Archives for Jan 31, 2011 @ 20:14

A FB Comment (now even more public)

I don’t know how to retweet FB status updates, but here’s a sign of wonder: “As a Coptic orthodox Egyptian I can say that never in my life have I seen Muslims and Christians come together in Egypt as they are now. I cried on Orthodox Christmas hearing about how Muslims protected churches from extremists [Read More…]

Health Care Plan Struck Down

From [A federal judge in Florida, named] Vinson dismissed the key provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act– the so-called “individual mandate” requiring most Americans to purchase health insurance by 2014 or face stiff penalties. “I must reluctantly conclude that Congress exceeded the bounds of its authority in passing the Act with [Read More…]

Lenten Reading

What will you read this year for Lent? Many Christians don’t even bother with Lent, thinking that time of year is for high churches and the liturgicals. Some churches don’t bother with Lent because they’d rather not interrupt the series they already have planned. But Lent has been a part of the Church life from [Read More…]

Seeking God in Haiti

Kent Annan’s new book on Haiti, After Shock: Searching for Honest Faith When Your World Is Shaken, records his deeply personal search for God — for the reality of the Christian God — in the rubble of Haiti. Kent has been connected deeply in Haiti for nearly a decade, had returned to the USA not [Read More…]

American Political Mythbuster

David Sehat set out to “bust” apart some myths about the American political process in this new well-written and finger-pointing book: The Myth of American Religious Freedom. He goes after three myths that are both historically inaccurate and yet — because asserted so often and so well — are influencing American culture and the political [Read More…]