Monthly Archives: August 2011

Amid the Chaos and Carnage in Syria, What is Happening to the Christians?

Amid the chaos and carnage in Syria what is happening to the Christian community there? No end seems to be in sight to the torture and slayings ordered by President Bashar al-Assad’s regime which, in five months has left over … Continue reading

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Preparing Clergy for War: Army Chaplains Train for Combat Zones

CNN: Fort Jackson, South Carolina (CNN) – The summer sun beats down on camouflaged Kevlar helmets.  Weighed down by heavy body armor, men and women of the cloth are crawling through sand, under barbed wire and learning how to run … Continue reading

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Your Kids Are OK With This Child Killer, Right?

On The Creative Minority Report: This just shows how little concern our culture has for children. A judge just said it’s all okey dokey if two kids live with a…child killer. Oh don’t freak out, she only killed the kids … Continue reading

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Gaddafi and the Bible

On the Bible Places blog: A headline in the Jerusalem Post catches my eye: “Libya interim rulers set Saturday ultimatum for Sirte.” The first paragraph identifies Sirte as Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown. The name sounds familiar and I turn to Acts … Continue reading

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Man on Pilgrimage of Thanks after Recovery from Car Crash is Run Over

And killed after only a mile into his journey. How very unfortunate: A year earlier, he had been injured in a road accident and made a full recovery. So the man decided to make a pilgrimage to a shrine to give thanks … Continue reading

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ANC Youth League Riots

But then again, you reap exactly what you sow: The ANC has blamed its youth league for the “hooligan behaviour” by supporters of league president Julius Malema in Johannesburg’s CBD on Tuesday. At least one policeman and five journalists were … Continue reading

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NT Wright: How the Church of England Can – And Will – Endure

Well following on our previous post (Nearly a Third of Episcopal Parishes Expected to Close) is a far more optimistic opinion from across the pond from his Excellency the Right Reverend Professor NT Wright: Keep the faith. Though with a scornful … Continue reading

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Nearly a Third of Episcopal Parishes Expected to Close

A new study of the state of the 2.3 million Episcopal Church in America has found that a third of the 6,825 parishes in the U.S. have an average Sunday attendance of 40 or less and one of the main … Continue reading

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Can you Pray for me Father?

Being an Emergency Services Chaplain (one of the many hats I wear) I’ve seen this sort of thing play itself out far too often: Only if you can prove you are a Catholic. Going by this story. I posted earlier this year about … Continue reading

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Prof NT Wright at the 2011 Sarum Theological Lectures

Which was organised by Sarum College. The Dioceses of Salisbury has: The 40-minute interview, a lively discussion on key current issues of the Bible, modern culture and international politics, has been divided into eight clips and uploaded to YouTube. Topics discussed include … Continue reading

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