Did you know that Scott Brown, the newly-elected US Senator from Massachusetts, attends a Christian Reformed Church (New England Chapel--Scott Brown and New England Chapel)? One member describes New England Chapel as "a church for people who have given up on religion but not on God." Back in the day when Christ Reformed was still a CRC church plant, they pushed us to go in this direction. We didn't. But good to hear about Senator Brown. Lets hope he gets the distinction between the two kingdoms!
Talk about strict church discipline! Here's a story about a pastor who pulled a gun on his son because of the son's poor church attendance. People in circles like that ought to be careful. The son might just draw on pa, and I'll bet the son is quicker. Packin' heat
The Archbishop of Canterbury was recently in New York near Wall Street. Given the proximity to money and power, Rowan Williams was asked, "what does the good life look like according to Jesus?" His answer: “The Gospels give us a good picture of what the good life looks like,” Archbishop Rowan said. It resembles, he said, the disciples, extended family and devoted followers who surrounded Jesus during his ministry — a group of people united by “a common identity shaped by the fact that each depends on all others.” That's about what I would expect from Williams--nothing remotely related to the actual content of the four gospels. Why can't we just all live together in harmony and sing Lennon's Imagine? Williams on the "good life"
Here's another lame attempt to reach out to people during the Super Bowl. An L.A. megachurch (Mosaic) catering to twenty-somethings, many of whom are in the film-making industry, tries a bit of light-hearted humor centering on Dorritos and the resurrection. What am I missing? Christianity is not "cool" and it never will be. Megachurch commercial