Archives for Sep 26, 2010 @ 20:31

One of Chicago’s Finest

If you’ve not been to Tre Kronor, you’re missing something. [That’s Britta in the red.] [Read more…]

To Colbert or Not?

The Dems are divided on this one, and I wonder where you stand. Hoyer says No, Pelosi says Yes. Washington (CNN) – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said comedian Stephen Colbert embarrassed himself last week when he testified before Congress. “I think his testimony was not appropriate,” Hoyer told FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace. [Read More…]

To Speak or Not?

There’s a bit of a fiasco going on right now about “Pulpit Freedom Sunday.” Evidently there’s a groundswell of pastors and leaders who think the IRS is clamping down to much on what can and what cannot be said from the pulpit on Sundays.

Nearly 100 pastors across the country planned to take part in Pulpit Freedom Sunday, an in-your-face challenge on Sunday to what the government says can and cannot be said in church.

The pastors, along with the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based nonprofit Alliance Defense Fund, are reacting to a law stating that churches are not allowed to support politicians from the pulpit, according to the ADF.

The growing trend is a challenge to the IRS from the churches, and may jeopardize their all-important tax-exempt status. But some pastors and church leaders said they are willing to defy the law to defending their right to freedom of speech…. [Read more…]

Dogs can pray, too

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Sunday as Resurrection Day

The Church sees Sunday as the day on which we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. May all things their creator bless … and in the words of George Herbert, “Easter” Awake, my lute, and struggle for thy part With all thy art. The cross taught all wood to resound his name, Who bore the [Read More…]

Preparing for Eucharist

In Alister McGrath’s newest book, The Passionate Intellect: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind, four themes connected to eucharist are explored briefly, and I want to reflect on each one over the next four weeks. Today is our fourth and final theme. Together. At the Table of our Lord we not only stand [Read More…]

Prayer for the Week

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. [Read More…]