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Daily Links 09 August 2005

Polish Your Headship From Vision Forum, a San Antonio-based organization that offers books, toys, retreats, and “biblical law” training sessions from a Christian Reconstructionist perspective: The Vision Forum catalogue “In defense of the biblical family, we today join faithful Christians across this great land by choosing sides in a fight. Like William Barret Travis before the...

Daily Links 03 August 2005

Dumb Monkey Nation Bush has “roiled” the evolution debate with his comments that “both sides” of the question should be taught in public schools. The NYT dutifully follows suit by presenting “both sides” of opinion on the matter, quote machines Rev. Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and Chuck Colson of Prison Fellowship. We...

Daily Links 01 August 2005

Slut for Faith A self-described “slut for faith” offers a tip for marital bliss: Don’t fake it. That is, don’t get married in a house of God unless you need his blessing to make it real. NYT’s Not-Subtle Snark Doesn’t Do the Job Conservative NYT-watchers will rightly charge that an article in today’s paper on a public school Bible curriculum...

30 June 2004 Daily Links Part Deux

Shortly before meeting with Vatican officials, Archbishop Sean P. O’Malley of Boston, made a rare public statement of his frustration with the Vatican’s slowness in resolving the backlog of priest abuse cases. Nationwide, about 700 priests and deacons have been temporarily removed from ministry, The Boston Globe’s Michael Paulson reports, pending final Vatican decisions–a situation O’Malley says is...

30 June 2004 Daily Links

30 June 2004 Describing the intentions behind his visit to Sudanese officials, Colin Powell told reporters: “I hope to give them a very direct message about how the United States and the international community see the horrific situation that exists in Darfur.” But there was little description of that perspective in Christopher Marquis’s coverage of the story...

29 June 2004 Daily Links

“Pastors say they never instruct their congregations how to vote, but in many ways they don’t have to. Even in churches with no overt sign of political activity, the link between Bush’s stand on social issues, particularly his opposition to gay marriage and abortion, and a general perception that he is a good Christian are...

28 June 2004 Daily Links

NPR’s Barbara Bradley Hagerty begins a three part series on religion in the workplace with a profile of the HomeBanc Mortgage Company, wherein employees are encouraged to join employee prayer groups or speak with corporate chaplains. Listen to Hagerty’s report and read more about “NPR’s Little Gods.” 9:25 am: Former hostage Thomas Hamill spoke to his church about his reliance...

Spiritual Anorexia and the Son of Sam

Lunchtime in the Cafeteria of “Spiritual Anorexia”: Linda Stewart Ball, of The Dallas Morning News, reports on the four-day Dallas conference of the International Boys’ Schools Coalition, themed “Broad Shoulders, Open Minds.” One of the conference’s speakers, longtime schoolmaster Rev. F. Washington Jarvis III, lamented that, “kids today may be huge physically but they’re spiritually puny.” Jarvis,...

27 June 2004 Daily Links

“‘In heaven there is no beer, that’s why we drink it here.’” The National Enquirer stumbles into Denver’s prayerful nightclub, The Church at the Bar, and in between dreadful puns, manages to summarize the church’s outreach mission. According to its minister, Mike Shepherd, the bar-church is “where believers are more likely to go if they’re disconnected from...

25 June daily links

Crossroads in Sweetwater: The Sweetwater Reporter describes a recent group of visitors to the small Texan town: the prolife pilgrims of Crossroads, who make an annual walk across the entire continental United States, “‘in atonement for the abortion holocaust and prayerfully seeking the conversion of our nation.’” 9:16 am: The Religion News Service’s Kevin Eckstrom reports on a controversial messianic...

24 June 2004 Daily Links

“Put on a church hat and I had instant class, a bunch of class.’” Annette John-Hall writes on black women, church and millinery in The Philadelphia Inquirer. 9:35 am: A California Councilman, Jack Feller, has renewed his request to place the motto “In God We Trust” behind the dais in council chambers. According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, “Feller said...

23 June 2004 Daily Links

A Moscow ruling bans the Jehovah’s Witnesses, after a six-year court battle over the group’s legal registration under Russia’s 1997 law on religion. Fred Weir, of The Christian Science Monitor explains what the ban means for the group’s 10,000-member Moscow community. They are forbidden to rent premises, print literature, or officially assemble, and were ordered by the court...