1. More problems with the Episcopal Church – a leading Episcopal conservative is urging the denomination to halt the process of disciplining Bishop Robert Duncan of Pittsburgh because of his movement toward disaffiliation.
“In brief, I would urge TEC (The Episcopal Church) and other Anglican bishops to pray for and take action so that this process pauses indefinitely,” the Rev. Ephraim Radner said in a statement on Wednesday.
The Episcopal Church’s three senior bishops stopped short of banning Duncan from his religious duties last week when the presiding bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori, sought to inhibit him. Duncan was, however, certified as having “abandoned the Communion of this Church” and Episcopal bishops are expected to vote on a final decision later this year.
The charge essentially means that the bishop has effectively left the church.
Duncan has been leading his Pittsburgh diocese toward a split with The Episcopal Church over its liberal direction on Scripture and homosexuality. The Pittsburgh bishop has expressed little hope that the national church would get back in line with Anglican tradition and is currently planning to form a separate orthodox Anglican body in the United States with other conservative bishops.
(Read the rest – source Christian Post)
2. (To the left) Mints or crack-cocaine – which is which?
3. Not only are dogs a man’s best friend, but evidently they are tasty as well.
4. This is macabre. Should families have a right to body parts removed during autopsies?
5. Pat Nolan of Justice Fellowship (part of Prison Fellowship) wrote an article called “How Should We Deal With Sex Offenders?” since the law is becoming increasingly broad and has unduly penalized people who have committed minor offenses (17-year-olds convicted of statutory rape) with those who have committed serious offenses. No easy answers, but this article is worth a read.
6. Researchers are one step away from creating life…. bacteria. Why?
8. Evangelicals are surprising some by demonstrating that they are conservative on social issues, but more liberal with other issues. It doesn’t surprise me, I just don’t want to see life issues pushed aside. I’ve said before that not all conservative/GOP positions are biblical.
9. Using American Idol to promote abstinence.
10. Premarital sex makes you stupid… here’s the proof.
11. Powerful video
12. I guess there was another GOP debate last night.
13. Washington Post – “A Youthful Thong Marches Against Abortion“
14. Teenagers baffle you? Jake Bouma has some suggestions on how to learn more about them in only eight hours. How cool is that?
18. Jill Stanek calls the latest Guttmacher report on abortions inaccurate.
19. More on the GOP debate – Mike Huckabee’s answer on the economy.
Bryan Preston goes on to say:
Mike Huckabee makes some sense on the economic stimulus. He says, essentially, if we’re going to borrow $150 billion from China to finance the stimulus package, why not use it to do something useful instead of just handing it over to be spent on goods imported from China?
That’s not crazy. Chances are, people will spend their rebates on TVs and other consumables that’s imported. That’ll help American retailers and importers but not manufacturers. While it would be better just to cut taxes and cut spending and the government as far from all our wallets and lives as possible, if you’re going to borrow and spend, let’s at least widen I-95, put Americans to work on it and get some long-term benefits from the project.
HT: Joel Harris
20. A cartoon’s perspective of the GOP presidential race… it made me laugh out loud so I had to share it.
Cartoon from Politico.
HT: El Nuko’s