Archives for Apr 12, 2012 @ 12:46

Churches in Saudi Arabia

From Bill Geertz: Saudi Arabia’s top Muslim leader recently issued a religious decree calling for all Christian churches on the Arabian peninsula to be demolished, a move that elicited protests from the U.S. government and undermines recent efforts in the kingdom to promote interfaith tolerance. Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Shaikh issued the fatwa, [Read More…]

The Health Care Issue: A Public Defender’s Take

This is from Patrick Hare, a longtime reader of this blog, who is a Public Defender. I clip the opening paragraphs: Guess how many states have laws that REQUIRE citizens TO BUY insurance? FIFTY.  That’s right, folks.  Every single one of them.   Red states as well as Blue states.  Require.  Citizens.  To Buy.  Insurance.  To be more specific, every single state requires citizens who [Read More…]

Tim Keller, Ross Douthat, 5 Social Factors

From TGC’s blog by Tim Keller, on Ross Douthat’s forthcoming book — on five social factors that have change the church: In his second chapter, Douthat attributes the change to five major social catalysts that have gained steam since the 1960s: First, the political polarization that has occurred between the Left and Right drew many [Read More…]

Evangelical Evolutionists … and an Opportunity (RJS)

Tim Stafford wrote a short, but nice, piece for the web-only edition of Christianity Today Evangelical Evolutionists Meet in New York on the recent BioLogos Theology of Celebration III Workshop in New York City. I don’t really like the phrase “Evangelical Evolutionists”  or the term evolutionist in general but the phrase has a certain headline [Read More…]

Ben Witherington, Women in Ministry 2

On Tuesday we posted the first part of Ben Witherington’s 7 minutes videos on women in ministry. Here’s a second one. Take a listen and we can have  a conversation here. [Read more…]