So, even though Jeremiah Wright's political rants are offensive, I can't judge him, because he's my "brother in Christ" . . . Wait a minute! Wright's politics are one thing--and I for one, really don't care what his political views are. But shouldn't I determine what he "confesses" about Christ before declaring him "my brother." There's a step missing here somewhere. Click here: Jeremiah Wright, Evangelicals' Brother in Christ | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction
Talk about the ultimate nanny state . . . Can you imagine living in a nation ruled by Islamic clerics? But in this case, the Islamic clerics are actually the sane(r) ones, as they pressure their apocalytpic President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to back off in his devotion to the Mahdi (the "hidden Imam") whom Ahmadinejad believes is secretly directing Iran while still hidden in a well. Click here: Iran clerics rebuke Ahmadinejad over 'hidden imam'
Sorry, but the church is not a family business. We have the Osteens, the Schullers, and now the Falwells. Come to think of it, since these are "ministries" and not churches, maybe the family business model does work. This is what happens when a "ministry" is built on personalities, and the founder either dies, or gets too long in the tooth to continue. Junior must step up, and take dad's place to keep the ministry going. That's how family businesses work. Click here: RNS Feature: "A year later, Falwell sons assume father’s mantle"
Yup, the Vatican has gone high tech. Now, you can get your very own text message from Pope Benedict XVI. Click here: Pope goes digital to better connect with youth | Technology | Reuters