India is currently experiencing a “gendercide,” realized after a 2011 census showed 12 million girls were aborted in the last three decades due to patriarchal social system that privileges males. The worst aborters were wealthy, upper class Indians who could afford sonograms and abortions — which shows, as in the Western world, that abortion is a tool of convenience for the upper classes rather than an aid to the poor.
N. T. Wright made some odd comments about American Christians when discussing Rob Bell’s understanding of hell in his book “Love Wins.” He thinks Americans are obsessed with hell, an incongruity compared to America’s wealth and its history of warfare — his exact quote is “There’s something quite disturbing about that [America’s obsession with hell], especially when your nation and mine has done quite a lot in the last decade or two to drop bombs on people elsewhere and to make a lot of other people’s lives hell.” Wright’s exegesis is always good and edifying, but anytime he offers his political opinions (and especially when he mixes his politics with his exegesis) he comes off quite daft.
The ordination of The Rev. Brian Morelli, Jordan Easley, and John Wagner took place this past Saturday. Take some time to listen to God’s growing of his church.
Anglican TV provides an interview with Archbishop Greg Venables, who discusses the state of the Anglican Communion.
Heavyweight Catholic theologian George Weigel reflects on the “just” death of Osama bin Laden.
Television producer Mark Brunett is developing a mini-series of dramatic stories on the Bible, to be shown on the History channel.