Archives for Dec 18, 2008 @ 0:30


Do you think folks convert at a single moment or do you think it happens (for some) over time? Do you think it happens different for different people — some all at once and others over time? Let me give a big sociological sketch first. Studies reveal that folks, in a general sense, “convert” to [Read More…]

The Odd Couple

I don’t know if you saw this, but our President-Elect Barack Obama is proving that he wants to work with conservatives (and evangelicals) by asking Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration. We are happy for Rick Warren, who has come under too much fire of late. Our post yesterday on fundamentalist flip-flopping [Read More…]

Interview with Anne Rice 1

I recently read Anne Rice’s memoir (Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession ); the good folks at Beliefnet got me in touch with Anne for an interview — and I’m most grateful for her time and for her answers. Here is the first of two sets of questions:  Anne, your memoir singularly describes a [Read More…]

Acts of Advent 14

One of my favorite Advent figures is Simeon, another witness to Advent being the act of God to form the new Messiah-led community. Notice what Simeon says when God reveals to him that the little baby in the Temple is the Messiah — from Luke 2: 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, [Read More…]