Money and church...

I seem to recall a argument some time ago over Langley church's placement of the collection bags after offerings. At that time the argument was raised that if that were to be declared "bad", then the same argument could be used to call for the removal of a collection from a church service in it's entirety. With that in mind, I wanted to see what you thought on about the issues raised in the following article.

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Have you ever watched the TV show Numb3rs?

A couple of interesting audio bits... (and an article to finish things off)

Following some interesting chatter on the way home from SFU on Thursday, I figured that I should post the following here and see if you have any response. (That said, I'm not sure if anyone actually listens to these things other than me - anyone else actually listen to recorded lectures?)

First off, a while back I had mentioned a set of church history lectures that I had found online. A week or so ago I finally finished listening to the last of the 17 talks that they had on there. A comment made in the second last lecture, covering the Arminianism and the events around the Synod of Dordt, seemed rather interesting. Basically, he said something along on the lines of: when preaching about human responsibility people may say I sound like an Arminian, but when preaching about perseverence of the saints I sound like a Calvinist. Seems on the surface a little contradictory, but on the other hand I'm not totally sure that that's always such a bad thing. At times I wonder just how much of the whole debate on this topic is simply a reflection of the human inability to grasp the concept of existance without time.

Secondly, another thing that I wanted to post is a recording of a sermon delivered by a Reformed Baptist minister. Basically, this sermon is an examination of (and his eventual rejection of) arguments for infant baptism. I wasn't so sure that I agreed with everything that he mentioned (somethings that he said about Lydia I didn't fully agree with. I think that there was also one other area where I was in disagreement, but I can't recall offhand what that was).

To finish off this list of links, I figured that I would also link to something that I found regarding the relationship between the Church and history. I thought that it was an interesting read at least.


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