Social Justice U Deux

Two weeks ago, we wrote a blog called “Social Justice U”. The blog highlighted a talk by Dr. Jonathan Haidt, where he gives concrete examples of how political correctness and protected victim status is harming society, and greatly exacerbating the very social ills that the “social justice crowd” claims to address. He points out that to arrive at truth, there MUST be a welcoming of all viewpoints to the table. This is how universities used … Continue reading

Social Justice U

The first presidential debate of 2016 was held at Hofstra University. The leadership at Hofstra, with all the problems this nation faces, was very concerned about – hurt feelings – the possibility that students might suffer emotional distress from hearing ideas that might challenge their thinking, or hear words that might scare them. They went so far as to post a “Trigger Warning” sign, to warn students that they may hear language which may trigger … Continue reading

Can the Leopard Change His Spots?: An Analysis of the Turbulent ICC

(Originally printed in the Winter 2004 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 8 ) Introduction The International Churches of Christ, popularly known as the Boston Movement, has been one of America’s fastest growing religious groups for two decades. Leader Kip McKean’s version of discipleship provides the structure for the movement at every level and spreads a simple heresy to hundreds of thousands of people. Boston Discipleship is an extra-biblical practice that has brought … Continue reading

Why God Holds Pastors Responsible

(This originally appeared in the Fall 1999 edition of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 4) —from the book “Beware: The New Prophets” A Caution Concerning the Modem Prophetic Movement— By Pastor Bill Randles A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof? —Jeremiah 5:30-31 … Continue reading

I Want to Be a Toy

I think I may have found an interesting and unwitting theological analogy in Toy Story: The Land that Time Forgot. I’m sure everyone is familiar with toy story. You may have missed this 30 minute holiday special. The plot revolves around a play date. Bonnie, the little girl that inherited Andy’s toys after he went off to college, are transported to a friends house with Bonnie. It must be just after Christmas. Her friend does … Continue reading

Orientation

 1 a :  the act or process of orienting or of being oriented b : the state of being oriented; broadly :  arrangement, alignment 2 a : a usually general or lasting direction of thought, inclination, or interest b :a person’s self-identification as heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual (sexual orientation)1 This word “orientation” has a lot of different connotations in our society. People want to know what your political orientation is. Are you left http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orientation ↩ … Continue reading