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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #35 on: Fri Oct 03, 2008 - 11:16:22 »
That sounds like an intriguing topic... one I would personally be interested in.  But, without an article to look at or a write-up about it...

While I rarely see SS, I do see four or five other publications regularly that deal with the same themes.  In these, the "crisis in the pulpit" tends to deal with preachers who won't stand for "the truth" and want to fellowship denominations, particularly The Christian Church.  Also mix in liberal doses of comments about the community church movement, instrumental music, praise teams, and clapping in worship.

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #36 on: Fri Oct 03, 2008 - 11:28:19 »
Also mix in liberal doses of comments about the community church movement, instrumental music, praise teams, and clapping in worship.

No pun intended, I'm sure.  ::wink::

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #37 on: Fri Oct 03, 2008 - 11:29:17 »
That sounds like an intriguing topic... one I would personally be interested in.  But, without an article to look at or a write-up about it...

While I rarely see SS, I do see four or five other publications regularly that deal with the same themes.  In these, the "crisis in the pulpit" tends to deal with preachers who won't stand for "the truth" and want to fellowship denominations, particularly The Christian Church.  Also mix in liberal doses of comments about the community church movement, instrumental music, praise teams, and clapping in worship.

Not to mention some formerly "conservative" brethren who began fellowshipping error by fellowshipping with those that have reelection for elders.

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #38 on: Fri Oct 03, 2008 - 12:20:15 »
A crisis in the pulpit would be an untimely coronary.  Well, that would be a crisis behind the pulpit.  Termites would be in the pulpit.

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #39 on: Fri Oct 03, 2008 - 12:28:30 »
Does "in the pulpit" refer to the little cubby hole space where the preacher usually sits his water glass? And could the crisis there be referring to the absence of the aforementioned water glass?  ::geek::

Otherwise, Mistergus, we're gonna have to have a whole lot more info to discuss than a table of contents....................I'm just sayin'......... ::lookaround:: ..........Jaime's good, but he ain't that good! ::blushing::

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #40 on: Fri Oct 03, 2008 - 13:18:11 »
That sounds like an intriguing topic... one I would personally be interested in.  But, without an article to look at or a write-up about it...

While I rarely see SS, I do see four or five other publications regularly that deal with the same themes.  In these, the "crisis in the pulpit" tends to deal with preachers who won't stand for "the truth" and want to fellowship denominations, particularly The Christian Church.  Also mix in liberal doses of comments about the community church movement, instrumental music, praise teams, and clapping in worship.

Not to mention some formerly "conservative" brethren who began fellowshipping error by fellowshipping with those that have reelection for elders.

I could post a link to a witch hunt held in the "Open Forum" of the Contending for the Faith Lectureship from this past Spring where those who fellowshipped with the likes of Dave Miller were put on trial for their actions.  It is interesting to see what little matters publications such as SS and CFTF always dream up to be their latest issue for true fellowship.  One of these days, they will have disfellowshipped all other believers but themselves.

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #41 on: Fri Oct 03, 2008 - 13:21:47 »
They don't post the articles, probably, because they want you to subscribe to the magazine.

In which case... this was not a topic for discussion post at all, but rather an ad for a magazine.

In most cases, we will remove posts where the sole purpose is to advertise things... otherwise known as spam.  In this case, it was actually very generous for the mod team to let this ad even stay up.
It is an ad for a magazine.

It isn't quite the poster's fault that we have allowed the same ad to appear for more than a year, and it seems we have allowed others to post more blatant "please buy the clothes I make for little kids" ads.

At least it seems to me.
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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #42 on: Fri Oct 03, 2008 - 14:26:21 »
I could post a link to a witch hunt held in the "Open Forum" of the Contending for the Faith Lectureship from this past Spring where those who fellowshipped with the likes of Dave Miller were put on trial for their actions.  It is interesting to see what little matters publications such as SS and CFTF always dream up to be their latest issue for true fellowship.  One of these days, they will have disfellowshipped all other believers but themselves.

The Spiritual Sword has never been party to these kind of actions.  In fact, there has been much writing within it's pages regarding the need for balance.  An entire issue was devoted to the issue, "The Need For Balance".  It has taught that there is a toxic right-wing among us, just as a toxic left-wing.  It rebukes both extremes, teaching that both groups do harm to the cause of Christ.

CFTF took offense, and lashed out at The Spiritual Sword and Alan Highers.  So please, don't group these publications together.

But it is noteworthy that once again, there is an attack against The Spiritual Sword by one who simply doesn't know what he's talking about.

Headed out the door to Midland, TX...be back Sunday night.

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #43 on: Fri Oct 03, 2008 - 15:09:10 »
Quick - while he is out of town move the thread to another area just to mess with him. How about under Apologetics?

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #44 on: Fri Oct 03, 2008 - 15:39:58 »
I guess reading it for 10 years does not qualify me for knowing what I am talking about.  Oh well...

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #45 on: Fri Oct 03, 2008 - 15:45:05 »

Headed out the door to Midland, TX...be back Sunday night.

Robert G

You're coming to my neck of the woods! The Permian Basin is "crude"........oil that is!  ::applause::

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #46 on: Fri Oct 03, 2008 - 16:23:26 »
Quick - while he is out of town move the thread to another area just to mess with him. How about under Apologetics?
I suggest "Videos, Forwards, Jokes and Games"

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #47 on: Fri Oct 03, 2008 - 16:28:48 »
I no one responed to this stupid table of contents he would stop posting them.  But then I guess that would spoil all the fun. ::eatingpopcorn:

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #48 on: Fri Oct 03, 2008 - 16:36:46 »
Since this is a Table of Contents thread, I submit the following for your pleasure.

The Table of Contents for War and Peace

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #49 on: Fri Oct 03, 2008 - 16:44:41 »
Since this is a Table of Contents thread, I submit the following for your pleasure.

The Table of Contents for War and Peace


At least you can click on the chapter links and have something to actually read!

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« Reply #50 on: Fri Oct 03, 2008 - 17:46:47 »
That would be an interesting game for the jokes board; post a table of contents, then guess the book or magazine.

Or at least it would be interesting for us English majors.  ::lookaround::

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« Reply #51 on: Fri Oct 03, 2008 - 18:00:24 »
Since this is a Table of Contents thread, I submit the following for your pleasure.

The Table of Contents for War and Peace


 rofl

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #52 on: Fri Oct 03, 2008 - 20:57:59 »
Since this is a Table of Contents thread, I submit the following for your pleasure.

The Table of Contents for War and Peace
Great book!

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #53 on: Fri Oct 03, 2008 - 22:39:47 »
Since this is a Table of Contents thread, I submit the following for your pleasure.

The Table of Contents for War and Peace
Great book!
See? We agree on some things.

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #54 on: Sat Oct 04, 2008 - 21:40:29 »
Since this is a Table of Contents thread, I submit the following for your pleasure.

The Table of Contents for War and Peace
Great book!
See? We agree on some things.
Yes we do, Dennis...probably on many things.

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #55 on: Sat Oct 04, 2008 - 22:01:56 »
Since this is a Table of Contents thread, I submit the following for your pleasure.

The Table of Contents for War and Peace


At least you can click on the chapter links and have something to actually read!


A liberal tool of the change agents no doubt............... or is that age changents?  ::headscratch::

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #56 on: Sun Oct 05, 2008 - 16:49:03 »
I received the SS on Saturday. I liked it.

Their lectureship is coming up in about two weeks, and the theme is on the book of Deuteronomy. Glad to see that Dave Miller from the Apologetics Press is still on the program.

http://www.getwellchurchofchrist.org/2008%20SSL%20Brochure.pdf

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #57 on: Sun Oct 05, 2008 - 22:12:08 »
I guess reading it for 10 years does not qualify me for knowing what I am talking about.  Oh well...

It would seem you have great difficulty "understanding what thou readest".

Seeing a copy floating around doesn't count, you know.

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #58 on: Sun Oct 05, 2008 - 22:15:44 »

Headed out the door to Midland, TX...be back Sunday night.

Robert G

You're coming to my neck of the woods! The Permian Basin is "crude"........oil that is!  ::applause::

So are you in Midland?  I worshipped with the Fairmont congregation there today.

Wouldn't that be a hoot...

Robert G

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #59 on: Mon Oct 06, 2008 - 09:24:38 »
So mistergus what did you want to discuss about this publication?

Apparently this quarter it is about "crisis in the pulpit", what crisis are you refering to and whose pulpits?

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #60 on: Mon Oct 06, 2008 - 09:53:48 »
I guess reading it for 10 years does not qualify me for knowing what I am talking about.  Oh well...

It would seem you have great difficulty "understanding what thou readest".

Seeing a copy floating around doesn't count, you know.

Robert G

Not that the facts seem to matter to you, but I subscribed for a 10 year period.  Read most every copy.
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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #61 on: Mon Oct 06, 2008 - 10:55:25 »
Robert, I have many friends at the Fairmont congregation. I attend Golf Course Road.


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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #62 on: Mon Oct 06, 2008 - 17:04:15 »
I guess reading it for 10 years does not qualify me for knowing what I am talking about.  Oh well...

It would seem you have great difficulty "understanding what thou readest".

Seeing a copy floating around doesn't count, you know.

Robert G

Not that the facts seem to matter to you, but I subscribed for a 10 year period.  Read most every copy.

Oh, contrare...Facts are of utmost interest to me.

So when exactly did you "read" it?

I think today's Spiritual Sword is greatly superior to the days when Thomas B. Warren was the editor.

In the T.B.W. days, there were too many articles, and they were too short.  In-depth study of a particular subject suffered as a result.  The Sword today has fewer articles, of greater length. This allows for more through treatment of the material.

So tell me...when exactly were these 10 years you speak of?

Robert G
 
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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #63 on: Mon Oct 06, 2008 - 20:10:58 »
Actually, closer to 13 years now that I look back on it.  Between 1985 and 1998.  I really havn't cared to pick one up since then.

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #64 on: Tue Oct 07, 2008 - 09:33:02 »
Somebody, please tell me, whay "crisis in the pulpit"?

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« Reply #65 on: Tue Oct 07, 2008 - 10:12:08 »
I guessed earlier.  Since I haven't been contradicted by mistergus, and I was speaking from familiarity with the writers and with similar publications, I'm assuming I was correct.

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #66 on: Tue Oct 07, 2008 - 11:13:06 »
Sorry, marc, I didn't see it before.

If what you stated is the case, then what is the theological discussion that mistergus wants to have about it?

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #67 on: Tue Oct 07, 2008 - 11:17:31 »
I don't think he had any interest in having a discussion about it.  He's spamming the publication... unless he wants to post actual articles so we can have something to discuss.

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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #68 on: Tue Oct 07, 2008 - 18:05:18 »

I just don't see why this has to become such an issue every time Robert G places the TOC on the fourm..... ::pondering::



It has become a tradition here at GCM.  Don't you go messin' with our traditions!


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Re: The Spiritual Sword - October 2008 Issue
« Reply #69 on: Wed Oct 08, 2008 - 17:30:17 »

I just don't see why this has to become such an issue every time Robert G places the TOC on the fourm..... ::pondering::



It has become a tradition here at GCM.  Don't you go messin' with our traditions!



Ok, I won't keep you from your GCM tradition....so, I'll just sit back and read my copy of The Spiritual Sword that came in the mail today! Should make for some interesting reading!!  ::hiding::