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For the past several months, I have been trying to understand the current reform movement by some SBC bloggers, buy Norvasc Over The Counter. In jest, I have come to call this movement The Irenic Reformation, 150mg Norvasc. I became aware of the Baptist blogs with repeated references to bloggers as source material in the religion section of one of our local newspapers. I just assumed it was the online chatter that traditionally was done in person at associational meetings and state and national conventions (not that gossip in person is any better than gossip by blog). I should have been aware of the movement, but I confess, like many, I was inattentive. Buy Norvasc Over The Counter, I realize not all those within this crusade hold to all of the beliefs and practices that are prevalent in this movement. I do not wish to paint all with a broad brush, but it is not easy to ignore what has taken place in the "Baptist blogs", 50mg Norvasc, unless, like me, you have not read them.
Part of the problem I have encountered in this endeavor, is the apparent change in the definition of words. In the computer software industry, this same practice with software standards is called "embrace and extend", which one particular software monopoly is infamous for. An existing universal standard is taken (embraced) and then subtle undocumented changes to the standard are made (extended). The changes are pushed out, and by default, the change is now the standard, which is now owned by the one making the change, buy Norvasc Over The Counter. This very same thing is being done with the definitions of words by these so called reformers, Norvasc ebay. History is replete with examples of words that once meant something to only be morphed into something analogous and sometimes disparate. A recent example is the word evangelical. It no longer carries the purpose and intent that it once did, as evidenced by the belief that one in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church can still serve as President of the Evangelical Theological Society. Buy Norvasc Over The Counter, Another example is the word gay no longer really means merry, but something quite different in our culture. I believe that several words are being co-opted in this movement, such as conservative and inerrant. I find it ironic that some of the reformers have to endlessly remind us that they are conservative, just like moderates kept reminding us that they were conservative and inerrantists during the Conservative Resurgence (CR). 10mg Norvasc, However, just as it was during the CR, their words and actions betray them. The use of the word irenic has especially been "embraced and extended" in this movement. In essence, Post Modernism is thoroughly embraced, buy Norvasc Over The Counter. Definitions of words are changed, so that they can "embrace and extend" their version of the truth. You can even call yourself conservative and inerrantist if you want to. For the purpose of this analysis, I am not referring to the definition in the dictionary, as someone wanting to promote peace or reconciliation, 750mg Norvasc, but to those within this movement, that quite frankly, are promoting neither.
Being irenic apparently necessitates the acceptance of those that do believe and practice what is being published (and commented by those that are a part of the irenic) on the blogs. Buy Norvasc Over The Counter, These bloggers have chosen, again I state emphatically, CHOSEN, to make their blogs and comments the public persona of this Irenic Reformation. I amassed this incomplete list of beliefs and practices, with website links for you, the reader, to reference. Norvasc overseas, I apologize for the length, as what originally was only 894 words proliferated to this current document. Yet there is so much more out there. The more I researched and read, the more appalled I became. When reading the linked sites, please also read the comments posted by the irenic ones addressed to those that dare disagree or question them, buy Norvasc Over The Counter. Many times the comments by the irenic ones are much more atrocious than the blog entry itself. Some of the links below are from conservative bloggers that point out the fallacies of their logic (and theology). The number of links that could have been posted is too exhaustive for this work. Since I am relatively new to these blogs, I freely admit that there are probably better links available than what I have provided, 1000mg Norvasc. Buy Norvasc Over The Counter, Without further adieu, here are some of the beliefs and actions of the Irenic Reformers on full public display:
The Irenic Reformation appears to be nothing other than an attempt to undo the CR using technology (blogs and blackberry's) as a tool, but employing an age old tactic: the politics of personal destruction. If you can not win on the issues, attack any and all who stand in the way. Again, I do not want to paint all with a broad brush, as some who agree with the irenic have been most kind and Christ like in their comments and actions. Buy Norvasc Over The Counter, But some of those same sweet brothers and sisters stand by silently while repeated caustic attacks are made. Those that have been the most vociferous mistakenly believe that if they take down the leader of the CR, the whole resurgence will fall. How naÃ¯ve of them. Despite their prating, the CR is not tied to any person, though we are most grateful to all who led the battle for the Bible. The CR is the belief in the inerrancy and sufficiency of the Holy Scripture to guide us in all matters, not the one who led it. I must humbly stand in opposition to a movement that would seek to strip Southern Baptists of their historic identity and do it in a manner that is more reminiscent of Absalom and Diotrephes than of Christ, the Apostles, and our Baptist forefathers. Those that have bled and burned for that heritage deserve so much more from us.
Wake up, Stand Firm, and be Vigilant.
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You see, a thirty minute speech delivered in a church setting during a time of worship and about God is only called a "sermon" when a man does it, because the Bible teaches that women can't be preachers, 500mg Flovent. Just ask Paige Patterson, No RX Flovent. That was when I first truly understood the lengths to which some folks will go to hold onto an ideology, Flovent mexico, no matter how contradicted it is by facts.
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More recently, 1000mg Flovent, Patterson lamented that too many women are going to college, 250mg Flovent, "threatening the family" by getting an education. Seen from that perspective, Patterson's just doing his part to make sure Baptist women stay ignorant, knocked-up, and submissive.
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This makes sense when one thinks about the word "dorsal," describing the back of something, and most commonly the fin on the back of a fish. It also makes sense to me as I remember my high school economics class, Hormone coupon, 500mg Hormone, where we learned all about endorsing checks. When I endorse a check in order to cash it, 200mg Hormone, 100mg Hormone, I am declaring that no matter what is written on the front of that check, I am good for it, 50mg Hormone. Hormone ebay, I am binding myself to stand behind it, and if it should turn out to be a worthless document, Hormone india, Hormone craiglist, I will be forced to pay to the penny the amount on that check.
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I share all this research in light of some highly-touted endorsements of the new incarnation of SBCOutpost, Hormone overseas. 30mg Hormone, As you probably know, this group blog has been endorsed by three presidents of Southern Baptist Convention entities (and one university president), 750mg Hormone. 20mg Hormone, You might also be aware that writers on this blog have, in the last week, Hormone paypal, 250mg Hormone, made pointed and direct attacks against the character, intelligence, Hormone mexico, Hormone uk, and leadership of two men who serve as president at other entities.
I thought it might be helpful to share a little about what I've learned about the meaning and significance of this word, 10mg Hormone, Hormone japan, because I would expect that in short order we will hear, from some defenders of SBCOutpost, Hormone canada, assertions of how little those endorsements mean, and condescending statements to the effect that they should not be taken as an approval of everything posted there. Discount Hormone, In fact, after the endorsements are so minimized, one might be left wondering why they appeared in the first place, meaningless statements that they are.
As a public service, I've come up with a little exercise* that will help us all. The image in this post is of a check. It is made out for $1,000, and the "Pay to the order of" line is blank. Print that check out, write your own name on that blank line, endorse it, and cash it at the nearest branch of your bank. Then in a couple of days, when the bank calls to demand that you pay them $1,000 because the check was phony (assuming they don't laugh in your face to begin with), tell them that just because you "wrote on the back" of that check doesn't mean you were standing behind what was on the front of it. This will be a lesson you will not soon forget.
*OBLIGATORY DISCLAIMER: Please do not, under any circumstances,
attempt this exercise. The check, and the signature, are fake..
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I left a comment on Robin's post pointing out this pattern, and was soon (and not so gently) challenged to provide "one - and I mean just one - example" of this pattern. This post, 50mg Petcam, with quotes and links below, are my attempt to meet that challenge. Let the reader judge:
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A clear understanding of how this war is proceeding may be seen in the recent actions of the International Mission Board, an agency that I now serve as trustee, 40mg Petcam.
Why have some conservative crusaders now insisted on new policies at the IMB regarding tongues. 100mg Petcam, Again, it seems clear to me that some conservative crusaders have yet to learn how to sheath the sword, and rather than cooperate with fellow conservatives in reaching the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ, they have gone after the head of Dr, 500mg Petcam. Petcam For Sale, Jerry Rankin. I have been told by an authority in the crusading effort that there are some trustees who will settle for nothing less than Dr. Rankin's "head on a platter."
Trustees of agencies are being "vetted" or cleared by men and women who are of the opinion that no conservative is worthy of leadership that does not toe the party line.
Crusading conservatives are using private meetings at trustee meetings, an unethical violation of all agencies' guidelines, Petcam usa, to cram their agendas through. Crusading conservatives are influencing nominating committee members of various states to place on the different boards and agencies of the SBC those who are in lock step with crusader goals. Agency heads who are not the appointed leaders of crusaders, i.e, Petcam For Sale. Petcam us, elected by the crusaders themselves, are being forced to resign or simply removed.
Crusaders gather to elect chairmen of the boards and appoint committee chairmen. Crusaders have an agenda and if anyone steps in their way they become vicious, Petcam australia. Ask someone who has dared to speak out against a crusader.
I, and others, are now being attacked by conservative crusaders who want to rid our convention of fellow conservatives who don't interpret Scripture like they do. These crusaders refuse cooperation in favor of conformity, Petcam canada, and I really think it is because they have forgotten how to minister in the power of the Spirit through prayer, humility and cooperation.
Are there yet more examples, 150mg Petcam, you ask. Surely:
I have said that I believe there are just a few, 250mg Petcam, I reiterate, just a few trustees of the IMB who meet on a regular basis to subvert the leadership of Jerry Rankin.
I have stated that there seems to be an effort by some, not all, to purge anybody from service within the SBC who does not interpret non-essential doctrines he way some leaders say they must be interpreted, Petcam For Sale.
That which I have been most vocal about is a subgroup of trustees who seem to control the direction, Petcam craiglist, agenda and business of the IMB. I have much first hand information about this, 30mg Petcam, but have chosen not to go into detail in my blog at this time.
Are we going to allow principled dissent. I am just one trustee among over 80 trustees from around the world, 200mg Petcam. Petcam For Sale, Surely, the convention is big enough for people who disagree to work together. Cults conform. Christianity connects.
I have felt for some time that there are a few trustees who are dead set on opposing the direction, vision and leadership of Dr. Jerry Rankin.
Surely some trustees who sought to drive the new policy change on "private prayer language" did not do so to embarrass Dr. Rankin, who himself has a private prayer language, Petcam For Sale. Surely, 10mg Petcam, a majority of trustees did not blindly follow trustee leadership without personally thinking through the ramifications of such a significant policy change. Surely trustees understand that the new policy did nothing but disown certain people within our convention since the former policy already prohibited the public practice of tongues. Surely not.
What we tolerate, we validate. If we allow ourselves to be bullied we are ultimately cooperating with our own abuse. Petcam For Sale, It doesn't matter how much we seethe internally or complain to others, if we allow it to occur we are agreeing that the bullying is a part of this relationship. 1000mg Petcam, [This quote is itself a quote from another website. It is contained in a post titled "Bully Baptists vs. Broken Baptists"]
The SBC is ruled by an oligarchy, Petcam ebay, the tendency is toward isolationism and exclusion, people play politics more than they passionately pursue lost souls, and we are attacked personally and viciously by people who think we should be quiet.
Though a few trustees are guilty of serious errors of judgment, many trustees who voted for the new policies and ultimately my removal from the board did not even comprehend the issues raised through this blog.
[UPDATE: Spiritual abuse is a serious subject, and in this post, Wade shares highlights from a friends book on the subject. He claims early in the comment section that he wrote the post "not specifically identifying any particular system as abusive." It seems to me that one would have to be incredibly naive in order to believe that there was no application to the IMB trustees intended, especially in light of the quotes above. But reading further in the comments, all doubt was removed about the intent in this exchange:
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