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Say "No" to Democracy?

From "vox populi, vox-dei"
By Gary Demar

Even among Christians democracy and its ideological cousin pluralism are being used as substitutes for a biblically defined social theory. Some assert the impossibility of ever formulating “an entirely distinct ‘biblical option,’” except maybe for “academic purposes"

The Parable of the Sandwich Sign

Max Lucado
http://www.maxlucado.com/

THE FACES OF the three men were solemn as the mayor informed them of the catastrophe. “The rains have washed away the bridge. During the night many cars drove over the edge and into the river.”
“What can we do?” asked one.

Real ministry by John Witherspoon

Lately I have come to realize we need a second revolution in this country; this time without the shedding of blood. This time we win the heart of the people through the message of Christ and the freedom He offers to all men. I have been lately reading about the ideas that lead to the Revolutionary War. There was a coalescence of ideas from the Great Awakening and the Enlightenment. I believe many of the thoughts that have been shared here on Planet Preterist parallel some of those thoughts from 240 years ago.

An Economy of Liars

By GERALD P. O'DRISCOLL JR.

APRIL 20, 2010
www.wsj.com

Piling on more rules and statutes will not produce something different than it has in the past. Reliance on affirmative principles of truth-telling in accounting statements and a duty of care would be preferable. Deregulation is not some kind of libertarian mantra but an absolute necessity if we are to exit crony capitalism.

Geography of the Vote on Health Care

district by district map of how the vote went
see here:
http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/111/house/2/165?ref=policy

Criticizing Church

by Scot McKnight

Type 1 Dm and the Olympics

Stories like this interest me. Not just on a professional level, but on a personal level too. Many of you know I have a daughter with Type 1 DM. The difference between Type 1 and Type 2 is highlighted in this article

Creation as Covenant

BY BRIAN GODAWA

BIBLICAL CREATION AND STORYTELLING:
Cosmogony, Combat and Covenant

Ancient-Future Interpretation 1

from:
http://blog.beliefnet.com/jesuscreed/

Reading the Bible is both easier than ever before, because of all the resources available, and more complex, because of all the resources available. One could argue that the oldest method of Bible reading is now back on the front burner, and the method can be called the "theological interpretation of Scripture."

Read rest here:

The Flood: Not Global, Barely Local, Mostly Theological, I

by Paul Seely.
Data from various scientific disciplines provides a clear indication that Noah’s Flood did not cover the globe of the earth. Before considering that data, however, we must first determine a rough earliest probable date for the Flood. If the Flood is an actual historical event, it must touch down in the empirical data of history somewhere. We can make a rough approximation of its date from the two genealogies in Genesis 5 and 11. At one end is Adam, whose culture is Neolithic and therefore can be dated no earlier than around 9,000 or 10,000 B.C. At the other end is Abraham who can be dated to approximately 2000 B.C. In both genealogies the Flood occurs in the middle of these two ends, and therefore roughly at 5500 or 6000 B.C. An even clearer indication of the Flood’s date is implied by the statement that shortly after the Flood, Noah planted a vineyard. This implies the growing of domesticated grapes, which do not show up in the archaeological record until c. 4000 B.C. The biblical Flood is therefore probably not earlier than 4000 or maybe 5000 B.C.

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