Prince George, the future King of England, was baptized yesterday. For that occasion, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who baptized the prince, made a quite remarkable video about the meaning of baptism. Read the excerpts and watch the video after the jump. Note the very end, especially, about the Sacrament signifying that Christ is “for you.” It sounds pretty Lutheran to me! [Read more…]
We are learning that the problems with HealthCare.gov, the website that is the portal to Obamacare health insurance, are not just due to the large number of people trying to sign on. It turns out that the website is symptomatic of government incompetence on an epic scale. [Read more…]
In our continuing effort to try to figure out the new Pope of Rome–is he a liberal? a traditionalist? a traditionalist acting liberal?–another possibility has presented itself: Is he evangelical? (Not “an evangelical,” but evangelical in the sense of stressing the Gospel–grace, Christ, the Word of God–more than the typical Roman Catholic pontiff?) [Read more…]
Nonprofit hospitals are defined as those that devote at least 3% (or in some states 4%) of their revenue to treat patients who cannot pay for treatment. Well, if Obamacare works to insure everybody, those requirements might be hard to meet, forcing the 60% of the nation’s hospitals that are non-profit to lose that status and the tax advantages that go with it.
Notice that patients without insurance WERE getting treated, and that hospitals had a strong financial incentive to treat them. (Did you know about that? Why hasn’t the charitable dimension of the old system been discussed? Might that have been improved as an alternative to changing our whole health care system for everyone?) This is another unintentional revolutionary consequence of Obamacare. After the jump, read the story from Forbes. [Read more…]
My friend and former colleague Joel Heck has been doing some exhaustive research on the life of C. S. Lewis. He has put together a detailed chronology that you can see on his website. On the basis of that work, Joel has prepared a C. S. Lewis calendar. It isn’t tied to a particular year, so it can be used year after year, showing what the great Christian apologist, literary scholar, and fantasy writer was doing on any particular day. After the jump, details about how to get one of these calendars. [Read more…]