Reactions to the Tiller Murder

I saw a number of reactions to the murder of George Tiller on the Moderate Christian Blogroll today and decided that a links post would be in order.  I won’t comment on the contents of each, except to say that they each strike a different tone.

  1. A question from Rick at Concept 53
  2. Are We Back to Assassinating Abortion Doctors? from Levellers.
  3. Dr. George Tiller murdered in church from it seems to me …
  4. Abortionist Tiller killed while volunteering at church, from Moral Science Club

Hmmm … even the titles give you a range of reactions.

I didn’t intend this as a “4 posts” post, but that’s how it turned out.  Feel free to add any more reactions from the Moderate Christian Blogroll in the comments section.  I’ll be tagging these under “Ethics and Values” for the aggregator’s topical links page.

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4 Posts on the U. S. Election

What are these 4 Posts entries? As many days of the week as I have time I look through the RSS feed for the Moderate Christian Blogroll/Aggregator and select four posts on a single topic. Usually the topic is suggested because a post has caught my eye. To call my attention to a post you have written e-mail pubs@energion.com and suggest your post and a general topic heading. Your blog must be a member of the Moderate Christian blogroll, and in general I prefer to include posts within the last week only.

I’m having to look a ways back to get a balance.  I wanted two that would be more or less pro-Republican and two that would be more or less pro-Democratic, but I had some difficulty finding them all.

Levellers – Obama’s Chances of Victory Increase

Dr. Michael Westmoreland-White discusses why he believes Obama should win and will.

if i were a bell i’d ring – To Go Negative or Not to Go Negative…

Joel Gillespie – It’s Time to Fish or Cut Bait

Joel thinks we need to get real.  He also liked John McCain’s idea of suspending the campaign.  (OK, so I gave him an extra link, but it helps balance this post!)

Moral Science Club – Two important articles on Feminism, Hanson and Paglia

On the other hand, is this the actual Democratic position on abortion?

4 Posts on Tithing

Finally!  After nearly two months, another “four posts” post.  I hope to be more regular as I’m using my Google Reader more effectively.

What are these 4 Posts entries? As many days of the week as I have time I look through the RSS feed for the Moderate Christian Blogroll/Aggregator and select four posts on a single topic. Usually the topic is suggested because a post has caught my eye. To call my attention to a post you have written e-mail pubs@energion.com and suggest your post and a general topic heading. Your blog must be a member of the Moderate Christian blogroll, and in general I prefer to include posts within the last week only.

Christian Personal Finance – Tithing in the New Testament

. . . in which he presents answers to a number of major questions about Christians and tithing.

Wayne’s Bible Study – Many U. S. Christians pay tithe before mortgage even in crisis

. . . points us to a news story about Christians continuing to tithe even when defaulting on their mortgages.

One Thing I Know – The Church as Prostitute

Could preaching tithing be one element in a wrong focus for your church?

Everyday Liturgy – 10 Everyday Spiritual Resolutions

Tturner presents tithing as one of 10 spiritual resolutions.

Note that not all of these posts are entirely about tithing, but I think they each present something to consider.

4 Posts on Evangelism v. 0.8.0

What are these 4 Posts entries? As many days of the week as I have time I look through the RSS feed for the Moderate Christian Blogroll/Aggregator and select four posts on a single topic. Usually the topic is suggested because a post has caught my eye. To call my attention to a post you have written e-mail pubs@energion.com and suggest your post and a general topic heading. Your blog must be a member of the Moderate Christian blogroll, and in general I prefer to include posts within the last week only.

Before anybody asks, yes, I’m posting this on Sunday morning.  I get up substantially before time for church and often read blogs.  This morning as I was reading I noticed quite a number of posts on evangelism, and I’m going to post some of them here.

parables of a prodigal world – The Greatest Evangelism Tool Ever

I’ll leave you to go to the post to view this interesting YouTube video.

Adventures in Revland -Matthew 9:35-10:8 – Sermon – God Has Faith in Us

Rev J. offers us an interesting challenge to an evangelism committee.  It’s worth considering!

Kouya Chronicle – Mission in the 21st Century: 1. Introduction

Eddie gets off to a good start on discussing mission and evangelism.  He has posted the second part as well.

Levellers – My Peace I Leave Unto You

Michael Westmoreland-White is not precisely writing about evangelism, but in writing about being a peacemaker, he does precisely that.

Remember again to e-mail me with posts and topics you would like to see included in one of these short roundups.  Otherwise you’re stuck with the stuff I particularly noticed, which may not be representative.

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4 Posts on Faith (v. 0.7.0)

What are these 4 Posts entries? As many days of the week as I have time I look through the RSS feed for the Moderate Christian Blogroll/Aggregator and select four posts on a single topic. Usually the topic is suggested because a post has caught my eye. To call my attention to a post you have written e-mail pubs@energion.com and suggest your post and a general topic heading. Your blog must be a member of the Moderate Christian blogroll, and in general I prefer to include posts within the last week only.

Today’s topic is rather broad and I have tried to select some posts that go to the edges of it, so they may not all feel all that closely related.

Whispers from God’s Spirit

A Promise for Safety from God is a poem based on Psalm 91.

Pen of the Wayfarer

On God’s faithfulness and our response, A Man’s Calling.

Christian Personal Finance

The title says it:  How to Get What You Want.

Kouya Chronicle

And again, the title says it: Urgently Required:  A Theology of Suffering

Important Note

I notice that I have cited the same blogs multiple times while I still haven’t featured a post from every blog on the list.  This will be inevitable as I read my bloglines account and clip the things that I think might work or that interest me for various projects.

To remedy this situation, e-mail me with your post (or one that interested you) and the suggested topic, and I will work on linking to it.  Even better, list three other posts that go with yours, and I can just grab them as a group.

4 Posts on Photography

What are these 4 Posts entries? As many days of the week as I have time I look through the RSS feed for the Moderate Christian Blogroll/Aggregator and select four posts on a single topic. Usually the topic is suggested because a post has caught my eye. To call my attention to a post you have written e-mail pubs@energion.com and suggest your post and a general topic heading. Your blog must be a member of the Moderate Christian blogroll, and in general I prefer to include posts within the last week only.

These posts all display some good (in my opinion, of course!) photography.  These require little comment, and that’s what they’ll get!

Heaven’s Highway, God’s Fireworks Display

God’s Fireworks Display

Joel Gillespie

I Was Enjoying My Nap

Pen of the Wayfarer

For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served . . .

Quiet Paths

Wild Iris on Second Beach

Supplemental Posts on Todd Bentley and Lakeland

When I posted 4 Posts on Todd Bentley and the Lakeland Revival, I noted that all the posts were positive or neutral and I promised to post some additional links if negative posts turned up on the Moderate Christian Blogroll.

So herewith some links to posts that are considerably more negative:

The following two are from Dave Warnock’s blog, 42.
Reflecting on cancer healing – Todd Bentley style

Todd Bentley Links

One might think this post had nothing to do with the revival, but the author tagged it as such, and I think it is relevant:  A Grand View of God, from The Pen of the Wayfarer.