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  •  There are national leaders, but (6+ / 0-)

    what channel are they on?

    Bishop Robinson is not on TV in Kansas everyday...

    (I wish he was.)

    Radical Activist Homosexual Agenda: 1. Equality 2. See #1

    by skip945 on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 04:33:36 PM PDT

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    •  People like me are highly trained in the (4+ / 0-)
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      leadership of churches which were once considered not only institutionalized, but also part of the academy. I have worked with people who, as clergy, have advanced degrees from places like the University of Tuebengen, Oxford, Harvard, Cambridge, and some of the oldest Lutheran and Presbyterian seminaries in the United States.

      I have never met anyone with a degree from Liberty University who has ever read Luther in German or, for that matter, has even a passing acquaintance with Koine Greek.

      I resent that. I demand snark, and overly so -- Markos Moulitsas.

      by commonmass on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 05:01:07 PM PDT

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      •  I attended a church (5+ / 0-)

        (non-denominational) that actually did go back to the original Hebrew and Greek in many cases for their "teachings" (they didn't call them sermons). I had a copy of Strong's Concordance on my bookshelf (the gold standard for many Bible scholars). They even offered classes in Hebrew and Greek; never got around to taking them. This was about 35 years ago; not sure if they're still as thorough or if they've fallen into the lazy trap of "If King James Bible was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for me." ;-)

        There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

        by Cali Scribe on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 05:21:21 PM PDT

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    •  I'll add that I started reading Luther in German (3+ / 0-)
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      when I was up from a post and my liberal education allowed for my fluency in the language.

      I resent that. I demand snark, and overly so -- Markos Moulitsas.

      by commonmass on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 05:02:31 PM PDT

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