Thursday, September 1, 2011

Koran-Burning Pastor to Ground Zero

Florida pastor Terry Jones says he'll be in New York during ceremonies marking the 9/11 terror attacks. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leading the anniversary events. Jones says he will protest the exclusion of first responders and clergy from the program. He came to national attention when he threatened to burn a Koran.

School lnvestigates Singers

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is investigating a Christian singing group. Officials are questioning a decision to remove a member who is gay. Members of the group say the decision had nothing to do with the singer's sexual orientation, but UNC is looking into whether the cappella group Psalm 100 broke the university’s nondiscrimination policy.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Egyptian Leader

Egyptian telecommunications billionaire Naguib Sawiris wants to become the next president of the country. He has started a political party called the Free Egyptian Party and wants to create a secular democratic government in Egypt. What many in the West will find interesting is that he is a Coptic Christian who stands in opposition to the Muslim majority and Islamist threat his country faces.

A very muscular brand of Christianity

The Guardian takes a look at "Why Jesus has undergone a macho makeover" in an article here.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Saving Aimee

Kathie Lee Gifford is telling the story of faith healer Aimee Semple McPherson through her musical Saving Aimee at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. The promotional material for the show describes the story this way:
Tangled with scandalous love affairs and a tabloid-frenzied trial, this powerful new musical tells the real-life story of Aimee Semple McPherson — the charismatic leader of a theatrical super church in 1920s L.A. who was equally passionate about saving souls and making headlines.