Posts Tagged ‘The’

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With the Obama Election, Evangelicals Seek a Role as Faith in Politics Enters Historic Era

November 30, 2008

Mickey Sheridan is in denial. In the weeks since the election of Barack Obama, the 58-year-old self-professed “holy roller” refuses to acknowledge the Illinois senator will soon be inaugurated as America’s 44th president.

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Giants’ Plaxico Burress Accidentally Shoots Himself in the Thigh

November 30, 2008

plaxico-burress-522.jpgSuper Bowl star Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself in the right thigh and spent Friday night in a hospital, another dramatic turn in a tumultuous season in which the New York Giants receiver has been fined and suspended.

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Mourning a Good Friend, and Trying to Make Sense of the Wal-Mart Stampede

November 30, 2008

damour.jpgJdimytai Damour was a big man — 270 pounds, by one account — but he was a gentle giant to his friends, who said he loved to chat about movies, Japanese anime and politics. 

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Bob Jones University President, Stephen Jones, Apologizes for ‘Racially Hurtful’ Policies of the Past

November 22, 2008

bob-jones-university.jpgBob Jones University is apologizing for racist policies that included a
one-time ban on interracial dating and its unwillingness to admit black
students until 1971.

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Getting the Whole Story Out on Christians and Homosexuality

November 22, 2008

For many Americans, all they’ve heard is that Christians are “anti-gay.” The recent passage of amendments in California, Florida and Arizona defining marriage between a man and a woman and the large support those measures drew from churches haven’t changed that perception, and perhaps made it worse.

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“The True Promised Land”: The Issue of Race Pride Completely Misses the Point by Joseph C. Phillips

November 20, 2008

joseph-c-phillips2.jpgIf, as the essayist wrote, ‘irony gives birth to a deeper and less friendly understanding’, then here is a real interesting development for you. In the days following the election of Barack Obama as our nation’s 44th president, my email in box was filled with notes proclaiming “another bold step for black mankind” and asking for my reaction. 

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Focus on the Family Turning Four Print Magazines Into Online Magazines

November 20, 2008

focus-on-the-family.JPGFocus on the Family will stop publishing four of its eight magazines, the ministry told Religion News Service. The ministry, founded by James Dobson, announced earlier this week that it will cut around 200 positions on it’s staff of about 1,150. 

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