Tend My Flock

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

F YOU ASK A CHRISTIAN LEADER why he does not speak out on Islam, you get some version of: My duty is to tend to my flock, to help them become better Christians. My job is not to oppose Islam. What if a Christian leader actually took the advice to tend to his flock? Start […]

Religion As Corrupted, Bloated Software

Monday, October 6th, 2008

ERE IS A QUICK SYNOPSIS adapted from an unknown source on the more lucrative but loathsome flaws and errors contemporary cynicism has added to or subtracted from the major religious organizations (as often less convincingly but sometimes more profoundly understood by billions of adherents). Cynicism has its own methodology, and faith its own, and rarely […]

ZAKARIA BOTROS ON A MISSION

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

THOUGH HE IS LITTLE KNOWN in the West, Coptic priest Zakaria Botros—named Islam’s “Public Enemy #1” by the Arabic newspaper, al-Insan al-Jadid—has been making waves in the Islamic world. Along with fellow missionaries—mostly Muslim converts—he appears frequently on the Arabic channel al-Hayat (i.e., “Life TV”). There, he addresses controversial topics of theological significance—free from the […]