Comments for internetmonk.com http://www.internetmonk.com ...dispatches from the post-evangelical wilderness Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:44:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Comment on IM Book Review: Our Great Big American God by Steve Martin http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/50601/comment-page-1#comment-917678 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:44:48 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=50601#comment-917678 Here’s a great antidote to Finneyism:

http://theoldadam.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/faith.mp3

It’s an oldie…but goodie.

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Comment on IM Book Review: Our Great Big American God by Steve Martin http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/50601/comment-page-1#comment-917675 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:38:17 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=50601#comment-917675 Right!

I guess there are more than a few that would love to stick one in his eye.

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Comment on IM Book Review: Our Great Big American God by Dr. Fundystan, Proctologist http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/50601/comment-page-1#comment-917668 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:46:16 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=50601#comment-917668 Agreed. I was really and truly shocked, when I attended a “prominent” Southern Baptist seminary to hear some professors say that it was absurd to consider a person’s position on slavery before appraising their theology (in the interest of fair disclosure, these were all old white men and the younger white men who could benefit their careers by parroting the old white guys). Of course, they were apparently willingly ignorant that 1) slavery is a theological issue and 2) you cannot justify slavery with the teachings of Jesus. I guess when you reduce Christianity to Penal Substitutionary Atonement, none of that matters.

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Comment on IM Book Review: Our Great Big American God by Danielle http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/50601/comment-page-1#comment-917665 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:39:25 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=50601#comment-917665 Wait, ninjas? I was ready for grammar nazis, not apostrophe police-ninjas.

(Excuse about staying up until 5 am doesn’t work on ninjas.)

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Comment on IM Book Review: Our Great Big American God by Dr. Fundystan, Proctologist http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/50601/comment-page-1#comment-917664 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:34:46 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=50601#comment-917664 The apostrophe police have your number. They are sending ninjas.

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Comment on When America Believed In the Bible Alone by Dr. Fundystan, Proctologist http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/50552/comment-page-1#comment-917663 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:12:37 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=50552#comment-917663 Oh, no problem; I think the case of John Brown is a really good example of how tangled things got. It reminds me of Bonhoeffer; he was actually “disfellowshiped” by some for his involvement in the conspiracies to kill Hitler. It’s a real bramble bush.

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Comment on IM Book Review: Our Great Big American God by Danielle http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/50601/comment-page-1#comment-917662 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:11:30 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=50601#comment-917662 So, I just realized you can order one of those dart board’s with any image you submit.

Have fun. :)

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Comment on IM Book Review: Our Great Big American God by Danielle http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/50601/comment-page-1#comment-917661 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:09:40 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=50601#comment-917661 Yes, Finney came up with the altar call, or “anxious bench.”

Related to this, Finney argued that revivals could be be engineered with good planning and technique: if you use the correct method, you would get results. And one reason you will get them is that you can persuade people to make decisions they wouldn’t otherwise have made. Other Presbyterians, with traditional calvinist theologies, did not think you could plan revivals.

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Comment on IM Book Review: Our Great Big American God by Headless Unicorn Guy http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/50601/comment-page-1#comment-917657 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:22:07 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=50601#comment-917657 That’s usually a bad sign.

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Comment on IM Book Review: Our Great Big American God by Headless Unicorn Guy http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/50601/comment-page-1#comment-917656 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:21:25 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=50601#comment-917656 Was Finney the guy who invented the Altar Call?
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