This will do wonders for American foreign policy and Middle East peace (ugh). John Hagee led several hundred evangelicals (actually, self-professed "Christian Zionists") through the streets of Jerusalem, waving flags and chanting, "we love you, Israel," "Israel is not alone" and "God bless Israel." Who says your eschatology doesn't have practical implications? Click here: US Evangelicals March Through Jerusalem
The latest fixture of western civilization that upsets Muslims--life insurance. I guess with all the suicide bombers, its probably hard for some of them get a decent rate. A whole life policy is probably out of the question. Click here: Health Insurance illegal: Islamic body- Insurance news-Insurance-Personal Finance-The Economic Times
Speaking of Muslim outrage, Islamic interest in the al-Madhi (the Islamic messiah) is continuing to ramp up. Islamic apocalyptism mirrors, in many ways, the likes of evangelical prophecy pundits. The al-Madhi is going to bring global peace through a universal caliphate. Of course, John Hagee and his merry band of Christian Zionists marching through Jerusalem does nothing to inflame this. Click here: Pajamas Media » Blog Archive » Will Iraq Stoke Flames of Islamic Messianism?
I'll bet this is not the answer to Tony Campolo's question from a couple of years back, "what would Jesus drive?" Where does Marc find these things? Click here: You Supply the Caption #85 - purgatorio
Finally, this resource looks promising. Seyoon Kim (the New Testament scholar) is writing a response to N. T. Wright's stuff on Paul and empire. Didn't take long for Wright's theology of justification based upon "a whole life lived," to focus on ethics, and the perceived evils of US foreign policy. (h.t. Lee Irons). Click here: Amazon.com: Christ and Caesar: The Gospel and the Roman Empire in the Writings of Paul and Luke: Seyoon Kim: Books