Channeling the Dead

Dottie Zimmerman (HT: Diogenes) is a 63-year-old 8th grade religion teacher at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic School in Toledo. Oh, and she says St. Pio of Pietrelcina (aka Padre Pio) speaks to her every day. She’s also taken to doing public “channeling” of him. Her 16-year-old daughter talks to angels, and told her mom…

Church Apologies

It’s fashionable to apologize. In 1992 Lutheran churches apologized for the actions of Columbus–who wasn’t a Lutheran, and at a time when there were no Lutheran churches anywhere in the world. The Lutheran World Federation has come up with an apology that makes sense, and is long over due–directed to the Anabaptists, who were directly…

Why Sunday Schools Have Declined

At Naked Religion, consideration of the reason for decline in adult Christian education: What are some of the contributing factors you ask? Well the most obvious is the increasing busyness of our culture that has unfortunately transgressed even to Sunday mornings. While I’m not arguing for a return to the ‘blue laws’ in the middle…