Comments for internetmonk.com http://www.internetmonk.com ...dispatches from the post-evangelical wilderness Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:53:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Comment on iMonk Classic: Icebergs, Onions and Why You’re Not As Simple As You Think by Pat http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/48098/comment-page-1#comment-888926 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:53:09 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=48098#comment-888926 Of course. What could be simpler?

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Comment on iMonk Classic: Icebergs, Onions and Why You’re Not As Simple As You Think by Mule Chewing Briars http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/48098/comment-page-1#comment-888925 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:46:41 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=48098#comment-888925 I don’t know where anybody got the idea that the Bible was simple. I remember the first time I read it, I thought to myself ‘This thing’s a mess. Someone needs to drain it, turn it, and fix it up a bit.’

Still, the Capra-esque myth of the Plain Man with the Open Bible speaking the Unvarnished Truth appeals to me more than the alternative; the Bunch of Really Smart Guys Telling Everybody Else What To Do For Their Own Good.

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Comment on iMonk Classic: Icebergs, Onions and Why You’re Not As Simple As You Think by Adam Tauno Williams http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/48098/comment-page-1#comment-888924 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:48:05 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=48098#comment-888924 It is the use of the term “only” [like the term "just" - which is almost always a fallacy red-flag] that is the issue. But it is equally a fallacy to assert that every institution asserts this; I listen to or read Roman Catholic speakers or documents and they are rarely peppered with the only-just claims I constantly encountered in Protestantism [which may inherit this need for exclusivity from its self-perceived revolutionary roots]. Most RCs seem to readily accept the complex mixity-mash that is the origin of church tradition and teaching [and they acknowledge the distinction between valuable tradition and "doctrine", which is very refreshing; separating something as tradition from doctrine does not make something worthless - which would be the Evangelical interpretation of that distinction].

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Comment on iMonk Classic: Icebergs, Onions and Why You’re Not As Simple As You Think by Robert F http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/48098/comment-page-1#comment-888913 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:20:20 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=48098#comment-888913 What this post asserts about individual human persons is also true of every human institution, both now and throughout history, including the Church(es). When the Church(es) assert that, “We only believe this because the Bible teaches it,” or “We only believe this because Holy Tradition teaches it,” or “We only believe this because it is true,” you can be sure that there is far more below the surface, beneath the top layers of the onion, than is being acknowledged, recognized or admitted.

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Comment on Another Look: Easter Is a Season, Not a Day by Tom (aka Volkmar) http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/another-look-easter-is-a-season-not-a-day/comment-page-1#comment-888863 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:59:36 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=48093#comment-888863 Was present for the Great Litany and the Great Vigil for the first time in my experience. This CofC’er has gone back a long distance….

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Comment on Another Look: Easter Is a Season, Not a Day by goldibel http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/another-look-easter-is-a-season-not-a-day/comment-page-1#comment-888853 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:29:59 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=48093#comment-888853 Thanks for the referral Miguel- I checked out the site– I recently lost my favorite Bible and am looking to purchase a new one so this may be just the right study Bible for me. Thanks so much for responding!

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Comment on Another Look: Easter Is a Season, Not a Day by Pastor Brendan http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/another-look-easter-is-a-season-not-a-day/comment-page-1#comment-888850 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:24:13 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=48093#comment-888850 The amount of change this website has had not only on my spiritual life, but our church’s practice through posts like these, is astounding. For this I am grateful.

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Comment on Another Look: Easter Is a Season, Not a Day by Steve Martin http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/another-look-easter-is-a-season-not-a-day/comment-page-1#comment-888809 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:09:39 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=48093#comment-888809 Amen, Chaplain Mike.

We ARE Easter people.

People of the Cross…and the resurrection.

It IS our life.

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Comment on Another Look: Easter Is a Season, Not a Day by Miguel http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/another-look-easter-is-a-season-not-a-day/comment-page-1#comment-888805 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:43:16 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=48093#comment-888805 This may not be exactly what you’re looking, but Concordia Publishing’s “The Lutheran Study Bible” is the best all in one resource for that study ever put together. Spencer reviewed the book here:

http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/some-thoughts-on-lutheranism-and-evangelicalism-a-brief-review-of-the-lutheran-study-bible

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Comment on Monday Monkery – Day after Easter Sunday Edition by Ann Phillips http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/monday-monkery-day-after-easter/comment-page-1#comment-888799 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:21:13 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=48048#comment-888799 I don’t get why some people think picking up eggs scattered all over an open field is an egg hunt. I guess it makes some sense if you live in apartments. But where I grew up, eggs were hidden color matched to blooming flowers, or parked vehicles, under buckets, up high in the crotches of trees, or sneaked in the branches of the dwarf lemon tree. They were never simply placed in the middle of the grass! It’s supposed to be an egg HUNT!

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