The World Wide (Religious) Web for Friday, June 3, 2011


Michael Potemra provides a glowing review to Rejoice and Shout, a documentary about the African-American tradition of Gospel music. I love the Andraé Crouch quote that Potemra opens the review with: “If we really heard the voice of God, we would be reduced to juice. The vibration of His voice would reduce us to liquid. . . . So He has to use other people to speak His word.” I look forward to seeing the documentary, though I’ll probably have to wait till it comes out on DVD. _____ As you may know, residents of San Francisco will vote in … Continue reading The World Wide (Religious) Web for Friday, June 3, 2011

The World Wide (Religious) Web for Monday, May 2, 2011


Obama bin Laden is dead. Here’s President Obama’s statement. He was, apparently, given an Islamic burial at sea. Pope John Paul II is one step closer to sainthood. Remembering David Wilkerson. San Francisco wants to outlaw male circumcision. I’m sure rabbis will soon declare SF non-kosher. Seven urban legends preachers should avoid using as sermon illustrations. Your soul lives online long after you’re dead. Check out David Hume’s non-religious defense of traditional marriage against polygamy and loose divorce laws. What a misleading article in The Nation can teach evangelicals about adoption. GetReligion.org asks, “Is it ever OK to lie?” The … Continue reading The World Wide (Religious) Web for Monday, May 2, 2011