The Fourth of July

On this Fourth of July, hundreds of men and women continued to be held in US military and CIA prisons in Guantanamo and around the world without charge, without trial, subjected to treatment reasonable people consider torture. Conservative columnist Cal Thomas has referred to Muslim immigrants as a “slow spreading cancer.” Links: Breitbart.tv, CNSNews.com. How…

Camp Meeting 2.0–The Remnant

Johnny Ramirez contributes the next commentary in the Camp Meeting 2.0 series, “The Counter-Cultural Church Prophetic: Remnant and Seventh-day Adventist Mission,” citing a fellow who had a great deal of influence on me, Dr. Charles W. Teel, Jr. If you wish to comment, do so at Johnny’s blog.

Catholic Closures in Buffalo

The Diocese of Buffalo has announced plans to shut down 15 churches and schools in the city of Buffalo. By the time the diocese’s “Journey in Faith & Grace” is complete, the city could lose two dozen to three dozen of its current 58 parishes to mergers. While 50 priests are staffing city parishes now,…