About

Conway Stone is a forty something year old man living in the Philadelphia suburbs trying to come to grips with actually living my faith.  I see lots of problems out there and as I try to respond to the world with Christian Love I tend to fall flat on my face a lot.  I always do better when I journal about my experiences and I am looking for companions on the journey who struggle as I do with the message of a simple carpenter from the mid east a couple of thousand years ago.  I’m not so much interested in highlighting the answers to the dilemma’s I face but I want to get really good at honestly confronting the questions.  I want to deal with the real issues, I want to document the struggle for answers and to chronicle faith in action. 

Not that I have any lofty goals or anything.  Enjoy the site and may the peace of Christ be with you always.

Conway Stone

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7 responses to “About

  1. You claim to full of “Christian love”, and yet all that seems to flow from your finger tips is sneering abuse and deep negativity.

    Let’s see some evidence of these Christian traits. Y’know, turning the other cheek, loving thy neighbor, respecting and attempting to understand the other point of view. From reading a couple of your posts you have an over-simplified perspective of what’s right and wrong, and appear to have a very uncharitable heart.

    Sorry if this is wrong, but it is how you portray yourself. Challenge a few of your prejudices and preconceptions. Consider the possibility that life isn’t quite as black and white as you think it. Consider the possibility (just the possibility) that your attitude is inflexible, somewhat bigoted, and un-Christian.

    Good luck. You’re an unhappy guy with some evident creative talent that’s being channeled into negative directions at the moment. Think where you might be if this energy was directed into more fruitful areas.

  2. Thank you for your comments Peter. To the extent that this blog reflects Christian Love; I can assure you that the credit is due entirely to God and the shortcomings of this Blog belong entirely to me. I am not a perfect Christian. That’s just the truth of the matter.
    I don’t think that “turning the other cheek” means not speaking out against abortion, the looting of Social Security and Medicare, the failure and even the highly destructive aspects of our social engineering, or our strange notion that any values statement is necessarily an imposition of religion. I believe it is simply free speech. I believe that is the truth of the matter. I invite you to take up the matter of any of the Baby Boom Positions I have identified as mistakes and show me where I am wrong.
    I must also admit that I don’t respect and attempt to understand everyone’s point of view. I think it’s silly to maintain that there is any moral equivalency between those who believe one should love his neighbor with, say, a murderer who believe he should shoot his neighbor. I don’t respect or worry about understanding the point of view that people should drop out of high school, feel entitled to a life of crime, refuse to father their children or encourage women to believe they can look at the life within them, find it inconvenient: and terminate that life without review and or consequences. Women are not wise enough to determine that an inconvenient unborn baby is unworthy of life without counsel and very compelling reasons.
    It’s important to note that while I strive to love baby boomers and murderers alike, I don’t pretend to condone or approve their behavior. As a citizen in the United States of America I believe that I have not only the right but the duty to point out our society’s errors and try to correct them in the marketplace of ideas. I believe free speech is not merely a right but a duty and I’m quite convinced that my Christian values are far superior to the humanist values of many of my peers. I point this out as effectively as I can because I want us to change back to logical reasonable people who put politically correct games behind us.
    Peace be with you sir,
    The Bear

  3. Mr. Bear, you are 100% correct sir. Watchman on the wall….

    Matthew 24:
    4Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,[a]’ and will deceive many. 6You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.

  4. The ideals of so called “Christian love” are to be applauded they are however not unique to your religion or even rare amongst religions. However with events such as the crusades, the inquisition, the persecution of Galileo Galilei firmly under the belt of the Christian church I wonder how indeed can any one choose willingly to associate with an organization that has firmly debased itself and proven morally bankrupt by its own value system. Even in today’s times the church has a recent history of murdering abortion clinicians and the abuse of children both sexually and physically by cult officials. How can you call your self a Christian how can you be apart of such an inherently corrupt institution?

    Further more are you blind to the divisions created by the church how religion divides the people and fragments humanity. There are 34,000 separate Christian faith groups in the world over half of which are independent churches with no desire to become part of a larger denomination. Do you not see the inherently divisionary nature of religious institutions? With concepts like holy war, religious persecution, and the subjugation of those who follow other belief structures how do you not see the divisionary nature of your church and its inherent need for self preservation which will forever inhibit its ability to love all mankind as equals.

    If you wanted to live by “Christian Values” you and every other Christian would leave your churches, quit handing money over to priests and cardinals who pull the wool over your eyes and join hand in hand with your fellow man under the light of the sun.

    If you want to keep reading your book that’s fine there is nothing inherently wrong with the teachings of Christ but that house of cards steeple and all must come tumbling down for it is not by any definitions a house of god.

    The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion

  5. I love your site. Keep it up !

  6. Mr. Bear, I am with you. I do agree that not all in life is black and white but it is very clear in the Bible. As a evangelical christian it is my responsibility to vote, love my neighbor and stand up for christian values. Those values include not supporting abortion, or the right to it, not supporting homosexuality or many of the other sins in the Bible. The Bible does not say we are to open minded and tolerant. The past is narrow and there is only 1 way to obtain savvation, through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. The “church” did not kill an abortion doctor a person did. We are to love our neighbor but we are NOT to compromise on God’s word.

  7. Hi, I’ve been wondering why you stopped blogging on your page? I enjoyed reading them over the years…

    Thanks, Seth.

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