Saturday, August 06, 2005

Changes at World Magazine Blog

Joe Carter of the popular Christian blog The Evangelical Outpost has assumed the reins of a blog I read every day, several times a day, the World Magazine Blog. Carter takes over for . . . Joanna Veith who is getting married today and moving to Australia.

As of this morning, Carter has already unveiled a new design and will be introducing several new features for the blog later this month. Be sure to stop by the new World Magazine Blog and have a look.

8 Comments:

At Saturday, August 06, 2005 6:03:00 PM, Blogger crallspace said...

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At Saturday, August 06, 2005 6:37:00 PM, Anonymous Alex said...

Dan,

We happen to be politically conservative and Christians. You are definitely right, Christianity is more important than politics. Thanks for your reminder.

 
At Saturday, August 06, 2005 6:49:00 PM, Blogger Mickey McLean said...

Thank you for stopping by, Dan, and reading a few posts and leaving several comments. You're welcome here anytime.

I do believe that one's faith transcends all aspects of his or her life, whether it be politics, work, school, family. Hopefully, by doing so, it will provide a positive example and witness to nonbelievers.

Yes, I am a Christian and I am a conservative, both politically and theologically, hence the name of this blog, however I do not believe that any one political party or politician holds all the answers. It's just that one party is reflecting my values much better than the other right now (I'm a former Democrat, by the way).

What it comes down to is that my faith is not in George Bush, the Republican Party, or any other man or manmade entity here on Earth, it is in Jesus Christ.

 
At Saturday, August 06, 2005 10:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan,

My apologies to Mickey...but you are an idiot. Who told you that you had to visit this blog? Who are you to tell anyone what type of blog they should have in this free society?

Oh, I forgot, you are a liberal. You only believe in freedom of liberal speech. Your liberal laws state that you must include an assinine comment about the president in each post. It gives you the power to judge who is Christian and who is not. It gives you the right to call one a liar without the courtesy of explanation and proof.

There are PLENTY of liberal blogs out there to commiserate with. They all share common hatred, baseless bias and unmitigated ignorance. But I'll bet dollars to dougnuts that you don't pop in their blog and criticize their existance.

the Heckler

 
At Saturday, August 06, 2005 10:48:00 PM, Blogger Mickey McLean said...

On this blog, we can agree or disagree all we want with each other on the issues, but, Heckler, let's be civil and stop with the name-calling, please.

 
At Sunday, August 07, 2005 6:02:00 PM, Blogger George said...

Mickey, thanks for the note of civility. The Heckler often says things that are ripe with prejudice and lacking in thoughtfulness and love. As they say here in the South, he is just so blessed!

I am interested in your response to Dan's last comment. Take for example the Bush administration's continuing opportunistic stands on issues that are relatively unimportant in light of national policy (why, for example, make a gay marriage amendment a national political issue when the Iraq conflict and the economy is clearly the national priority and also the purview of government?) but all have importance in the conservative Christian community. Doesn't the Right see that for what it is? I disliked the same kind of position shifting when Clinton did it to the Left. Indeed, this maneuvering finally came back to bite him in the a__, didn’t it?

We will have honest politicians only when we stop accepting their silly behavior (or do you like it when George "Lazarus" Bush takes dramatic helicopter rides to the White House to sign a bill to revive a dead woman?).

I would like to hear your thoughts.

 
At Sunday, August 07, 2005 9:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael says;

"We will have honest politicians only when we stop accepting their silly behavior (or do you like it when George "Lazarus" Bush takes dramatic helicopter rides to the White House to sign a bill to revive a dead woman?)."

This from the guy who says the Heckler is ripe with prejudice and lacking thoughtfulness?

Sounds prejudistic and thoughtless (not to mention un-original) to me. Is the rule that so long as you are criticizing Bush- it doesn't count?

the Heckler

 
At Sunday, August 07, 2005 11:57:00 PM, Blogger Mickey McLean said...

Dan wrote:
"...and if you are suckered in by Bush's lies that he is a Christian, you're just another unwise sheep."

Michael wrote:
"I am interested in your response to Dan's last comment. Take for example the Bush administration's continuing opportunistic stands on issues that are relatively unimportant in light of national policy (why, for example, make a gay marriage amendment a national political issue when the Iraq conflict and the economy is clearly the national priority and also the purview of government?) but all have importance in the conservative Christian community. Doesn't the Right see that for what it is?"

Michael and Dan, I do not feel suckered in at all. Is George Bush infallible as a politician or as a man or as a Christian? No. But I sincerely believe that he tries his absolute best to do what's right for our country. I trust him, and he hasn't done anything in my eyes to betray that trust. I find him to be fair, consistent and a man of conviction. I pray for him every day.

As for issues such as the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman, President Bush did not pick that fight. That issue was thrust upon him and the rest of our country by activist judges in places like Massachusetts and San Francisco. All he did was respond to it, and in a way that was consistent with what he believes.

On the Terri Schiavo case, I was very much in support of her parents. (If you want to read more about where I stood on this issue, feel free to dig back into my archives.) I am not so sure that what Congress and the president tried to do to intervene was appropriate, but I admire them for trying.

 

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