Even as Crossway releases the ESV Study Bible (see the previous post), Zondervan is countering with a "Green Bible." According to a press release, the text "highlights more than 1,000 verses about the earth in soy-based green ink. Essays by religious leaders and other resources on eco-justice are bound within the its 100 percent cotton/linen cover." Oh boy, I can't wait for this one. I'll bet it rots faster than a ripe banana, and will probably fall apart in no time. I realize that ecological stewardship is important, but something tells me a thousand "green" verses and comment from religious leaders on "eco-justice" will amount to major distraction from Jesus Christ. Click here: RNS Feature: "This is not your grandfather’s Bible"
Believe it or not, here's an apologetic of sorts for "on-line" worship. Yes, I know what you are thinking. What about Hebrews 10:25? Here's the answer. "The Bible talks about `not forsaking our own assembling together' (Hebrews 10:23-25). Is this really possible when you’re worshiping online? `Absolutely! I am sure there are people out there who use Web worship as a way to avoid having to interact with people—just like there are people who physically come to church, sit in a pew and never actually get involved. The important thing is that they showed up, and that is a great place to start.'" If your worship doesn't center around the preached word and the sacraments, this makes sense. Click here: Here @ Northland » Blog Archive » Signs and Wanders: Finding God on the Interstate and the Information Superhighway
You gotta love theological liberals. Now the left-wingers in the Anglican church are arguing that the Bishops and priests should give up their clerical attire because "the cassock and surplice are a form of `power dressing' which reinforce class divisions and prevent the wearer getting the Lord's message across." Oh, for the days when people called for a ban upon priestly clerical attire because these people are not priests, but ministers. Click here: Forcing priests to wear robes 'absurd', says theologian - Telegraph
Christians complain about the biased "liberal" news. The fact of the matter is that fewer and fewer Christians still work in the various news organizations, because they are leaving to report "Christian news." Click here: The Associated Press: Evangelicals are in the news, but not in newsrooms