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Wars are precipitated by motives which the statesmen responsible for them dare not publicly avow. A public discussion would drag these motives in their nudity into the open, where they would die of exposure to the withering contempt of humanity.

(David Lloyd George)

 

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Archived Material

Please take notice that this content is extensive and the listings are arranged according to sections of material. We offer informational material, items of interest, inspirational material, and an in depth section which presents detailed presentations of our positions. Please take the time to scroll the page, and we hope you will find something that will interest you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SUMMARIES OF CONCEPTS -------------------

A MESSAGE TO OUR VISITORS FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS

INSPIRATION & THE BIBLE  JESUS,OUR VIEW

Finding One's Self

*VISIT IN DEPTH MATERIAL SECTION (in red boxes below) FOR DETAILED TRACTS ON MANY CONCEPTS

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BIBLE STUDY LESSON GUIDE --- Some alternative ways of looking at Scripture ( a work in progress)

THE ECLECTIC CREED --- A simple look at our perspective

6 THINGS TO PONDER from The Eclectic Church6

"HOW VERSUS WHY" (some food for thought)

VIOLENCE IN AMERICA

Present Day Miracles

INFORMATIONAL MATERIAL ----------------------------------------------------------

& Editorial Comments

PRAYERS OF ACTION

Idealism, Where has it gone?

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GENESIS for Our Age LOVE SPEAKS PRINCIPLES

 

 An Eclectic Version of THE LORD'S PRAYER

6 THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS discovered in Nag Hammdi, Egypt in 1947 6

THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS

6 POETRY6

The Meaning of life

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IN DEPTH READING

ONE: A PERCEPTION OF GOD

(Taken from the a work written by A. R. Schaffer, RESPONSIBLE THEOLOGY, Chapter Two entitled God, PP 51-113, 1999) These thoughts reflect some of the perceptions and theological ideals upon which we are building our Eclectic views. Mr. Schaffer is one of the founders of the Eclectic Church and has written Responsible Theology over a period of ten years, the work is still in progress. The five completed sections will be posted here in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please email Art or John at our email address.

TWO: A practical approach toward Theology

(This also is taken from "RESPONSIBLE THEOLOGY" 2000. It gives insightful guidance on a responsible approach toward theological ideas. It contains some of the fundamental guidelines we have followed in the establishment of this church.)

 

 Three: God's Revelations to Man

(This also is taken from "RESPONSIBLE THEOLOGY" 2000. It gives insightful guidance on a responsible approach toward theological ideas. It contains some of the fundamental guidelines we have followed in the establishment of this church and our interpretations of Scripture.)

 

 FOUR: Sin, Evil, Morality and Ethics

(This also is taken from "RESPONSIBLE THEOLOGY" 2000. It gives insightful guidance on a responsible approach toward moral ideas that are much more realistic than our often hypocritical pronouncements . It contains some of the fundamental guidelines we have followed in the establishment of this church and our interpretations of Scriptures.)

 

 

 

Jesus: The Theologian, The Philosopher, The Psychologist

(This also is taken from "RESPONSIBLE THEOLOGY" 2000. Examines Jesus, his life, work and teachings from a wide variety of perspectives. Unfortunately, far too often, Jesus is seen only as an object of worship. Eclecticism feels the life of this individual inspires far more than this narrow, and sometimes distracting, dimension. [This work is in progress and will be added to during the next few months. We are offering the first two installments now. ]

In the Coming

Months!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX

 

 

 

 

Supporting Material & Reference Material

 THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Archived Material

War - In the Other's Shoes A commentary by John Licata

 

Our thoughts on the Sept 11 tragedy!

 Idealism, Where has it gone? An ethical view of our State of the Union

 Is God "Neutral"? An editorial piece taken from the IPA Organization

A Prayer For The New Year

2004

 "Moment By Moment" an essay by Chris Floyd

Is God "Neutral"?

Ignorance At Its Worst

WISDOM AND INSPIRATION FROM OUR VISITORS

A Letter to Louise (by Bruce W Lowe)

What does the Bible really say about homosexuality?

Protecting Marriage --- From What?

The Tragedy of Teri Schiavo

`The Judas Gospel

 

April 2006

 

 

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