Mark Twain once said that the difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and lightning bug. I thought of Twain’s addage as I read an article by the Washington Times’ Julia Duin about Joshua DuBois, the 26-year-old Obama campaign staffer who has been selected to run the […]
Month – January 2009
A former aide to President Bush, who resigned after being caught plagiarizing, has been hired by Focus on the Family, Christianity Today’s Sarah Pulliam reports.
A Pew Research Center survey asked Americans which of the nation’s 30 largest cities they’d like to live in. Denver finished first. Detroit finished last. Only 8 percent of Americans said they’d like to live in metropolitan Detroit. Read this extraordinary and horrifying story by Charlie LeDuff of the Detroit News and you’ll understand a […]
Pennsylvania congregations offer groundhog hospitality.
The Catholic Church has agreed to settlements totaling more than $2 billion to resolve allegations of child sex abuse. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports that federal investigators have turned their sights on the Catholic diocese of Los Angeles. They’re trying to determine if high church officials covered up evidence of abuse. “No senior Catholic […]
ABC News has posted a nightmare of a story on its website. A CIA station chief is accused of raping Muslim women and the U.S. Justice Department is investigating the allegations, ABC News reports. There apparently is a videotape of at least one of the assaults, too, ABC reports. Millions around the world will be […]
The folks at Gallup have come up with a list of the nation’s most and least religious states. Southern states are at the top of the list. New England states are at the bottom. Mississippi and Vermont are at the two ends of the spectrum. Arkansas is sixth tied for fifth.
An Episcopal diocese in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is preparing to elect an “ordained” Zen Buddhist as its bishop. The Rev. George Conger has the details in The Living Church. StandFirminFaith.Com also is writing extensively about the development. Kevin “Genpo” Thew Forrester is the only nominee for “Bishop/Ministry Provider” in the Diocese of Northern […]
Jesus was mentioned a lot during the Obama inauguration — and not just in English. Southern Baptist Rick Warren, as I recall, translated the name of Jesus into Hebrew, Arabic and Spanish so that Jews, Arabs and Latinos wouldn’t feel left out. Meanwhile, south of the Equator, Jesus starred last week in one of the […]
The infamous cult leader’s aunt is suspected, AP reports.