Who makes better evangelists? Recent converts or “Cradle Catholics”? David Gibson, over at The Wall Street Journal, explores the motivating factors in bearing witness to the gospel.
Episcopal priest Fleming Rutledge, on the blog Generous Orthodoxy, critiques the notion of churches as “safe places”. An interesting self-critique from someone within the Liberal Protestant tradition.
“Spiritual but not religious” returns: The Washington Post reports that while Americans are more religious than ever, more and more are “designing their own religion.”
Baptist theologian Russell More responds to the latest outlandish statement from telepastor Pat Robertson with an incredibly powerful reflection on the nature of Christ-like love in marriage. A choice tid-bit: “Love is fidelity with a cross on your back. Love is drowning in your own blood. Love is screaming, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me.'”
Over at First Things, Leroy Huizenga discusses the lessons the church can learn from the life of Medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen.