Roundup: Higher Ground, Kingdom, Steve Jobs, chaplains in Afghanistan, gay marriage, WCC Assembly
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”.
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”.
With their camouflage Bibles and combat crosses, the forces’ 278 chaplains are outsiders in the church and the military.
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.
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.
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.
Higher Ground Raises the stakes.
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