Tag Archives: Current Christian News

Clark Pinnock Passes

I just read on Michael’s blog that Clark Pinnock passed away yesterday. 

I, like many I’m sure, are saddened by this news.  Despite my increasing distance from Pinnock’s thought, he was one of the initial major influences on my thinking, and I will always have a bit of a soft spot for his work.  This self-styled theological pilgrim’s honesty and courage in the theological enterprise will be greatly missed by evangelicalism. 

Michael points us to a colleague’s fitting tribute to Clark.

Ray Anderson

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I learned from my professor last night that on Sunday Ray Anderson passed away.  A sad day for many; counselors, psychologists, theologians, and pastors will miss his insights.  More than that, the grace and love those who knew him attributed to him will be missed.

My professor has posted a great tribute on Ben’s blog.

The Passing of William Placher

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William Placher, a leader in the post-liberal theology movement, died this week.  He was 60 years old.  Here is one report of his passing.  He will be missed.   

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Dobson on Obama: Deliberately Distorting the Bible

I thought that this was interesting.  Thoughts? 

The Hijacking of the Evangelical Manifesto

This is an interesting interview with one of the signees of the manifesto, Frank Wright.  Although in many circles the manifesto was understood to be further evidence of the movement within evangelicalism to untangle or change the nature of the movement’s engagement with politics, Wright claims that it has devolved into Christians throwing stones at each other, and this occurred primarily due to the document being “hijacked” by some of the more “liberal signers.” 

Vatican: Excommunication for Female Priests

This is an interesting story, although not really surprising.  It appears that the Vatican wants to squash any movement that seeks to ordain women before it gets too far off the ground.  Many of the usual reasons are given, but here is one fun quote:

Monsignor Angelo Amato of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said the Vatican wanted to provide bishops with a clear response on the issue.

A clear response, indeed.

Vatican: “Believing in Aliens is Cool”

This just in: the Roman Catholic Church is okay with aliens!  If you click here, you’ll read a full story of the Vatican’s reasons for their acceptance of the possibility of Alien life.  Probably my favorite quote was this gem:

Just as we consider earthly creatures as ‘a brother,’ and ‘sister,’ why should we not talk about an ‘extraterrestrial brother’? It would still be part of creation.

Not that he is 100% wrong, but it is just so funny to here a scholar say something like that.  Although, if you compare these two pics with an unbiased mind, i might have to agree with him:

                             

To all Catholics who grace this blog site, please take all this in jest.