Saturday, September 17, 2011

Christian book retailers see Opportunity

The Washington Post takes a look at how the closing of Borders bookstores may impact Christian retailers here.

Handwritten Bible

The first handwritten Bible in 500 years is now on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. A Minnesota Abby recently finished the 15 year project with goose quilled pens, calf-skinned paper, and homemade inks. The Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville work is two feet tall and three feet wide. Its 1100 pages include pictures, symbols, and imagery.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Megachurch Pastor Launches Site

Controversial megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll has launched a new website focused on theology and culture. joins several other sites that Driscoll is involved in - including Resurgence which is designed for church leaders and Acts 29 Network which is for leaders of new churches. Driscoll has made extensive use of new media - he has more than 117,000 Facebook fans and more than 167,000 Twitter followers. The pastor of Seattle's Mars Hill church has found himself in the middle of several controversies, including a recent move into Portland by his church that brought protests from gay rights groups.

Tearing Out Pages of the Bible

A atheist group in California is threatening to rip out pages of a Bible tomorrow afternoon. Backyard Skeptics says it plans to gather at the the Huntington Beach pier and tell people about parts of the Bible that are immoral. The same group posted a billboard this summer that said “Don’t believe in God? You are not alone.”

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Obama Reads Psalm 46

President Obama read from Psalm 46 as part of the ceremony at the World Trade Center site to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. See the video below.