The Last Twentieth Century Book Club, is an ongoing monthly column exploring religious ephemera by Don Jolly.
Just because your church looks diverse doesn't mean it is diverse. I recently returned from Mosaix' 2nd National Multi-ethnic Church Conference in Long Beach, California I was struck by a few things about the conference that I thought...Show More Summary
The Calvinist by John PiperSee him nearing death,Listen to his breath,Through the ebbing pain,Final whisper.... GAIN! The Calvinist from Desiring God on Vimeo.Click here if you can't see the video
I had the total honour of closing out our series, "When you pray say...." at Milton Keynes Christian Centre this past Sunday. For yours is the kingdom the power and the glory for ever and ever amen!Click here if you cant see the video When You Pray Say - Yours is the Kingdom from MKCCpreaching on Vimeo.
Below is the video of the November 18, 2003 panel sponsored by Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors on "Closing in on Iran's Nuclear Capability." The introduction is by Doris Wise Montrose, followed by J.E. Dyer, Elan Journo, and me, with...
On a dark and stormy night in the dark cave of man's mind, Shaitaan once lit a campfire and settled down to tell a story- a myth, in fact. It went like this: Once upon a time Islam was revealed to a Prophet of near God-like perfection. He shared it with his friends, who were... The post The Myth of the Naturally Good Muslim appeared first on MuslimMatters.org.
There is a lot to say about the recent flurry of posts regarding the NCFIC panel about Christian hip-hop. I’ll start by pointing you to Joe Carter’s round-up of the whole thing. Included is a transcript as well as the video, and then a number of links from around the web that refute the panel. […]
One of the customs of Chanukah is to sing a couple of hymns after we light Chanukah candles. One of them is Maoz Tzur, "Rock of Ages." (Here's an abbreviation of the traditional version. Here's Reb Zalman's version, which is...
Considering that one of the common criticisms people have of churches in general is that they're all about taking your money, you'd think pastors would at least try to be subtle in how they ask for it. You know, pass around collection plates while talking about something else. Show More Summary
Liberty Counsel, the Christian group that flips out when anyone says "Happy Holidays," just released the trailer for it's first film. (Yep, they make films now.) It features a washed-up actor from the '80s, a plotline with evil secular educators, and angsty Christian youth ready to reclaim their faith. Show More Summary
Our opening graphic, “Biblical Disaster,” is from an Auckland, New Zealand artist, Glenn Jones. Click the link to see more. Our closing graphic is proof that some book covers are simply funnier in Spanish. Once again, we continue our symphony of shortcuts to articles and stories you may have missed. BTW, I do check comments […]
The U.S. Supreme Court announced today it will hear Hobby Lobby's challenge to a government mandate requiring potential abortion-inducing drugs in employee health plans. The Evangelical-owned arts-and-crafts chain filed suit againstShow More Summary
By Daniel Burke, Belief Blog Co-editor (CNN) - Break out your menurkeys and sweet potato latkes, people, it's time to celebrate Thanksgivukkah. A calendrical quirk brings the first day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving together this Thursday for the first time since 1888. Scientists say the confluence won't occur again for another 70,000 years, give or take […]
The New York Times, yesterday, published an obituary of "psychic" Sylvia Browne that is strikingly accurate without giving her more credit than she's due. What makes it worth reading aren't the descriptions of the major details of her life, but how the reporter suggests that her claim to fame was suspect all along. This is how William Yardley puts it:
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VATICAN CITY — This weekend marks the end of the Year of Faith, which Pope Benedict XVI established last year to encourage Catholics to study, profess and demonstrate their faith. For those who want to follow the ceremonies online, here’s everything you’ll need to know: On Saturday at 4:30 pm Rome time (10:30 am EST), […]
Sylvia Browne just died, as Hemant noted. I hope she went in peace, without any of the pain and anguish that she habitually caused in the hearts of bereaved parents whom she fed unadulterated bullshit about their disappeared, dead, sometimes murdered children. Here are Browne's 14 final predictions. Are they any good? You be the judge. (via Illuminutti)
My kids are 8 and 11 years old. You'd better believe that neither of them would be allowed to scream at me like the boy in this video (whose name, interestingly enough, is Christian) does when he confronts his atheist mom. Then again, being a parent is sailing in largely uncharted waters. I certainly don't have all the answers, either.
What if you had a friend who had never read a Christian book? Assuming there wasn’t a particular issue you’d been discussing — you just wanted to give them a taste of Christian authors — you’d probably choose something from that catch-all category, ‘Christian Living,’ and odds are good your default choice might be something […]
Sylvia Browne, the "psychic" whose appearances on talk shows like "Montel" and "Larry King Live" made her a well-known celebrity despite her not-even-close-to-the-truth predictions, died earlier today at the age of 77.