The Pew Forum has released a study suggesting that self-described Christians don’t know a whole lot about world religions — including Christianity. Atheists, agnostics, Jews and Mormons — on average — score better on religious literacy tests than self-described Protestant Mainline, Evangelical or Catholic Christians. Does this mean that most Christians are clueless? No. It […]
Month – September 2010
“APNewsBreak: 4th man sues Ga. megachurch pastor” (click below to read the story) Another accuser has stepped forward. And the stories are all eerily similar. These are all 1.) very young men who 2.) were taught that Eddie Long was God’s messenger to humanity; and that 3.) homosexuality is a dirty, foul, filthy, most abominable […]
Gene Weingarten, the Pulitzer-Prize winning comedian/genius at the Washington Post recently wrote about the death of the English language — and particular words that annoyed him. He heard back from readers who had plenty of their own linguistic pet peeves. Perhaps the most-hated term, according to Weingarten: “went missing” (instead of “disappeared.”) As I read […]
Georgia preacher Eddie Long refused to cooperate with an investigation by U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley — and got away with it. But now Long is facing new questions,CNN reports. This is both an alleged money scandal and an alleged sex scandal. And, barring a quick out of court settlement, things could get very interesting. Here’s […]
Outreach Magazine this week released its annual list of the 100 largest and fastest-growing churches. The largest — with 43,500 weekly attendance — is Lakewood Church in Houston. Other megamega churches include: 2. North Point Community Church (in Alpharetta, Ga.) — 24,325 3. Second Baptist Church (Houston) — 24,041 4. Willow Creek Community Church (South […]
The Assemblies of God today unambiguously denounced Saturday’s planned Koran burning. [AP reported around 5 p.m. ET that the church is canceling the event.] The Assemblies of God’s statement is notable because:
Romenesko has posted a memo from an Associated Press muckety-muck. It’s a heads-up to let everybody know that AP won’t be moving any pictures of Qurans being burned in Gainesville, Fla. The memo states: “Should the event happen on Saturday, the AP will not distribute images or audio that specifically show Qurans being burned, and […]
I assume that there’ll be violence if a Gainesville, Fla. church burns copies of the Koran on September 11. I wonder how many people will die in the resulting protests.
A 22-year-old New York Man has quite a story to tell. He jumped out of a high rise building, plummeted 39 stories, reached speeds of above 125 miles per hour — and lived to tell about it. Who deserves credit? An American made car? Or a rosary? Details here.
I was visiting one of Madrid’s great museums back in February 2005 and came upon a painting of Moses the Law Giver. As I recall, he was holding the Ten Commandments and sprouting horns. Yes. Horns. The painting, which was hundreds of years old, really puzzled me. [This isn't the painting I saw, but it'll […]