Day: April 27, 2011

Explaining sainthood

The beatification of Pope John Paul II this Sunday will probably be the biggest event in Rome since his death in April 2005, with at least 300,000 people expected to turn out for the ceremony and more than 2 million to take part in beatification-related activities in Rome

Show us your Easter!

Taking the lead from “Church marketing sucks,” we are asking you to “Show us your Easter!” What images, video, sermons, publicity, bulletins, etc. helped to make your church’s Easter come alive?

Atlas shrugs. Jesus weeps.

Ayn Rand was an atheist of a sort that meant that the fiercely individualistic “I” was ultimately self-referential. The element of her conflicted popular philosophy that is mysteriously endearing to the American grassroots psyche is the rugged, no-holds-barred lack of accountability, an amoral construct that is truly all about me.