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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Saints are people, too

Misremembering 1968
Religion & Politics: The events of 1968 as they relate to race and politics still live on in American public memory and policies, in ways that we continue to fail to understand.

Saints are people, too
Bearings: An interview with Karen Wright Marsh about her book, "Vintage Sinners and Saints: 25 Christians who Transformed my Faith."

East-side church rebuilding homes and lives in forgotten neighborhood
Indianapolis Star: Behind Eastern Star Church on Indy's east side, a rebirth is changing the landscape of Priscilla Avenue.

Alan Jacobs: a Christian intellectual for the internet age
America: Alan Jacobs is a Christian intellectual who has dedicated most of his career to bridging gaps not only between Christians and non-Christians but also between disciplines and audiences.

How Yo-Yo Ma became God
Religion News Service: It takes real artistry not only to know when to do -- but when not to do, as well.

Dictatorship the underlying problem in Nicaragua

The Cardinal Newman Society on Monday released its annual guide to help young Catholics make an informed choice as they navigate their search for colleges.  
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Bishop McElroy: focus on ‘deep-level conscience formation’

“Acting on behalf of the trial lawyers”: California bishops oppose bill that would re-open sexual abuse claims
Bishop McElroy: Catholics should focus on ‘deep-level conscience formation’: San Diego bishop gave second Cardinal Bernardin Common Cause Lecture at Loyola University in Chicago last week, favors "affective and inspiring" over "cognitive and exhortational"
An early morning save at the abortion center:"You're keeping your baby, right?"

Sin as an Offense Against the Body

The Church and Islam: Dangerous Illusions

William Kilpatrick

When I first began writing about the Church and Islam, I devoted a lot of space to describing ways that Church leaders could resist the spread of Islam. It seemed only a matter of time until they would wake up to the need to resist. As it turned out, however, that assessment was overly optimistic. […]

Sin as an Offense Against the Body

Fr. Tim McCauley

“Every other sin that a person commits is outside the body, but the impure person sins against the body itself.” More than any other type of sin, St. Paul is suggesting that impurity is a sin against ourselves. A deep healing of such sins cannot be limited to a correction of external behavior, but must […]

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

the gospel message—true for all peoples, all places, and all times.

Sam Chan, a practicing medical doctor and a public evangelist with City Bible Forum in Sydney, Australia, recently wrote Evangelism in a Skeptical World: How to Make the Unbelievable News about Jesus More Believable. Below, I talk with him about his new resource.
Ed: Why a book on evangelism?
Sam: Deep ...
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Christian Hospitality Isn’t ‘Southern Hospitality’

Rosaria Butterfield: Christian Hospitality Isn’t ‘Southern Hospitality’
Rosaria Butterfield: Christian Hospitality Isn’t ‘Southern Hospitality’
It has nothing to do with entertainment—and everything to do with addressing the crisis of unbelief.
Interview by Lindsey Carlson
Before Rosaria Butterfield became a popular Christian author, she was a tenured professor at Syracuse University, a lesbian feminist fighting to advance the cause of LGBTQ equality, and an unlikely convert. In 1999, her life intersected with the gospel of Jesus Christ through a friend’s radically ordinary hospitality. From hating Christians to becoming one, the transformation took place slowly and outside a church pew when the church came to her. In Butterfield’s newest book The Gospel ...
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The seven types of atheist

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Second priest murdered in Mexico in less than a week

Disability rights activists are speaking out in opposition to a proposal in New York that would legalize physician assisted suicide.
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The clergy are as all right as anyone else is.

Your pastor isn't as unhealthy as you might think
The Christian Century: The clergy are all right -- at least, as all right as anyone else is.

What Comey learned from theologian Reinhold Niebuhr about ethical leadership
The Conversation: Here are three lessons that former FBI Director James Comey, took from the 20th-century American Christian philosopher, Reinhold Niebuhr.

Tribalism outside the church. And in.
Christianity Today: Even members of the family of God are finding themselves feeling divided and disenchanted with one another over issues that, quite frankly, are non-essential, Ed Stetzer says.

Church of The Donald
Politico: As Christian networks have become more comfortable with politics, the Trump administration has turned them into a new pipeline for its message.

New Jersey ruling could reignite battle over church-state separation
The New York Times: A unanimous decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court could reverberate beyond New Jersey and reignite a national debate over the separation of church and state.

Beware of False (Political) Prophets

Beware of False (Political) Prophets

Deacon James H. Toner

In Acts 5, we read that Peter and the Apostles have been brought before the Sanhedrin, whose high priest chastises them for preaching in the name of Jesus, which they had been forbidden to do. Peter and the other Apostles respond that “We must obey God, not men” (v. 29). The Sanhedrin, furious, want to […]

Close at the Ear of Eve

Anthony Esolen

Conscience is one of the ecclesiastical words of the day. It is the king if not the ace of trumps, to be slapped on the table to take the trick and surprise the conventional and inattentive opponent. I wonder whether people who believe in the power of that card have considered how versatile man’s reason […]