Islamists among the Syrian rebels–whom the United States is supporting–are engaged in “religious cleansing” against that country’s 2 million Christians. Many are being murdered, dying for their faith. Details after the jump. [Read more…]
Lectio continua is the ancient practice of reading the Bible from beginning to end. Quite a few people do that on their own, but sometimes it has been read aloud. The 17th century Protestant community Little Gidding was built around Bible reading, and a Psalm would be read out loud every hour of every day and every night.
As they did last year, the youth group at Blue Ridge Bible Church in Purcellville, VA, led by frequent reader and commenter Rich Shipe, has started a marathon Bible reading exercise, which will run through the 4th of July. They will be on Main Street. Can’t miss them. Rich says that if you are in the neighborhood, drop by and do some reading. [Read more…]
On the LCMS website, looking for an address, I saw prominently featured an article or an interview or something I didn’t even remember doing in which I very succinctly summarize the Lutheran theology of culture. It’s rather different from other approaches, but I think it’s broadly applicable and can solve many of the problems Christians have today in figuring out how to relate to their cultures. This will also shed light on a continual theme of this blog, so I’ll post the thing after the jump. [Read more…]
A court stopped the imposition of fines being levied on Hobby Lobby for refusing to go along with the Obamacare contraception and morning-after-pill mandate until the case is fully litigated. In doing so, the court ruled that corporations and for-profit businesses have religious liberty rights. [Read more…]
More diplomatic embarrassment as additional Snowden papers reveal that the National Security Administration has been bugging the offices of the European Union in Washington, the United Nations, and even its headquarters in Brussels. (Not just the internet and phone monitoring. Old-fashioned microphones in the buildings.) So now our allies are mad at us. [Read more…]