Separation of Church and State on NPR

Today’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross features two interviews from opposite sides of this issue (audio should be posted by 3PM EST).  The first half hour was an interview with Dr. D. James Kennedy, pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian megachurch Coral Ridge Ministries, which includes...

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Whose slope is slippery?

Often times in debates and discourse over hotly divided issues the oft-used, seldom supported slippery slope argument rears its head. It is common knowledge to every one on the left that the right is the home of the slippery slope. I have even been known...

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Spelling Evangelical without GOP

When I was in elementary school, I was a good kid. I listened in class. I did my homework. The teachers liked having me in their class. One teacher thought so highly of me and my character that she had me sit beside the class...

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Mega-churches – the 21st century business model

Business Week is featuring Evangelicals on the cover of their latest magazine with a story on mega-churches and the Evangelical movement called Earthly Empires. The article seems to be a mixed bag, which is my own personal opinion of mega-churches. The good news for Evangelicals...

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Letting your “yes” be “yes”

Over the weekend an e-mail came in from someone I know who wanted to pass along an "inspirational story" along the lines of "Chicken Soup for the Soul". As soon as I read the story I knew it was false. In fact, a little quick...

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An All-Star Christian Carnival

This week’s Christian Carnival is up at a ticking time blog and has a very timely baseball theme in honor of this week’s All-Star Game. Take a look at the great links in this week’s Carnival.

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Reaching through lending

The Christian Science Monitor reports that many Chrisitian organizations are now in the microloan business around the world. Many churches and Chrisitan relief organizations are making small loans to people in developing nations, mainly for start up businesses. While I find the idea behind this...

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