Day: September 16, 2008

God’s will and the presidency

If you were the spiritual adviser to the next president, what would you advise him on how to discern and implement God’s will in the execution of his duties? Katie Sherrod of Fort Worth, TX answers in the Dallas Morning News.

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It’s the end of the world as we know it?

Anxiously scanning the Business section of The New York Times on Sunday, I came across … “For those who need a little bit of levity on a tense day, we present some mood music.” If you clicked on the video box below, a song began to play, its lyrics flashing on the screen in various colors: REM’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It.”

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Interfaith group pleads for help after Ike and Gustav

… acts of faith and mercy alone, no matter how profound, cannot provide everything needed for a sustainable recovery. Gulf Coast families deserve a federal government that recognizes their needs by rebuilding their communities, supporting basic human rights of all communities, addressing poverty and displacement, and confronting coastal erosion.

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Throw the bums out

A Jamaican religion editor says the Anglican Communion is a fellowship of wimps and it is high time to throw out the Americans.

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Who would Jesus torture?

A new Faith in Public Life poll released on September 11 says that more than half of Southern Evangelicals believe torture is justified, but their views change when they are reminded of the Golden Rule.

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Embracing the contradictions

By Donald Schell I’m an unashamed liberal Christian whose thirty-six years of Episcopal priesthood make me deeply grateful for the Fundamentalist Protestant tradition I grew

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A church of stone

In the year of our Lord 565, when Justin, the younger, the successor of Justinian, had the government of the Roman empire, there came into Britain a famous priest and abbot, a monk by habit and life, whose name was Columba, to preach the word of God to the provinces of the northern Picts, who are separated from the southern parts by steep and rugged mountains;

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