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by MaxPC
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General Theology
Topic: Degrees of Love for Jesus
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Degrees of Love for Jesus

Okay. Here's one perspective from a nun of the 13th century that may provide grist for your exploratory mill. Beatrice of Nazareth (1200-1268 AD) wrote a brief treatise, "The Seven Manners of Loving". This meditation on how humans respond to God in love describes how love for God evolves o...
by MaxPC
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: Mennonites And Guns And Society
Replies: 9
Views: 89

Re: Mennonites And Guns And Society

No reason to "duck", Sudsy :lol: Personally I've considered the following aspects of this topic: Jesus didn't preach against hunting, he did preach love of God and neighbor. He did come "eating and drinking" and we know he did eat meat at Passover and other Jewish celebrations. T...
by MaxPC
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: Mennonites And Guns And Society
Replies: 9
Views: 89

Re: Mennonites And Guns And Society

I didn’t think of hogs. I haven’t hunted hogs but from what I know about it I can see an AR-15 being a legitimate and preferred weapon of choice. From what I think I know, you’d want to kill the whole herd and not have any educated survivors. You’d want a powerful, fast firing, high capacity rifle....
by MaxPC
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: Mennonites And Guns And Society
Replies: 9
Views: 89

Re: Mennonites And Guns And Society

RZehr, I think you made several outstanding points: - your residential and vocational locale - your reasons for having the weapon (I'll say weapon instead of gun because there are many weapons that kill humans, not just guns.) - do we have to hunt to supplement our family's pantry or for protection ...
by MaxPC
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Other
Topic: The Cove
Replies: 1
Views: 33

The Cove

I wonder if anyone has ever been to The Cove (Billy Graham Training Center). They also function as a venue for other Christian groups who can rent their auditoriums and provide nice on campus lodging for attendees. I attended a two day/one night conference there some years ago and it was very nice, ...
by MaxPC
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: The Homestead
Topic: Guns, violence, heart problems, rich+poor
Replies: 18
Views: 140

Re: Guns, violence, heart problems, rich+poor

Media hype (if it bleeds, it leads) is absolutely a problem and I agree that those directly connected via family relationship or other relationships should avoid the media in their time of shock and grief as the Amish did at Nickel Mines. Alas, not all seem to have this wisdom. those traumatized, i...
by MaxPC
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: The Homestead
Topic: Guns, violence, heart problems, rich+poor
Replies: 18
Views: 140

Re: Guns, violence, heart problems, rich+poor

Media hype (if it bleeds, it leads) is absolutely a problem and I agree that those directly connected via family relationship or other relationships should avoid the media in their time of shock and grief as the Amish did at Nickel Mines. Alas, not all seem to have this wisdom.
by MaxPC
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: MennoLight
Topic: I think it is funny
Replies: 407
Views: 16684

Re: I think it is funny

For those who do not know, Elkhart County has been flooding. They also build massive amounts of RVs. https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28168167_1824580684227289_6863215460309955790_n.jpg?oh=eb679e48062354f6373dbf39a2b06999&oe=5B4CBE53 https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18...
by MaxPC
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Theology
Topic: Degrees of Love for Jesus
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Degrees of Love for Jesus

Good thread, Sudsy. Let me cogitate on it overnight and see if I can contribute. Am a bit tired so don't hold your breath. :lol:
by MaxPC
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: MennoLight
Topic: I think it is funny
Replies: 407
Views: 16684

Re: I think it is funny

Robert wrote:Image

:laugh

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