The Other Sheep of Jeremiah Wright

Now we can discuss something really important about Jeremiah Wright: On Monday, Pastor Jeremiah Wright had the following exchange with the moderator at the National Press Club (transcript): MODERATOR: “Jesus said, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh unto the father but through me.’ Do you believe this? And do …

Women Bishops in the Church of England: It’s a Little Late to Stop Them

The fuss surrounding the "Manchester Report" on how to achieve women bishops in the Church of England overlooks a significant weakness in the argument against them: who really is the head of the Church of England? Everybody knows the answer to that question (well, almost:) the Queen, who is the "Lady and Governor" of the …

Jeremiah Wright: Ego Inflatable to Any Size

My church has a humourist who does an "Inflatable Campmeeting" routine, where he features a blow-up campmeeting with an inflatable campground, organ, pulpit, etc.  But no campmeeting is complete without general and state church officials, so they're inflatable too.  For good measure, he throws in an additional remark about the officials: "egos inflatable to any …

I’m Sick of Church Math

The "Exponential Conference" makes me, the author of this, needing to say a few things about all of the math that gets thrown around in the church world. Obviously, on the face of it, exponential growth is what you want out of your "exponential church." But you need to think clearly about which exponent you …

Staying Ahead of Dick Morris

Staying ahead of Dick Morris isn't easy, but it's doable.  On the subject of Hillary Clinton's real intention of staying in the race: From my piece a month ago Hillary Clinton has Nothing to Lose by Ploughing On: Hillary has no good reason to quit. If she wins the nomination, she has a shot at …

The Cracked Plate: Commissioned for God’s Service

Archbishop Greg Venables of the Southern Cone gave a difficult commissioning address to those in the Anglican Network in Canada, departing as they are from their original church: God is presenting us with an opportunity to say to an old and sad world with all its sense of nowhere to go, we have got to …

Tim Gill: So Where’s the Equality and Progress?

Quark founder Tim Gill is making quite a splash, funding in a big way state legislative candidates who support same-sex civil marriage.  This was reported on the 700 Club a couple of days ago, and; you can see the video by clicking here. Gill tells us he wants equality.  That should constitute progress.  I've dealt …

The Country Where No One Satisfies

I've been pilloried for having doubts about Obama's patriotism, but evidently Peggy Noonan has hers too: Main thought. Hillary Clinton is not Barack Obama's problem. America is Mr. Obama's problem. He has been tagged as a snooty lefty, as the glamorous, ambivalent candidate from Men's Vogue, the candidate who loves America because of the great …

Nuclear Power: Now They Tell Us

Greenpeace founder Patrick Moore connects the dots at last: Greenpeace founder Patrick Moore says there is no proof global warming is caused by humans, but it is likely enough that the world should turn to nuclear power - a concept tied closely to the underground nuclear testing his former environmental group formed to oppose. The …

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