Comments for internetmonk.com http://www.internetmonk.com ...dispatches from the post-evangelical wilderness Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:57:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Comment on They’ll know we are Christians by our language by Robert F http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/54782/comment-page-1#comment-961794 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:57:23 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=54782#comment-961794 Another problem with this sign is that it locates the value of human beings in their utility, rather than in their being. Last time I checked, the term was still human being, not human doing.

]]>
Comment on They’ll know we are Christians by our language by will f. http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/54782/comment-page-1#comment-961769 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:11:14 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=54782#comment-961769 sure, steve martin. One of the things I find most attractive about Christianity is that, if it is true (and there’s good reasons to think so), YOU….MATTER! You are endlessly important, and… the next person you meet, cashier, vagrant, whoever, is endlessly endlessly endlessly valuable, of unsurpassable worth, because he or she is someone Jesus thought was worth dying for…. people can say the gospel is untrue, but they SURE cannot ever say it is dull…

]]>
Comment on They’ll know we are Christians by our language by Steve Martin http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/54782/comment-page-1#comment-961713 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:56:09 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=54782#comment-961713 ALL people are useful sinners…to God.

He uses it ALL. In some mysterious way. Like the Cross…for example.

]]>
Comment on Tokah: On the Sunday of Forgiveness by Chaplain Mike http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/tokah-on-the-sunday-of-forgiveness/comment-page-1#comment-961708 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:39:57 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=54766#comment-961708 Bella, I hope you’ll keep reading and commenting, and I trust my comment wasn’t hurtful to you. It wasn’t meant to be, and if it was, please forgive me.

]]>
Comment on Tokah: On the Sunday of Forgiveness by Robert F http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/tokah-on-the-sunday-of-forgiveness/comment-page-1#comment-961698 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:01:01 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=54766#comment-961698 Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you, in thought, word and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have failed to do. We have not loved you with our whole heart, and we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry, and we humbly repent. For the sake of your son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us, that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen.

]]>
Comment on Tokah: On the Sunday of Forgiveness by Robert F http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/tokah-on-the-sunday-of-forgiveness/comment-page-1#comment-961696 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:51:49 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=54766#comment-961696 Yes. And as the Sunday of Forgiveness reminds us, what the Church needs to practice and embody in community, in order to be authentically Christian, is confession, forgiveness, and reconciliation, and these three grounded in the grace of God given in Jesus Christ.

]]>
Comment on Tokah: On the Sunday of Forgiveness by Bella http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/tokah-on-the-sunday-of-forgiveness/comment-page-1#comment-961695 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:48:57 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=54766#comment-961695 Tokah, I meant no disrespect. Please forgive me.

]]>
Comment on Tokah: On the Sunday of Forgiveness by Dr. Fundystan, Proctologist http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/tokah-on-the-sunday-of-forgiveness/comment-page-1#comment-961692 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:50:25 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=54766#comment-961692 God forgives and I forgive, Tokah. Tokah, and all my iMonk conspirators, forgive me, a sinner.

]]>
Comment on Tokah: On the Sunday of Forgiveness by Dr. Fundystan, Proctologist http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/tokah-on-the-sunday-of-forgiveness/comment-page-1#comment-961691 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:48:50 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=54766#comment-961691 I think the “practice and embody in community” thing is the key. Without community, you can’t really have authentic Christianity, at least not as it is envisioned in the NT.

]]>
Comment on ECT on “Reclaiming Marriage” by Joel http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/54652/comment-page-1#comment-961679 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:31:30 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=54652#comment-961679 Yeah, I’m not convinced. I don’t want to go through all his ucharitable readings of the texts, but I’ll just say read the end of Proverbs 5. Sounds like the author there certainly knew of loving and happy marriages, and it’s not just an isolated prooftext. The comments here have certainly moved to the left on this issue.

People have been congratulating themselves for generations on self-serving fantasies on finally living in the era where people invented (or at least normalized) marrying for love. And if you think economics don’t frequently play a part today, you’re fooling yourself (“I want someone who’s successful and ambitious!”).

]]>