Men of the Cloth

Hobbes looks at SDA clergy clothing trends in the past. I remember that issue of Ministry, but was never aware of his examples of African missionary dress.


The National Day of PrayerTM, a wholly owned subsidiary of James Dobson’s Focus on the Family (due to a hostile takeover some years back) is very selective about who it wants praying for the country. You must represent the “Judaeo-Christian” tradition–so no Muslim, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Shintoists, Zoroastrians, Bahais, or tribal religionists are welcome.…

InterVarsity back at Georgetown

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship was banned last year by Georgetown University under suspicious circumstances. Many months of conversation have paid off, and the ministry has been restored. Christianity Today article; IVCF press release; Georgetown press release. A new “covenant” has been adopted for all Protestant ministries at the university. David Neff notes: “While IVCF had to…

Jim and Tammy Faye

Tammy Faye Bakker is near death from cancer. Jim Bakker has a new wife, a new TV show, and a new building program. In the summer of ’77 I returned from a month in Connecticut to find that my parents have moved to a quaint little house in the colorful town of Durand, Illinois, and…

On Passion Plays

A reader sends photos of the Kalwaria Passion Play from last year and from this year. This year they removed the Stars of David from the thrones–but the priests still wear horned headdresses (like they once did at Oberammergau).