Gambling in Jesus’ Name

I’m on the mailing list for a Catholic retreat center in Houston; their summer newsletter just arrived–an equal number of pages and raffle tickets! This brings me to something I never understood about Catholicism: the idea that ministries are to be supported by gambling. It’s not just raffles, of course. BINGO supports many a Catholic…

“Sunday-Keeping”

Seventh-day Adventists, like most other Christians, have their own insider language. For instance, many Adventists, when speaking with one another, will refer to other Christians as “Sunday-keepers.” I’ve never met a “Sunday-keeper” who would use the term of himself, though. It’s kind of funny, when you think about it, that Adventists gloss over all the…