Archives for Mar 2, 2012 @ 18:16

100 for Wilt

50 years ago tonight, Wilt Chamberlain, the Big Dipper, scored 100 points in one basketball game. He averaged over 50 points that season. Yikes. Those games between Wilt and Bill Russell were amazing contests of will and skill. A half-century ago, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a single game, one of the landmark achievements [Read More…]

Chicago’s Cardinal and Obama

From Business Insider: Barack Obama’s hometown Archbishop, Cardinal George, has issued a dire warning: if Obama’s regulations on health insurance are allowed to stand, all Catholic hospitals and schools will be destroyed through fines, sold-off to non-Catholics, or closed down within two years. He says that the Church will be “despoiled of her institutions” be stripped of [Read More…]

Good for Rick Warren

Good for Rick Warren. The Rev. Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest and one of America’s most influential Christian leaders, has embarked on an effort to heal divisions between evangelical Christians and Muslims by partnering with Southern California mosques and proposing a set of theological principles that includes acknowledging that Christians and Muslims [Read More…]

World Religions and the Catholic Church

No one other than the Pope gets to speak for the Catholic Church officially, but once definitive statements have been made the Catholic theologians will articulate at length both what is said in the statement and then infer what is implicit. Perhaps the most influential theologian at work in articulating what Catholics think about world [Read More…]

The Death Penalty

Most humans conceive of the death penalty in legal terms. That is, whether one if “for” or “against” it, the argument is legal: it is just or it is unjust. Those Christians who are “for” it often contend that “life for a life” is just, while those who are against it, Christian or not, often [Read More…]