Christian Post publisher is indicted for fraud
That is the headline of a post by RNS (Religion News Service) – a non-denominational competitor to Christian Post (CP), an evangelical publication.Write comment (0 Comments)
Are Religious Groups given Preference over other Non-Profits?
The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) sued the IRS over discriminatory treatment (here). FFRF claimed that the IRS required it to file information (Form 990) that it does not require of religious groups, and that the IRS improperly revoked its tax-exempt status after FFRF declined to file that information.Write comment (0 Comments)
CP gets one right about Jesus
The Christian Press (CP) is an evangelical newspaper. It is essentially a fan magazine that runs puff pieces about evangelicals, while teaching that Jesus was a Republican who wants to make you rich. But a recent article correctly notes that Jesus was not a carpenter.Write comment (0 Comments)
NCR on Archbishop Romero
Archbishop Romero was the key leader of the Liberation Theology movement in Central and South America. At the time, Pope John Paul II considered him a Communist, part of the Worldwide Communist Conspiracy. John Paul went to great lengths to squelch him and his movement. The Catholic hierarchy and the Catholic media supported his efforts. Pope Francis, who hails from Argentina, recently paved the way for Romero to become a saint, undoing some of the damage by Pope John Paul. NCR is now rewriting the history of both Popes: “Archbishop Óscar Romero: setting the record straight.”Write comment (0 Comments)
Paul in Historical Context
New Testament scholars stress the importance of studying Jesus in his historical context. But when it comes to Paul, they don’t. The facts are too disturbing.
A great deal is known about the economic context of the Roman Empire. Life was hard. Roughly ninety percent of the empire just subsisted. This has important implications. First, the vast majority of people never traveled far from their place of birth. They couldn’t afford to. While New Testament scholars boast that Paul traveled about 10,000 miles on his missions, they never mention how he paid for it.Write comment (1 Comment)
Midwest Book Review - Diane Donovan
Paul Revealed: Facts that Father Never Told You is a study recommended for readers who want an in-depth biographical and spiritual analysis of the important role Paul played in Biblical affairs, and provides a coverage both scholarly and accessible as it reveals not only the extent of Paul's life, times, and influence, but lesser-known facts about his impact on Jesus and the world....Write comment (0 Comments)