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by Meta4. Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:07 PM
No NRA Members Need Apply
by Pilgrim. Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:55 PM
by John_C. Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:06 PM
Atone vs Propitiation
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Calvin and Limited Atonement
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Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:45 AM No NRA Members Need Apply [by Pilgrim]
Like most people, we understand that educational institutions and staff tend to lean left. The degree and intensity of the bend varies across universities, but a leftward orientation is actually expected today.

We’re aware that some – perhaps even many – academics look upon the NRA and gun owners with disdain. We always hoped this didn’t extend to the individual level, that the disdain was limited to the aggregate, and that personal interactions could be open-minded or – gasp! – even cordial.

The thought that academics would consider NRA members the bottom of the proverbial barrel never occurred to us. We never imagined that more college professors would be comfortable with an avowed communist than with an NRA member. It sounds like a joke, like an appeal to extremes to call attention to the absurd, but that’s precisely what a new study has discovered. A sociology professor at the University of North Texas found that political biases in academia peak with NRA members.

Professor George Yancey wanted to investigate possible hiring discrimination in higher education. He asked professors across the country how their support for a job applicant would change if they knew the applicant was a member of certain groups. Of all the groups Yancey tested, “NRA membership was ranked as the most likely to hurt an aspiring professor’s chances of getting hired.”

NRA membership was more damaging than being a Republican, a Libertarian, a vegetarian, a member of the ACLU, or a member of the Green Party. NRA membership is considered more damaging than being a communist.

Overall, more than two in five professors say a person’s membership in the NRA would “‘damage’ an applicant’s chances of getting hired.” Yancey suspects that, “academics envision individuals in the NRA as being on the far right.” Yancey also found that “meat hunters, evangelicals, and fundamentalists also are less likely to be hired.”

Imagine that. Being an actual, admitted communist – who proudly acknowledges being as far left as left can go – is less harmful to one’s career prospects than being an NRA member.

We’ve heard about high school teachers kicking students out of class for wearing NRA shirts. We’ve heard politicians disparage this association and its membership. But to hear that college professors would rather work with a communist than an NRA member is just sad. We found two takeaways from this: first, an inability to explain one’s adherence to a political and economic ideology with an absolute perfect failure rate probably doesn’t matter in academia and, two, academia is somehow even more out of touch with America than any of us thought.

Remember that the next time “academics” release a “study” on “gun violence.”

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Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:06 PM Neo-Orthodox [by John_C]
It seems as if the term neo-orthodox can refer to many beliefs on viewing Christianity. For instance, Reinhold Niebuhr is said to be a neo-orthodox theologian. Did he completely distance himself from the gospel and biblical teaching? Who are the current day neo-orthodox and have for the most part they have stopped calling themselves as neo-orthodox?
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Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:26 PM Atone vs Propitiation [by John_C]
In discussion Bible translations, I was attempting in making the point on the unreliability of the NIV by stating that the NIV always use the word atone instead of propitiation. In counteracting my use of 'atone/propitiation', not making a statement on the unreliability of the NIV; it was said that the two words are synonyms. I remember hearing quite a while ago that the using propitiation is important in biblical understanding.Is propitiation one of those words that has a different understanding in theology, than it does in general?
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Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:59 PM When reading.. [by ReformedDisciple]
If I have a commentary or any such help book, what is the preferred method to read? Cover to cover? NT then OT? Especially to one who is still learning the bible and memorizing scripture? I'm asking this question in regards to the bible as well, but it came to me as I was reading a commentary idea
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Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:49 PM Calvin and Limited Atonement [by Tom]
I was recently told (without proof) by someone that Calvin did not believe in 'Limited Atonement', at least in the way today's "Calvinists" do. That in actuality Calvin believed that the atonement was universal, but the benefits are only for those who repent and believe in Christ alone for salvation.
This person went onto say that Calvin's view is "Authentic Calvinism".
I could say a lot of concerning this view, mainly that it sounds a little like Wesley's view of prevenient Grace; but what I am trying to find out first is if this is an accurate description of what Calvin believed?
Any thoughts would be helpful.
Yes I plan on acting the person for proof.

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