From Religion News Service: At 82, retired and enjoying life, Bishop John Shelby Spong doesn’t have to be the liberal enfant terrible whose pronouncements for gay rights and against traditional dogmas once scandalized Christendom.
Day: October 10, 2013
Non-denominational pastor Jay Haizlip, featured in the Oxygen Network’s new program “Preachers of L.A.,” thinks the reality show is going to be “phenomenal for the church.” Christianity Today notes that the show, “is billed as ‘a rare glimpse into the lives of six high-profile pastors from Los Angeles.’
Nobel Peace Prize nominee Malala Yousafzai, 16, inspires the world, and Jon Stewart, with her wisdom about non-violence in the face of oppression. Business Insider notes:
From Lambeth Palace: Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has welcomed a new Amnesty International report calling on Egypt to prevent “deeply disturbing” attacks on Coptic Christians.
Then suddenly a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his cloak, for she said to herself, ‘If I only touch his cloak, I will be made well.’ Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, ‘Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you …