Celebrating a thirty-five minute life.

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A few weeks ago, the Kansas City Star wrote about church with an illness — a megachurch with microaccountability. Last Sunday and Monday, it covered the antidote. Jessica and David Weatherford were told in November that Jessica was carrying a baby boy. But they were also told that he carried an extra copy of chromosome… Read more »

Mega(un)churches in Europe

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Friday’s WSJ notes a disturbing trend: confrontational, ‘evangelizing’ atheism. THE NEW CRUSADERS: As Religious Strife Grows, Europe’s Atheists Seize Pulpit The article highlights the weekly two hour lectures of Michel Onfray a “celebrity philosopher and France’s high priest of militant atheism.” Onfray fills a college lecture-hall each week for talks on “Hedonist Philosophy.” They sound… Read more »

Merry Easter!

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PR dunce or genius?   A PR copy-writer attempts to enlighten Brits about the true meaning of Easter — Jesus’ birth.  Times UK version.  Theo Hobson’s column is chuckle-worthy, too, though his conclusion that we should “be honest about the coexistence of pagan and Christian in our culture” is off base, as if the blunder would… Read more »

First Things…

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Looking back at my (semi) recent posts, they reflect my reading material — short news stories and blog posts. For Christmas, my wife arranged a subscription to First Things, a Journal of Religion, Culture and Public Life. Two issues came within the past couple of weeks, and I’ve enjoyed each thought-provoking article from cover to… Read more »