Brooks, an eloquent pulpiteer, produced 10 volumes of sermons, but he is best remembered today as the author of a Christmas carol that he wrote in 1868 for the children of his Sunday School. Continue reading →
Evangelical televangelist Ray Comfort produced a 30-minute video and released it on YouTube as a response, apparently, to the Russell-Crowe version of Noah. It talked so much about the signs of the last times, I quit before I got to the nine-minute mark. Continue reading →
First off, we feel deeply for Mr. Warren the loss of his son. No parent can help but commiserate with him and his family in such a moment.
Mr. Warren continues to tweet, at least, we assume it’s his hand, although it could be one of his associates. Since the tweet is in his name, we’ll not hesitate to enter into a discussion, in spite of his personal situation. Continue reading →
Campus Crusade for Christ, an evangelical outreach group, is changing its name to … Cru. Seriously. These guys need some marketers who know their business. Not some motley crew. Or Motley Crue.
First, they’re dropping “Campus” because they got mission creep and started different programs. So far, so good.
Then, Crusade sounds too medieval, creepy, and offensive to Muslims. So it goes out the window as well. Are you with me?
Next, they ax “Christ” from their name, too. They say that the meaningless name “Cru enables us to have discussions about Christ with people who might initially be turned off by a more overtly Christian name. We believe that our interaction and our communication with the world will be what ultimately honors and glorifies Christ.” Continue reading →
“I am the Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest Christian publishing company in the world and the seventh largest trade book publishing company in the U.S.,” boasts Mr. Michael Hyatt on his website.
One wonders, then, why he chose to recommend a page on his Twitter account full of immorality and profanity. In his tweet, he found it “Hilarious!” Continue reading →
The 2 million member Presbyterian Church (USA) has become the latest mainline Protestant denomination to implode on sexual standards. On May 10, Presbyterians in Minneapolis became the needed 87th local presbytery to vote for deleting the denomination’s expectation for ministers and elders of “fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman, or chastity in singleness.”
These Presbyterians now join the United Church of Christ, Episcopal Church, and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in adopting a liberalized policy of permitting clergy to be sexually active outside heterosexual marriage. Among the larger (and historically liberal) mainline Protestant denominations, only the United Methodist Church, with 7.7 million U.S. members, still officially prohibits clergy sexually active outside traditional marriage.