End Torture

It should be a no-brainer–torture is a moral evil that can never be excused. Check out the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. Via Mark Shea (and Alex Carpenter).

Pentecostalism “the Ecumenical Future”

John Allen reports: “If demography is destiny, Pentecostals are the ecumenical future.” Pentecostalism is certainly the only place where there’s any power or passion to ecumenism, and it played a role in my own path towards ecumenism–and then the Catholic Church. In the two years after I left the Adventist church, I visited a couple…

The Graduation Racket

I can’t believe the high cost of high school graduation these days. $30 for the cap and gown. $25 for 25 invitations (invitation and two envelopes). Another $25 if you want little name cards to put inside. Another $7.50 if you want tissue paper to put inside. The boy’s letter jacket was around $160. The…