Roundup: Higher Ground, Kingdom, Steve Jobs, chaplains in Afghanistan, gay marriage, WCC Assembly

Roundup: Higher Ground, Kingdom, Steve Jobs, chaplains in Afghanistan, gay marriage, WCC Assembly

Assembly planning committee meets in Busan

The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) will take place in Busan, Republic of Korea, from October 30 to November 8, 2013 under the theme “God of life, lead us to justice and peace”.

Archbishop attacks Cameron’s ‘gay marriage’ plan

The Prime Minister said “commitment” in relationships should be valued regardless of whether it involved “a man and a woman, a woman and a woman, or a man and another man”.

Chaplains in Afghanistan: ordinary priests with an extraordinary flock

With their camouflage Bibles and combat crosses, the forces’ 278 chaplains are outsiders in the church and the military.

The byte out of the Apple

Steve Jobs was, without doubt, a technological genius, but he was also, in my view, a profound theologian because he understood the human condition as lived between desire and finitude. Together these define us, for good and for ill.

The most misused biblical term

Christians need to sit down with the gospels, read them and compare the themes of Jesus’ Kingdom vision with the themes of many local churches.

Higher Ground

Writer and author Frederica Mathewes-Green comments on Vera Farmiga’s latest film, “Higher Ground”. The actress plays Corinne,  a woman who struggles with faith, doubt, and conservative evangelical Christianity.

Women, religion and film

Higher Ground Raises the stakes.

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