure he's proven as a president.
Sorry, I'm not giving him or his supporters any credit... none is due.
GREAT VIDEO !! TOO BAD, his Presidency and all his policies
have been such failures.. TOO MANY LIES, My HOPE is to send
Him back to Chicago to play Basketball and Golf, seems to do very
well at PLAYING GAMES.. Running the Country is NOT a GAME..
or a GREEN EXPERIMENT.. blowing BILLIONS of TAX DOLLARS.
" A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have." Thomas Jefferson
" When the government fears the people , there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny." Thomas Jefferson
They need to make a 5 min video about all the suffering Obama has bought on the people..all the lies, deceptions and crimes..Its time to take the gloves off and reveal this POS for what he really is
Where's the part where he says he's getting rid of the Patriot Act ending the wars immediately and doesn't have any idea how many states there are?
The left has always been good at shoveling the manure. The GOP for all its leaning to the left, still has enough integrity to not put out pure lies.
It's a great production, but it doesn't show or tell the consequences of all he has done. If, and I suppose it will be good enough, all he wants is to inspire those less fortunate to vote, then by his own words he should fail. He says in the clip that more should want to, and deserve to make middle class. Well, by his own process, you will never make middle class on welfare ... but you sure will be beholdin' to thems' that keep the money coming
Yeah! he's so great. It makes me sick because where loosing America, enjoy New America. Amazing what lots of money can do for advertising. Its all talk I research first before deciding. These last few years have sucked with him in and are getting worse. Love him not.
It has been shown that 98 percent of Catholics use birth control, regardless of what the Catholic leadership has said.
This is not going to win the conservatives the election. It only fires up the people who were already voting against President Obama. Keep bringing up issues like this and Obama will be sure to win re-election.
Thank for a logical argument. I appreciate it.
Do Republicans think they're going to win the nomination by backing absolutely backward thinking guys like Santorum? His views on these things will scare off a lot of moderate people and some who may be religious, but don't take it as radically serious as he does.
Give me a sane Republican candidate to vote for in the general election, I beg of you.
Leaving the current 4 out of it, since you have already voiced your lack of enthusiasm for all of them.
If you had your druthers, who would be your "ideal" consevative candidate?
Who would send a tingle up your leg? (That was just a slam Chrissy, not you Mod)
EDIT: to read..........slam ON Chrissy
December 7, 2011 at 1:55pm
I do not think that I in any way justified what Dr. Hill said. I think both of them were out of line.
December 7, 2011 at 11:53am
Hill’s comments were no more racist than O’Reilly’s comment about “Soul Train.” Another non-starter that obfuscates the real issues of this country. Let’s do better, Blaze.
December 6, 2011 at 10:21am
Nah, what he said was, in fact, Biblical. Luke 1:53, during Mary’s Magnificat, “He has filled the hungry with good things, but has sent the rich away empty.” Christmas is, indeed, a poor person’s holiday, and a reading of the entire Christmas story confirms this to be true. It is not blasphemy at all.
December 6, 2011 at 10:20am
Actually, at our small group last night, we read the Magnificat, and what Rev. Jackson said is actually from Scripture. When Mary blesses the Lord upon telling Elizabeth the news that she is carrying the Messiah, she states, “He has filled the hungry with good things, but has sent the rich away empty.” This is part of the Christmas story and lends credence to what he was having to say.
December 5, 2011 at 10:41am
While I don’t think he said it as elegantly as he could have, I think what he was trying to say is that there are those who commercialize Christmas. Non-Christians use the occasion of the holiday to cash in. I agree with the sentiments, but not how he said it.
I prefer Linus’ explanation – “That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.” As for our family, we are not spending more than $25 on any one person in the family, including my 16-month-old daughter. In fact, every time we see Santa, I whisper in her ear, “Santa’s just pretend.” I don’t want her to grow up believing in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, etc., and then find out five years later that they’re all fake – because I’ll be telling her that Jesus is real, and I don’t want her to lump Him up with the rest of those characters. We try hard to get Christmas right, and leave our focus on the Incarnation of the Messiah – NOT Santa, gift-giving, and all the hubbub that surrounds the holiday.
Actually, at our small group last night, we read the Magnificat, and what Rev. Jackson said is actually from Scripture. When Mary blesses the Lord upon telling Elizabeth the news that she is carrying the Messiah, she states, "He has filled the hungry with good things, but has sent the rich away empty." This is part of the Christmas story and lends credence to what he was having to say.
October 18, 2011 at 3:39pm
I work with international students who come to school here in America, having studied English in their (mostly) public schools. That is how I have come to know what is being taught in different schools around the country.
October 18, 2011 at 3:38pm
And why not be tolerant of people who desecrate the flag. If we are to be the standard bearers for freedom, then it extends to even the people we vehemently disagree with. What a nutcase does with a flag has absolutely no bearing on my patriotism, or probably yours for that matter. Being outraged over a person spitting on it elevates his behavior. Ignoring it when it happens minimizes it.
October 18, 2011 at 3:37pm
Nice sarcasm. I made it clear that out of all of the Hong Kong students who have come to our college, every single one of them know the Pledge of Allegiance. This does not mean that all Hong Kong students know it, although I imagine most of them would, considering the diversity of HK students we receive.
Also, I never said it was not possible to translate the American pledge into Spanish, but I did say that it is more beneficial to study, read, and even memorize language as it was originally written. If a person is going to learn Spanish, his or her understanding will be much greater by reading, say, Cervantes in the original language than to read a Spanish translation of Harry Potter. That’s simple language acquisition theory, and there is much research out there that proves that this is true.
October 17, 2011 at 9:47am
All the Hong Kong kids know that American Pledge of Allegiance when they arrive. When even Chinese kids know it, something’s up.