“Missional”?

Ed Stetzer at LifeWay Research reflects on the meaning of the term, “missional,” made popular by folks in the so-called “emerging church.” I’m not sure his post answers the questions he throws out. He references the Wikipedia definition. He says it has become “a true wiki-word.” Practitioners, theoreticians, fans and foes are defining, defending, and…

The Roman Exercise of Authority

Fr. John Z. has been posting reactions of different bishops and liturgical officers to Pope Benedict XVI’s motu proprio allowing use of the 1962 Missale Romanum. It’s an interesting illustration of the Roman exercise of authority. Some bishops are quite happy with the pope’s decision–some aren’t. Those who aren’t find ways to insinuate that the…

Ryan Bell on Dick Cheney

Ryan Bell posts a 1994 interview with Dick Cheney on Iraq, and why the administration of Bush I didn’t think it worthwhile to invade. Ryan remarks, “Un …. believable!”

Facebook

Newsweek‘s cover story: Facebook. It’s a fundamental part of college life today (it is even having an impact on roommate selection, according to ABC). It’s spreading beyond the campus, though, and that has some teens freaking out. E.g., “Ick, old married guys on Facebook.” Employers are also using it to get a better sense of…

Religion in Schools

Governor Rick Perry came down to Sugar Land yesterday to sign HB 3678. Well, he signed it officially in June–this was PR. The intent of the bill is to ensure that the freedom of speech and religion of students is not curtailed, as it has been in some places. Some groups don’t see it that…