Issues Etc — Believe video

September 12th, 2011 Post by





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  1. Ginny Valleau
    September 12th, 2011 at 18:09 | #1

    Thanks Norm, I agree–great video.

    Note one of their advertisements in the video (and I have seen it elsewhere): There’s Probably No God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.

    This speaks volumes. Apparently the skeptics think that Christians spend their time worrying (because there is a God?) and therefore we cannot enjoy life.

    If only they could know that our forgiveness in Christ Jesus frees us from worry and slavery and the power of sin so that we can be free and enjoy not only this life but we can look forward to the life to come!

    God’s Blessings in Christ Jesus,
    Ginny Valleau

  2. September 12th, 2011 at 19:55 | #2

    This is a really good video!

    I have a question for the other readers: this video suggests a form of politeness that means we learn to articulate the position of the other side in such a way that they cheer us on as not only fairly representing their position, but even doing a better job than they can at presenting the very finest arguments for their position!

    I wonder why it is that when we are talking to people about christian doctrine, and about womens ordination and about the topic of homosexuality with homosexuals and their simpathizers… why is it that we feel the need to take a different approach?

    We tend to argue in a way that our opponents say makes us look narrow in the sense of being ignorant . This reaction does not sound like we have mastered the articulation of their point of view in the way the video suggests we ought to do.

  3. helen
    September 14th, 2011 at 13:16 | #3

    @fws #2
    We tend to argue in a way that our opponents say makes us look narrow in the sense of being ignorant.

    If we try to defend Christianity against the liberals, they will say we are “narrow” “unloving” “ignorant”. What else would you expect?
    We get that within our own denomination, let alone outside it.

    Higgins Road leads the elca to women’s ordination and homosexual pastors and then has the nerve to suggest that our actions might break up the joint ministries we’ve had since WW II (when they were Lutheran)!

    How would you “articulate their arguments better than they do themselves?”
    And why would you learn to make their lame excuses, instead of spending your time more profitably learning Scripture and the Confessions for your own edification if nothing more (although I would hope it was more).

    Read a blog at NYT that has anything to do with religion. You’ll find a lot of people who could care less about understanding Christianity, but they enjoy putting the worst construction on it.
    Most atheists I read there don’t have a clue about religion, let alone the ability to discuss it w/o ad hominems and obscenities.

    Oddly, writers to the Washington Post do better. Or maybe the WP has a better moderator.

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