The Assumption

Today, August 15, is celebrated by Catholics as the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. On the calendar for many centuries, it was only defined as a dogma in 1950 by Pope Pius XII. The key section of his Apostolic Constitution, Munificentissimus Deus, reads: 44. … by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, of…

Religion in the Olympic Village

China is only letting state-sponsored chaplains with a poor command of the English language into the Olympic Village. The athletes, therefore, are getting a firsthand look at what communist-oppressed religion looks like–and they aren’t happy.

The Creationists

I just finished Ronald Numbers’ The Creationists. This is an enlarged edition (2006) of the book he first published in 1992. Numbers has long been professor of history of science at University of Wisconsin. He had taught at Loma Linda University before that, but that ended on publication of his 1976 book about Ellen White,…

You’re Invited …

You’re invited to a prophecy series by Pr. Randy Stafford, starting tomorrow at 11 a.m. and continuing nightly at 7 (except Tuesday) at Houston International Seventh-day Adventist Church, 13885 Beechnut St., Houston, TX. For all my friends who’ve been curious about the church I’m at, and haven’t stopped by to see for themselves, here’s your…