The Bible’s Inspiring Stories – In the Rose Bowl Parade

On New Year's Day, chances are you were among the 450 million television viewers watching the Rose Bowl and, before that, the Rose Bowl Parade.  The theme for the 2015 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade was “Inspiring Stories”--and the seventh float in the line-up celebrated the most inspiring story of all.   The float designed and constructed by Lutheran Hour Ministries, the only Christian float in the Parade, was named "The Bible ... God's Story."  It featured an open Bible, a nativity sce … [Read more...]

The New Evangelization: Perfect for Catholics Who Already Know All That Stuff…

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It's autumn here in Michigan, and that means that the trees are wearing a vibrant palette of burnt sienna, cadmium red and yellow ochre.  The leaves are twitching, spinning in the breeze--and just one gust can send them gliding earthward, severing their connection to the branch which has nourished them through the warm summer days. *     *     *     *     * I thought about this, watching the downward dance of leaves in the front yard.  The oak and maple leaves seem finally free, untethered; but … [Read more...]

Taylor Swift Gives a Nod to Boston College’s New Evangelization Video

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Pop star Taylor Swift has given an enthusiastic "thumbs up" to Boston College's music video of her latest #1 hit "Shake It Off".  The star tweeted to her 45,600 fans,The Church in the 21st Century Center at Boston College produced the video to help promote its "Espresso Your Faith Week", September 28-October 3.  They posted it, using the Twitter hashtag #BCShakeItOff.According to the university website, the student-produced video is an invitation toShake Off our burdens and cho … [Read more...]