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  1. Draga Danut, vreau sa te intreb care este blogul fiului tau. I like his style (somehow he reminds me of myself) and wanted to bring to his attention a very thoughtprovoking article by Evangel (blog) … “What is Evangelism” http://firstthings.com/blogs/evangel/2009/12/what-is-evangelicalism/

    Since they closed my Facebook account I am more limited in who and how I can contact folks. Bummer. But until I get it back, I wanted to continue the conversation with Daniel on this topic (Evangelism). My position is that what sets us (Protestants and neoProtestants) apart from RCC and OC is our emphasis on the Gospel-Evanghelia … thus Evangelical is a proper adjective to carry as a member of a confession/tradition/denomination that is Protestant, imho. What the term entails and comprises … may be very diff. from person to pastor.

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    • Daniel’s blog is on my blogroll in the Protestants section. Here is the link:
      http://dmthinktank.wordpress.com/
      However, I imagine what he will answer. ‘Evangelicals’ in the Church of Scotland tend to be mere fundmentalists. That is why, it seems to me, my son tries to distinguish himself from them, and rightly so. He’s seen enough of what fundamentalism can do in Romania.
      My situation is different. Having joined a denomination that is affected by a liberal mess, I prefer to be in the minority. In fact, I have been a minority all my life, so it’s my natural smell now. 🙂

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  2. I totally understand what you are saying and writing Danut. It is the sarcasm of such limiting terms “liberal” or “conservative” that used to be used in political arenas, now are also used as labels in the religious sphere.

    As your thoughtful explanation shows, it is most important to realize WHAT the term means in the context and by the person who uses it.

    That is why when someone uses labels to describe themselves (some circumstances and shortage of time necessitate) I try to ask what the term means for a person.

    For example, I want to consider myself a Follower-of-Christ and an Ecumenist who happens to serve and worship in a liturgical Lutheran local church.

    Just the pure use of these terms means that I prefer
    1) “follower-of-Christ” over Christian (in the American cultural context);
    2) Ecumenist over Protestant because my Christianity should strive for the unity that existed in the “one holy catholic & apostolic Church” of the 1st millenium and as we profess in the Creed;
    3) “liturgical Lutheran local church” because that is the denomination and worship style that I feel most comfortable with, but it is THE LEAST important of the 3 descriptions for me.

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  3. Danut,

    Iata I am making you aware of another great blog topic from Evangel with some critical thoughts on the logic of Bart D. Ehrman (the darling of the Agnostic-Atheist-Liberal-Christians in the USA).

    http://firstthings.com/blogs/evangel/2009/11/bock-erhman/

    I have read Bart extensively, because he is a textual criticism and Antiquity historical expert (speaks and reads 7 ancient languages) and is a pupil/evel of Bruce Metzger.

    He is most well know to the average reader for his “Misquoting Jesus” (2006), now (2009) for “Jesus Interrupted” and earlier in 2002/2003 “Lost Christianities” and “Lost Scriptures.”

    To the scholars or the nerdy ones he is know for “The Orthodox Corruption of Scriptures” and “Studies in the Textual Criticism of the New Testament”.

    He also co-wrote with Bruce M. Metzger “The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration”

    Have you heard or read much about him? Maybe you will allow me to write a short article on him for you blog?

    La Multi Ani!

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  4. Danutz, I also want to make you aware of some recent Lutheran articles written on other blogs that may be of interest to you and your audience:

    1) list of MARTIN LUTHER’s Primary Sources Online http://cyberbrethren.com/2010/01/09/martin-luther-primary-sources-online/

    2) What’s a Lutheran? Protestant, Evangelical, Catholic? Yes, and No.
    http://cyberbrethren.com/2010/01/08/whats-a-lutheran-protestant-evangelical-catholic-yes-and-no/

    Enjoy!

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  5. Danut,

    Some interesting articles/items I ran across on the internet:

    Why are some saved, and not others?
    http://cyberbrethren.com/2010/01/23/why-are-some-saved-and-not-others/

    “Graphic Novel” Version of The Small Catechism by Martin Luther (almost like a comic book … a FIRST of its kind)
    http://cyberbrethren.com/2010/01/26/graphic-novel-version-of-the-small-catechism-by-martin-luther/

    “The Church’s Calendar”
    http://firstthings.com/blogs/evangel/2010/01/the-churchs-calendar/

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  6. Danut,

    about the new iPad released by Apple Inc.

    A very good technical REVIEW of what is GOOD and BAD with the iPad from Silicon Valley’s paper – San Jose Mercury News

    “Wolverton: iPad neat, but I’m waiting for ver. 2.0”
    http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_14281338?nclick_check=1

    and video clips from Nightly News MSNBC:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/ns/nightly_news#35110326
    and
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/ns/nightly_news#35098950

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  7. Sa gasit repde cine sa faca Comentarile de aparare Danut Manastireanu, colaborator al SECURITATI, care a tradat fratii pocaiti.
    UN VAGABOND CARE MERITA IMPUSCAT IN CAP
    Pacat ca esti lup in piele de oaie,va veni ziua judecati si pt tine.

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    • Multumesc frumos domnul meu. Banuiesc ca sunteti vreun securist frustrat, de genul ‘Cobrei”.
      Din pacate vremea voastra s-a terminat. Nu puteti decit sa aruncati cu venin. Mult succes.

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    • pai nu e securist. e un frate (oare ce denominatie?) care regreta ca acum esti lup si el e oaie. acesta oaie are apucaturi foarte violente, cica sa te impuste in cap. nici macar in inima. sau altundeva. e foarte frustrat baiatul. ce n-ar fi dat sa fie si el lup, dar n-a avut curajul. i s-a facut rau ca a ratat ocazia si acum vomita la tine pe blog.

      e si analfabet, sau semi-analfabet, ca nu prea stie sa scrie. deci esti comentator, aparator, colaborator, tradator, vagabond, lup travestit. a reusit 41 de cuvinte din care 5 scrise gresit. mai mult nu poate. e de la tara sau sta la periferia unui oras mic, munceste fizic, poate e pensionar chiar. are fişa la glumetzi şi pensie mica. e nervos ca nu si-a luat medicamentele saptamina trecuta, farmaciile nemaiavind fonduri pentru retete compensate. si pt ca nu mai poate turna, acum s-a oferit voluntar. crede ca face o munca de mare importanta.

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  8. Pace,
    Ma numesc Ionut Chirita si sunt student in anul IV la ITP. Va rog daca puteti sa imi trimiteti, daca stiti, adresa fratelui Jemna.
    Am o intrebarea pt dansul, dar poate stiti si dumneavostra. Imi puteti da numele unui teolog arminian care sa fi scris o teologie sistematica?
    Multumesc anticipat.
    Ionut

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  9. DESPARTIRILE NE DOR !
    (un omagiu adus poetului crestin Ionatan Pirosca)
    Oamenii care au trait in doua regimuri, doua secole, in doua stari si mai ales au avut de infruntat nevolnicia vremilor, a regimurilor si a semenilor, oamenii acestia au un mesaj deosebit de transmis. Pe deasupra tuturor acestor strangeri si constrangeri si serpuiri printre si pe sub stanci – adica bolovani – prietenul si fratele Ionatan, mereu increzator si visator, s-a nascut si a trait cu maietria cuvantului clar rostit si rostuit, purtator de valente, de taine si invataminte. Asa l-a primit, asa ni l-a daruit.
    Acum, la trecerea lui in lumea dreptilor, fie-mi ingaduit ‘iubiti iubitori’ ai cuvantului care inalta, care invata si mai ales care lumineaza, fie-mi ingaduit sa aduc omagiul nostru al tuturor omului care a luptat cu sabia cuvantului, cu palosul exprimarii calde si neduplicitare.
    L-am cunoscut in tumultul bataliei pentru promovarea versului romanesc si crestinesc, in inimaginabila lui traire a cuvantului armonios ’’pe stil nou’’ de care a ramas legat toata viata lui. Era riguros in tot ce scria si ce facea, evita cu sarg polemicile de orice natura, iar atunci cand nu le putea ocoli cu nici un chip era aprig si neinduplecat. Argumentul lui forte era : viata mea atarna doar de mila lui Dumnezeu si se numara oricum in zile, de ce m-as face vrasmas adevarului ce mi-a fost revelat ? Il voi marturisi asa cum l-am primit, oricare ar fi pretul pe care va trebui sa-l platesc…
    Dupa ce a petrecut ani lungi in scaunul cu rotile si s-a obisnuit cu gandul ca ’’…trebuie sa mor’’, imi scria cu ceva timp in urma ’’Ma simt si traiesc atat de bine cat o poate face UN OM care tocmai a primit un al doilea diagnostic mortal ! ‘’
    Si astfel pentru cel care se numea pe sine ’’Omul ca semn de intrebare’’ puntea suferintelor s-a rupt si el a trecut de partea cealalta unde e pace.
    L-am pretuit si l-am citit pe poetul Ionatan Pirosca. Am inceput cu cartea « Sabia Domnului si a lui Ghedeon » pe care mi-a daruit-o cu dedicatie, Apoi am tras cu urechea si am aruncat privirea pe « Cuvinte la schimb », insa serialul riguros si amplu, publicat pe wordpress.com, intitulat « Jurnalul scrierii iubirii » ar putea sa va convinga pe oricare dintre dumneavoastra cei care iubiti poezia, ca ne despartim de unpoet de mare talent pe care Domnul l-a lasat printre noi numai doua etape din viata : tineretea si maturitatea.
    Oare cum ar fi aratat si ce tezaur poetic ne-ar fi lasat Ionatan Pirosca-batranul, daca ar mai fi ramas printre noi ? A plecat la Domnul aproape tanar si astfel despartirea ne doare si mai mult. Dar il vom regasi in vesnicii si mai tanar si vom relua impreuna « realitatea trairii iubirii… »
    Iti multumim Doamne, Care dai daruri oamenilor, Iti multumim pentru mesajul ce ne-ai trimis prin glasul lui Ionatan.
    Te rugam sa-i mangai pe toti cei care il plang.
    Zaharia Bonte – Bruxelles – 18. 04. 2010

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  10. Pentru Dl Manastireanu:
    Cand timpul va permite, cred ca o sa gustati urmatoarul audio:
    [audio src="http://www.ecconline.cc/ecconline/media/sermons/bridge/audio/earl_creps2010.mp3" /]

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  11. locuiesc in belgia de 10 ani cu sotia si o fetita. sunt membru evanghelica biserica elim bruxlles .astazi sunt misionar si merg in toata lumea m-ai ales in manastirile din romania. am fost calugar monah ortodox 9 ani si m-am intors de 11 ani si sunt foarte fericit ca viata m-ea sa schimbat complect .peste 120 calugari si preoti s-au intors la dl . daca cine nu cunoaste pe dl puteti sa faceti publica marturia m-ea.nr tel 0032487163599. s-au skipe florinpistritean.dl isus sa va binnecuvinteze amin.

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    • Dumnezeu sa va binecuvinteze decizia pe masura sinceritatii ei.
      De asemenea sper ca, in pasiunea convertirii, nu credeti ca toti ortodocsii sunt pierduti si toti evanghelicii sunt ingeri.
      daca credeti asta, traiti intr-o periculoasa autoinselare si riscati sa aveti mari dezagiri. Spun asta ca unul care a trait toata viata intre evanghelici si le cunosc bine atit laturile luminoase, cit si pe cele mai intunecoase (si sunt destule, va asigur).
      Din fericire, linia de despartire intre ‘fiii luminii’ si ‘fiii intunericului nu este una verticala, separind o confesiune de alta, ci orizontala, separindu-i pe cei veritabilii copii ai lui Dumnezeu din toate confesiunile de fatarnicii din acestea.

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      • Domnule Danut.
        cat priveste linia, eu cred ca e totusi verticala (si v-a pune oile la dreapta, si caprele la stanga.)

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      • Absolut de acord. Dar, din fericire Domnul nu v-a dat dvs. dreptul de a face despartirea. Ar fi cumolit, caci vaditi reale calitati de Mare Inchizitor. Calificarea asta el a pastrat-o pentru sine. De aceea nu avem motive a ne teme.

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  12. ce sa facem frate Florin
    cei ce asi au dumnezeii ciopliti si pictati, agatati pe pereti, nu se intorc asa usor la Dumnezeul adevarat.
    Nici nu e de mirare. Domnul Isus spune: Nimeni,
    nu poate veni la Mine,daca nu-l atrage Tatal care M-a trimis.
    Si Dv. vau trebuit multi ani pana sa fiti atras.
    Talharul de pe cruce a fost atras in ultimul minut din viata.Dumnezeu are un plan cu fiecare pe care
    l-a ales inainte de intemeierea lumii.

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  13. frate danut.
    am o intrebare la care nu se inghesuie nimeni sa imi raspunda.
    cu privire la botezul nou testamental:cine poate boteza? (bineanteles conform scripturii) .
    cine are dreptul sa “oficieze” actul botezului?
    pastorul , prezbiterul, responsabilul bisericii, sau oricare simplu membru al bisericii?
    spun asta din pricina faptului ca apare tot mai vertiginos curentul vestic prin care se propaga tot felul de invataturi care mai de care mai ciudate (ca sa nu le spun altcumva).

    in asteptarea unui raspuns,
    dani.

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    • Dragul meu,
      Pe scurt, Biblia nu are porunci precise despre cine poate sau nu sa boteze. In mod normal, botezul ar trebui celebrat de o persoana ordinata si recunoscuta de biserica, dar in cazuri extreme, chiar si bisericile istorice recunosc inclusiv botezul savirsit de femei.
      Nu am timp acum sa sciu mai mult, dar daca vrea altcineva sa raspunde, este liber.

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  14. Ioan nu a facut parte din vreo biserica, si a botezat pe multi.
    Noi avem azi o Biserica, si eu cred caorce om care
    crede in Dumnezeu si La luat pe Domnul Isus ca
    mantuitor,iar in”tro Biserica este socotit ca un frate
    credincios,are dreptul sa oficieze botezul.
    In acelasi timp cred ca acel frate, trebue sa
    indeplineasca conditiile cerute de Biblie,unui
    Prezbiter. Asta cred eu,dar desigur, pareri sunt multe.

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      • pacat ca am fost inteles gresit de si am scris,-si v-a pune. NU am scris -si voi pune.
        de fapt d-voastra cunoasteti foarte bine cum sta scris,dar ati vrut sa schimbati
        ceva cum si … schimba cuvantul lui Dumnezeu, ….
        Domnule Danut.
        Nu am spus nimic in afara de ce e scris. Ce v-a jignit? Sunteti un ortodox convins?
        Ar fi mai bine sa fim copii ai Domnului, ca sa putem intelege voia Lui.
        Rog pe Domnul, sa va descopere daca am spus ceva fals.
        _________

        Am cenzurat si acest mesaj din pricina atacurile sectare la adresa alrot confesiuni.
        Daca repetati aceste atacuri, voi sterge toate mesajele dvs.

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  15. frate danut.
    cred ca tocmai din aceasta cauza de anarhie duhul domnului a pus pe inima fratilor inca din biserica primara ,o ordine prin care trupul asa cum il numeste pavel sa aiba nu numai cap sau maini sau picioare etc.
    cred ca exista o anumita randuiala pe care insasi biblia o are ,chiar daca ea nu este specifica oficierii actului botezului.
    exista specificatii clare in ceea ce spune biblia ca el a dat pe unii invatatori, pe altii care sa pastoreasca turma , pe altii care sa administreze s.a.m.d.
    imi place sa cred ca exista invatatura clara ,ce delimiteaza insarcinarile in ce priveste slujirea in trupul lui Christos.asta ca regula generala.
    nu spun ca nu au fost exceptii.
    de fapt , va rog a elabora(in limita timpului d-voastra) “exceptiile”.
    nu caut sa despic firul in patru insa unele lucruri trebuie sedimenatate ca principii,ca altfel fara principii nu putem sa umblam drept cu bajbaim.
    multumesc.

    dani

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    • Dragul meu, sunt la inceputul unei seerii lungi de intilniri aici in Cipru unde abia am ajuns si nu am vreme sa detaliez.
      Nefiind fundamentalist, pentru mine nu are importanta doar ceea ce soune Biblia, ci si ceea ce Biserica a considerat corect in toata istoria ei.

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    • Domnul meu,
      In principiu nu am nimic impotriva preudonimelor. Unele sunt justificate de motive legitime.
      Nu-i suport insa pe lasii care se ascund in spatele lor pentru a scrie magarii si a discredita pe altii.
      daca asta este intentia dvs., va rog nu incercati. E inutil.

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  16. Stimate domn Dănuţ,

    Cred că nu peste mult timp se va dovedi legitimitatea …şi în cazul meu. Nu cred că în cazul meu poate fi vorba de laşitate sau cu atât mai puţin de măgării sau discreditări.

    Dimpotrivă, dacă veţi avea amabilitatea de-a recenza ultimul meu comentariu pe marginea Invitaţiei la Decalog ( pe care trebuie să recunosc ,cu plăcere nedisimulată, că l-aţi postat nu demult), veţi putea constata că lucrurile stau invers!

    Cred totuşi că de la discreditare pănă la exprimarea unei păreri critice şi diferite, e cale destul de lungă.
    Aşadar, vreau să vă asigur de intenţiile mele cele mai…nobile!

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  17. care Biserica? Cea ….? ori cum cred ca nu e vorba de Biserica lui Christos.
    ___________

    Am cenzurat acest mesaj. Va ro sa va abtineti de la magarii sectare, sau mesajele dvs vor sfirst la cosul de gunoi.

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    • am cenzurat, am cenzurat.aceste cuvinte si amenintarile ma
      fak sa cred ca aveti atitudini comuniste, si ati enumerat un mare
      numar de securisti ca sa va ascundeti dupa o masca. cred ca ati studiat
      teologia pentru a avea o functie.dece nu veniti cu argumente din Biblie
      daca am spus un neadevar?
      Domnule Danut. Rog pe Domnul sa va deschida ochi, pentru a vedea
      care e adevarul. si daca sunteti un copil al Lui si un ales, ami veti da
      dreptate mai devreme sau mai tarziu. (la timpul potrivit) nu atarna
      nici de cine alearga, si nici de cine vrea, ci de Tatal care are mila.
      Domnul sa va binecuvinteze!!!!!

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      • ami pare rau ca am intrat pe acest blog. chiar va rog sa stergeti prin cenzura d.voastra TOT ! nu e locul meu aici. e un teren ne potrivit, si nu se merita sa-mi irosesc timpul. Cred ca e mai bine,sa stergeti tot. Nu ne potrivim. Sunteti “un numar mai mare” Sa fiti sanatos domnule Danut!!!

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      • Sunt absolut de acord. Ma bucur ca ati ajuns singur la concluzia corecta. Altfelar fi trebuit sa va spusn eu.
        Nu voi sterge insa,cel putin deocamdata, comentariile dvs. caci sunt un exemplu titpic de autosuficienta fundamentalista.
        Nu reveniti insa. Va pierdeti vreme. Nu am timp de prostii.

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  18. daca va face placere aruncati totul la cos.ce am de spus va spun d.voastra, si daca vreti sa nu citeasca
    si alti, aruncatile. v-a supara ca spun ce cred?
    nu-mi place sa spun doar vorbe magulitoare, lingusitoare, care vin dintr”o inima prefacuta.
    eu va-m spus cum eu cred, si nu cum d.voastra va place.
    Domnul sa-si reverse lumina Lui, peste toti cei ce cerceteaza Cuvantul Lui de dragul Lui, si nu pentru
    alte interese.
    Domnule Danut.
    daca aveti interes sa cercetam impreuna cuvantul
    lui Dumnezeu, putem sa o facem,dar cu frica si temere de El, si nu de oameni.
    cand ati vorbit de fatarnicii din confesiuni n-au fost
    magarii? va place sa jigniti, dar sa nu fiti jignit
    pentru ca e blogul d.voastra.
    Cred ca singur nu va place sa discutati. iar daca doriti sa discutati din cuvant, mie mi-ar face placere (in cel mai serios mod) Numai din cuvant,
    si fara doctrine. Cand am vorbit de ortodoxie nu,
    am spus ca este o secta.

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  19. VOTATI TEIUL DIN ROMANIA – ARBORELE EUROPEAN AL ANULUI!

    Sunt sanse mari ca arborele european al anului 2011 sa fie un tei de 500 de ani din Leliceni, Romania, (jud. Harghita). Deocamdata conducem, dar bulgarii sunt foarte activi la vot.
    Puteti vota aici: http://www.voting.treeoftheyear.org/ .
    Votati si trimiteti mai departe!

    Data limita 06 martie.

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  20. buna ziua
    citesc blogul dvs. si il apreiez

    sunt multe persoane din conducerea cultului penticostal care au colaborat cu securitatea

    dar ce nu inteleg eu acuma e ca multi dintre ei si acuma colaboreaza cu securitatea si acuma nu ii forteaza nimeni

    va intreb de ce mai colaboreaza acum in vreme de libertate slujitori biserici penticostale cu securitatea
    de ce sunt informatori lor
    eu cunosc cateva cazuri in cluj care au fost si cred ca mai sunt colaboratori securitati

    si au slujbe in biserici si sunt in pozitie de conducere la nivelul cultului penticostal din cluj

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    • Nu stiu cu siguranta daca sunt pastori evanghelici care colaboreaza ca informatori cu SRI. Se poate sa fie, dar eu num date in acest sens. Banuieli, dar, dar nu divezi. De ce o fac, ca si inainte de 1989, din interes sau de frica (mult mai irationala acum decit atunci). Si din prostie. Foarte multa prostie.

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  21. FRATE DANUT
    AM OPSERVAT IN MULTE RASPUNSURI LA COMENTARI..
    TERMENUL PROSTIE.EU ZIC CA NU-I FRUMOS CHEAR DACAI ASA.MAI BINE ZI INCORECT.NU-I BINE SA FOLOSIM CUVINTE CARE NE POT AFECAT SI CHEAR A PACATUI CU ELE…TERMENUL CAN NE REFERIM LA CINEVA ZI ZICEM PROSTIE..
    INSEAMNA CEL CARE LEA PRONUNTAT EL ESTE PROST..ZA ZICI LA CINEVA PROST E PACAT SAU SA ZICEM NEBUNULE..!CE NE ZICE BIBLIA DE ACESTE DOUA TERMENE…?ADICA PROST SI NEBUN.?..!

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    • Imi pare rau, dar din principiu nu accept ideea schombului de linkuri, din pricina dimensiunii mercantile implicate in acest gen de tranzactie. Multumesc pentru intelegere.

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  22. Iubite frate,

    ma slujesc si eu de efortul tau si se simtul tau critic sa ma orientez in a ma informa despre lucrurile credintei.
    As dori sa iti propun sa faci un portret viitorului presedinte a Republicii Federale Germane pastorul Joachim Gauck acest “unverbesserlicher Antikommunist” (Anticomunist incorigibil) supa caracterizarea pe care i-a facut-o Stasi.
    Exista putina difuziune in mediul evanghelic romanesc a acestui personaj si amplul consens de care figura lui se bucura in spatiul german poate ne va inspira la lucruri bune.
    Dumnezeu sa va aiba in sfinta Lui paza
    Dan Tamas

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    • Multumesc pentru sugestie, domnule Tamas. Mi-ar placea sa faca asta, daca timpoul imi va permite. Ma tem insa ca sunt intr-o perioada mult prea inmcarcata pentru asa ceva. Am sa rog insa un prieten. Sa vad daca are vreme.
      Pina atunci pun linkul unui articol scris de Vasilica Croitor.

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  23. Poate puteti sa postati pe blog …poate cineva din Romania va trimite un eseu pt acest project

    The Cambridge Inter-faith Programme, as part of its ‘Religion and the Idea of a University’ project, is running an essay prize. Win £200 for a 1,000 word essay on the relation between the modern western university and theology or religion. Closing date 31 January 2013. For details see http://www.ideaofauniversity.com/events/2012/jun/6/2012-idea-university-essay-prize/
    We are also hosting an inter-disciplinary conference on the same theme, 3–5 April 2013. For the Call for Papers, see http://www.ideaofauniversity.com/conference/call-papers/
    For more information about the project, see http://www.ideaofauniversity.com

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  24. poate prezinta interes pt abonatii blogului:

    The Association for the Philosophy of Judaism invites all interested parties to participate in an online symposium on Saul Smilansky’s paper “A problem about the morality of some common forms of prayer” (Ratio 2012 XXV: 207-15).

    Opening comments have been made by Professor Scott Davison (Morehead State) and Professor Smilansky

    The symposium can be found at http://www.theapj.com/symposium-on-some-immoral-forms-of-prayer-09-16-december/

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  25. Domnule webmaster Dănuț Mănăstireanu,

    Har și pace de la Domnul și Mântuitorul nostru Iisus Hristos !

    Vă informez că blogul REFLECTII.COM pe care îl promovați în blogroll la rubrica EVANGELICALISM) nu mai există :

    http://reflectii.com/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi

    Bănuiesc că au uitat să-și plătească domeniul… 🙂

    Sper că v-am putut fi de folos și vă doresc o zi binecuvântată !

    Cu drag,

    Tomis the Cat
    Blogger Evanghelic

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  26. Hello, Danut! Mike Morrell and I really appreciate your blog, and think you’d be an excellent candidate for our Speakeasy Blogger Network. Do you like to review off-the-beaten path faith, spirituality, and culture books? Speakeasy puts interesting books in your hands at no charge to you. You only get books when you request them, and it’s free to join. Sign up here, if you’d like: http://thespeakeasy.info

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  27. Christ is risen!

    Hello, Danut – I check you blog from time to time and have very much enjoyed your perspective over the past few years – somehow found a link to your blog in my Emerging Church internet wanderings. I found myself migrating out of +30 years of US Evangelicalism, not on the road to Canterbury – though I was attracted in that direction for a while. My life has been punctuated by Episcopalians who have been kind to me, and then there is N.T. Wright… but I could not affirm the 39 Articles – had major problems with all of Western theology except for Wright (because his is actually basically pre-schism). I was also not interested in returning to the Roman Catholic church where I was raised. Orthodoxy came at me out of left field, and except for a couple of things I had to work through, every time I turned around and found out something new about Orthodox theology, I found myself saying, “I already believe that…” I was received on Pentecost 2009.

    All that to say, I wonder if you know anything about this?

    http://www.mullmonastery.com/

    Having read that you have some connection to Celtic Christianity, I thought you might be interested. I have met Fr Seraphim and find him to be a lovely person. He is quite busy and can’t keep his blog very current right now, but when you get to Britain again I’m sure he would welcome you very heartily and really enjoy speaking with you, especially in limbra romana 🙂

    Dana
    in California

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    • Hi, Dana. Are you Romanian?
      Thanks for stopping by. I have many friends whi browse through here, and who usually do not comment – they are not the ‘commenting’ kind – but I am glad some find by rumbling helpful.
      As you probably found out, I did a PhD in Orthodox theology, and I usually ‘blame’ Orthodoxy for turning Anglican. I must confess I was never tempted to become Orthodox. I don;t have the staff Orthodox people are made of. I am structurally opposed to the ultra-conservatism that Orthodox people usually manifest – though there are exceptions; Frank Schaeffer is one of them. I am not fan of mildew – I do not believe that things – language, artefacts, doctrines, liturgies, are better because they are old. I do not see the connection. I am also an arch-enemy of philetism, a heresy that haunts Orthodoxy wherever it dominates. And much more.
      Yet, I have deep appreciation for academic Orthodox theology in general and for certain aspects in Orthodox spirituality, with the exception of its inherent impression that if one is serious with spirituality they have to become monastics, or they will never be fully committed. This is absolute rubbish for me.
      I do not know Fr Seraphim, though I have many Orthodox friends in England (Oxford and Cambridge) and in Scotland. As I have a fascination for Celtic spirituality and Iona (I have been four time there), of he settles on Mull, I might visit him. My son lives in Glasgow (he is a minister in the Church of Scotland) and I will have many opportunities to do it.
      All the best to you from Iasi, Romania.
      PS WE may communicate by email also, as this is a space for more public discussions. God bless!

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      • Thanks for the reply! No, I am not Romanian, but I am a long-time folk dancer and the Romanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian dances are my favorites. I was a German major in college and studied in Germany in ’76-’77. During semester break I made a trip of a big circle through northern (at the time) Yugoslavia, up the middle of Romania through Brasov to Cluj and then to Budapest and Vienna. I was going to go to Bucharest, but that was the year of the big earthquake -it happened while I was in Belgrade – and thought it best to avoid the city at that time.

        Interestingly, I “blame” Wright and his historical studies for me becoming Orthodox… I didn’t go to Orthodoxy just because it was old. I also see the damage pietism brings (in Orthodoxy or anywhere else), and agree with you that monasticism is very often wrongly viewed as the only committed way – though those who have such a view ignore the bulk of monastic teaching on the matter! I was searching for a holistic theology, and the more I learned about Orthodoxy, the more I thought, “I already believe that…” I rattled on a lot of doors, and when I opened that one, I found the Lord. There is really no other reason to go through any doorway.

        I hope you do meet Fr Seraphim. I think you would get along very well. I recently met Church of Scotland pastor Robert Calvert and his wife Lesley – their son is a teacher in a nearby community – lovely people.

        Hristos a inviat!

        Dana

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      • Thanks, Dana, for your beautiful testimony. I have many friends, some very close, who became Orthodox, and we still keep very close ties, unless they became fanatics. Then I stay away from them, as I stay away from Protestant (or Catholic) fundamentalists.
        So, you were in Romania in 1977? Or during the next large earthquake?
        In the mean time, I listened to a video recording of Fr Seraphim and I liked it. I also asked a friend of mine who is a Romanian Orthodox priest in Edinburgh and he confirmed Fr Seraphim is a good men. I also found out that he quite a gifted poet before becoming a monk. I would certainly try to meet him one day, either in Oxford, where he studies now, and where I have many friends, or on Mull, on one of my regular trips to Iona.
        Wow, you know Robert Calvert! He is a close friend. My son, Daniel, did his first church placement in the Scottish church in Rotterdam, which Robert was pastoring then. We also did some years ago a book launch on urban missions – one of his passions, at the Orthodox Seminary in the University here. He later did a course on urban missions there.
        By the way, where do you live?
        And finally, if you want to see some of the work I did on Orthodoxy and other topics, go a search on my name on academia.edu. You may find some things, including my doctoral work, which might interest you.

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  28. You are very kind, Danut – that and your wide-ranging Christian interests keep me coming back to your blog 🙂

    I was in Romania in early March 1977. The day of the earthquake I was actually in Belgrade. The people in the youth hostel where I was staying said they felt it, but I been on the train all night with little sleep and after that walked several miles uphill to the hostel. I was exhausted, and I slept for about 20 hours and so slept through the earthquake. Instead of going to Bucharest, I changed directions at Craiova and took the train north that way. I stayed in Fagaras (I know a dance from there, it was a sort of pilgrimage…), Brasov and Cluj.

    I live in Ukiah, California, about 2 hours north of San Francisco, and not too far from the coast, where I grew up. I went to college at Humboldt State University in Arcata. The Calverts’ son teaches at the High School in Potter Valley, to the northeast of Ukiah. You should be able to find the towns easily on your favorite map application. I only met the Calverts once, when they came to my book group with one of the other members, who invited them to come to the group having met them only the night before. It was so enjoyable talking with them.

    I will certainly check for your papers on academia.edu.

    Dana

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    • Very interesting, indeed.
      I will be coming to California mid June, but I will stay around LA and San Diego. I hacve some family memers living in Hayward, near San Francisco, but I have not been back there after 1991, when I have seen them.
      Alll the best to you.

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