for week ending October 13 ...

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Anyway, on to the news ...
I'd like to think that Dubya only said this to be politically correct -- but then I realize that he's not up for re-election. The fear, then, is that the guy actually believes this. Sigh ... one of our biggest battles is against religious pluralism, and it doesn't help when the leader of the free world, a man who professes to be a Christian, makes a foolish statement like this.
Man, I can't wait to read this book. I just wonder if, after his experience, how close he came to learning the Truth. It reminds me of Bruce Feiler's "Walking the Bible," (which is a great read, by the way). If only Feiler had gone farther than the Pentateuch, he may have learned a whole lot more ... like who God is (and He's not Allah, either, Mr. Bush.)
A good, unobjective look at my favorite pastor west of the Mississippi.
Itchy ears and tongues of fire (Christianity Today)
Good, loving treatment of the subject. After all, what do you do with active and practicing homosexuals who say they are secure in their salvation? As the article points out, how about 2 Timothy 4:3,4 -- "For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions ..." That time is already here.