“Haiti has received billions of dollars in foreign aid over the last 50 years, and yet it remains the least developed country in the Western Hemisphere….Why? Because Haiti’s culture is powerfully influenced by its religion, voodoo,” writes Lawrence Harrison in “Haiti and the Voodoo Curse,” in the WSJ. Read more here.
ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson and 11 ELCA officials are on a Feb 3-17 junket to Europe. Landing first in London, Hanson spent an hour with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who then spoke “briefly” with the others. After their photo-op with the ABC, the ELCAers are hopping over to Istanbul, Rome, and Geneva. […]
As David Virtue reports: “Ann Holmes Redding, the deposed former Episcopal priest turned Muslim convert, has landed a teaching job at Pacific Lutheran University in Seattle, which goes to show that anything is possible in this world including the blatantly stupid.” Redding reports: “I am both Muslim and Christian, just like I’m both an American of African descent […]
ELCA Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (NE Ohio) frets over the deficit in her synod. She asks: Are laity redirecting their giving out of “principled or punitive” reasons? And further: “What do we do? Compete with the mega-churches? Jettison the Lord’s Prayer and the Creed to be more accessible? Preach a ‘health and wealth’ gospel that promises […]