The wooden boat — or is it a house? — was found at about 12,000 feet elevation. Evangelical explorers say it must be Noah’s Ark because it’s impossible to build a wooden house 12,000 feet up the side of a Turkish mountain. Skeptics say it can’t be Noah’s Ark because it’s impossible to run a […]
Month – April 2010
The North Little Rock billboard is 14 feet tall and 48 feet wide and five letters long: J-E-S-U-S. The sign, green and white and made of vinyl, towers over Interstate 30’s southbound travelers. A central Arkansas businessman pays Lamar Outdoor Advertising a sizable sum to lift up and illuminate it in the name of Jesus. […]
I saw former president George W. Bush speak today at El Dorado High School in El Dorado, Arkansas. He spoke of visiting AIDS/HIV orphans in Rwanda who had lost both parents to the disease. They had been taken in by a Christian charitable group and given renewed hope. “God is good,” Bush says he told […]
Conservative Anglicans who have waited seven years for the Archbishop of Canterbury to take action against the Episcopal Church better not hold their breath. Archbishop Rowan Williams, in a message to traditionalists, says there will be “no quick solutions” to divisions exacerbated by the Episcopal Church’s election of an openly-gay bishop in 2003 and an […]
There’s a greatstory in The Economist about religious affiliations in sub-Saharan Africa. It is based on a new study funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Templeton Foundation. You can look at reams of pages of data in the report — or simply take a look at the graphic at the top of the […]
Church pipes stolen before men’s breakfast TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma police said thieves stole copper pipes from a church. KIRO-TV reported that members of Grace Missionary Baptist Church were preparing for a mens’ breakfast Friday night when they noticed the toilets weren’t flushing. There was also no water from the faucets.
There’s a new woman of the cloth in Malibu and her name is Barbie. Looking fabulous in her clerical garb, Rev. Barbie is 1.) Unitarian 2.) Methodist 3.) New Age 4.) Episcopalian 5.) Scientologist 6.) Non-denominational
Obama seeks new tone in outreach to Muslim world By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Less talk about “Islamic radicalism” and a lot more about doing business. In the year since President Barack Obama pledged a new beginning in the relationship with the Muslim world, the White House has begun to change […]
Complete with a buffet. Among the guests: Joel Osteen. For the pool report, released by the White House this morning, read below.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and his family marked the Easter holiday by attending a music-filled service at a historically black church in southeast Washington.