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18 March 2006 @ 03:13 pm
I joined a new LJ community a few days ago and it seems likely it would be of interest to many others here. Thought I'd recommend so folks could check it out, if they'd like. :-)

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19 February 2006 @ 12:03 pm
I've done a few more bible study posts (Romans, and the rest of Leviticus). I've also rearranged my memories- I'm now archiving the NT posts in their own section.

Old Testament Posts
New Testament

There's some chat logs included (under OT) that I thought were pretty informative.
 
 
18 February 2006 @ 11:07 am
This was received a few days ago from a mailing list I'm on, from a man who used to be a priest at St Paul's Vancouver when I attended there, and whose Introduction to World Religions class I took during my first year at old SFU... the awakening of my passion for the world's faiths. Cross-posted to my personal journal, episcopal and christianleft.


Published on Monday, February 13, 2006 by CommonDreams.org: 'Confessions of Crimes Against the State,' by John DearCollapse )
 
 
30 January 2006 @ 04:20 pm
I have two more entries on my bible study posted.

Leviticus pt 1
Leviticus pt 2
 
 
 
 
14 January 2006 @ 06:48 pm
How many people here celebrate the holiday(s) today or even realize that today is important at all?

In the Eastern (primarily Russian) Orthodox system, that is according to the Julian calendar, this is the New Year, новый год. Or, as some call it nowadays due to general adoption of Gregorian year numbering, Old New Year, старый новый год. But according to Christians who follow the Gregorian calendar, this is also Epiphany, which comes a week after Twelfth Night.

Because my mom is not ethnically Russian but still baptized Russian Orthodox, I occasionally celebrate this day as the new year with her and my brother (although I definitely work off the Gregorian calendar for pretty much everything else). Does anyone else here celebrate Orthodox holidays? What about Epiphany? If you celebrate Epiphany, what do you do? I just found out today about an old medieval tradition of writing a particular message over people's door frames to remind or inform them of the nature of Christ. Personally, I find that tradition a little obnoxious, as I'm sure some people would find Buddhists spraypainting a Sanskrit mantra on their lawn (if Buddhists were into evangelism). But does anyone do it?

X-posted to doe_witch, christianleft, and backtobeginning.
 
 
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: "Gong," by Sigur Rós, Takk...
 
 
12 January 2006 @ 10:19 am
I don't like the first sentence:

Wikipedia article: Christian view of marriage -- Liberal Christian Protestant View

I'm in favor of gay marriage, etc., not because it's "increasingly becoming the norm" but because I think that the "conservative" Christian interpretation is out of line with Jesus' teachings.
 
 
 
10 January 2006 @ 05:23 pm
As seen on christianleft. I bet we get more interesting results, though :grins::

You scored as Pelagianism. You are a Pelagian. You reject ideas about man's fallen human nature and believe that as a result we are able to fully obey God. You are the first Briton to contribute significantly to Christian thought, but you're still excommunicated in 417.

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Pelagianism

83%

Chalcedon compliant

75%

Socinianism

50%

Monophysitism

50%

Monarchianism

50%

Modalism

42%

Nestorianism

33%

Apollanarian

33%

Adoptionist

25%

Arianism

17%

Gnosticism

17%

Docetism

17%

Albigensianism

8%

Donatism

0%

Are you a heretic?
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You scored as Amillenialist. Amillenialism believes that the 1000 year reign is not literal but figurative, and that Christ began to reign at his ascension. People take some prophetic scripture far too literally in your view.

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Amillenialist

90%

Preterist

75%

Moltmannian Eschatology

60%

Postmillenialist

40%

Dispensationalist

30%

Left Behind

10%

Premillenialist

0%

What's your eschatology?
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And "preterist" apparently is One who believes the prophecies of the Apocalypse to have been already fulfilled. The Temple was destroyed. Rome has fallen. So, yeah.
 
 
07 January 2006 @ 05:44 pm
Hey

I joined a bible study group on Yahoogroups, and I've been writing down my thoughts on my religion journal. I'm a bit ahead of the others, for complicated reasons. But if anyone wants to follow along with my weird, heretical thoughts, they're in my memories.