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Your Turn / Privilege
« on: March 01, 2018, 12:55:26 PM »
I didn't want to clutter the other thread, but it seems like a topic people are engaged in.

Regarding white privilege 

I haven't found much help from youtube or the mainstream media on this. 

Something I think that is worth reading on male privilege and power

For those who argue against such things, the two most common things I hear are
1) Why am I not seeing any of these benefits?  I worked hard to get where I am.
2) So if I actually accept this as truth, what then should I do?

For question one,
The kimmel article speaks to this on 217-218 on the powerlessness felt in men.  Give it a read.  I see it similarly with white privilege. 

For question two,

“We need to be clear that there is no such thing as giving up one’s privilege to be
‘outside’ the system. One is always in the system. The only question is whether one is
part of the system in a way that challenges or strengthens the status quo. Privilege is
not something I take and which therefore have the option of not taking. It is something
that society gives me, and unless I change the institutions which give it to me, they will
continue to give it, and I will continue to have it, however noble and equalitarian my
intentions.” - from the Kendall document.

The biggest weakness I've seen in sociology, particularly regarding sex, race, privilege, feminism, gender - is the "what do we do now."  Biblical traditionalists have much more direct and straightforward answers to this area, which I know many find compelling.  I can tell you I'm still learning on this, so I probably won't have many answers - let alone good ones.

I find a similar overlap with militant atheism and the vacuum that results from the objective meaning that religious worldviews maintain.  Mostly in that the most ardent advocates neglect that area and leave a lot of people in said vacuum once they've adequately made their case.  However, I think there's more resources towards this end then the above regarding privilege.
Do note that I'm bringing it up only to note similarities with changes in perspective - this thread is not about atheism. 

Your Turn / How women prophesy
« on: November 16, 2017, 10:18:05 AM »
Joel 2:28
"It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions.

Acts 2:17
“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams;

1Cor 11
"Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, 5 but every wife[c] who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven."

I could use a refresher here, and I'd like to hear from other denominations on how they bring this stuff together.
Essentially, what I'm asking is what this looks like - when, where, how may women prophesy, etc. 

Your Turn / A little something for everyone.
« on: May 03, 2017, 10:37:25 AM »
I read this last night, found it poignant.

A few bits of colorful language in there, just as a heads up.  Still worth it though. 

Your Turn / Lazarus and the Rich man.
« on: December 01, 2016, 12:21:10 PM »
Primarily I'm curious if Lutherans in general or You (the reader) believe the story of Lazarus and the Rich man to be an actual occurrence. 

What I'm not interested in is the a debate on the meaning of it, or if it's true regardless.  This is more of a yay or nay survey.  If it's somewhere in between, feel free to say plausible, likely, unlikely, probably, probably not, etc. 

Thanks in advance.

Your Turn / Do you support elimination of tax exempt status for churches?
« on: February 09, 2016, 12:29:43 PM »
I saw this question posed in another thread, and to be honest, I don't know where I stand on the matter.

Given the variety of Lutherans here, as well as some Catholics and Orthodox I've come to respect, I'd definitely love to hear thoughts on the matter.  I'm definitely willing to be educated on this. 

Your Turn / Lutherans and Global warming.
« on: July 26, 2015, 12:06:15 PM »
I see it come up in a number of threads (like when we talk about the Pope, Evolution, or science in general.)

I thought it would be worth bringing up here just as a consolidated climate change mega-thread.

Human influence on global temperatures (which is what we're talking about with climate change and global warming) can be possible for Evolutionists, Theistic Evolutionists, Old Earth Creationists, and Omphalists.  The largest skeptics come from Young Earth Creationists, to which any evidence past 10000 years is automatically rejected as it does not conform to the Bible. 

This thread will probably veer off in many ways or die altogether rather briefly, but the focus at hand is -Information, Consensus, Skepticism, and diagnosis.  I'm less interested in focusing on solutions in this thread, and more that I'm surprised at the resistance to such information as well as the reasons for such resistance. 

Included here is a fairly snarky, but entertaining and highly informative piece from a Science Correspondent.  There is some language, so if that is offensive, please do not click.

It has been noted that the climate change is not unanimous.  That's not how Science/Academia works.  It works on consensus.  Here's what that looks like   Please note the varied US science groups that agree.

Here's what that looks like internationally.

Why does this matter?  Lots of reasons.  A clever look at one can be found here.  Clip is included in the link.  (Yes, it's worth your time)

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