Here is a very good story about a family who lost everything—but say they lost nothing—in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado this week. By the way, this pastor’s new church is about four miles from where I live. Welcome to Tulsa.
Let’s just get this one out of the way now. Evangelical leaders are lining up to high-five C.J. Mahaney after a judge ruled 9 out of the 11 people accusing Mahaney’s Sovereign Grace Ministries of abusing them as children waited too long to file their cases. At the head of the line was Al Mohler, talking about Mahaney’s integrity. Our friends at the Wartburg Watch have a different view of things.
Is Pope Francis an exorcist? It appeared so when he laid hands on a man purportedly possessed by the devil after a mass last week. The man shook in his wheelchair, then slumped forward. Some are saying the pope performed an exorcism, but the official word is that this was just a simple prayer for healing.
If the pope is not an exorcist, is he a heretic? He created quite a stir when he dared to say Jesus has redeemed the entire world, even atheists. Who does he think he is, saying something like that? One thing I know, Pope Francis is no heretic. What I wouldn’t give to sit at tea with Robert Capon and Pope Francis …
Ok, iMonks, just for fun. You can invite any two living Christians to tea with you this afternoon. You’ve heard who my two would be. Who are you inviting?
If you travel to the Vatican and plan to tour the Sistine Chapel, don’t look up. You might just have your pockets lightened.
And it seems applicants to become nuns are increasing in Great Britain due to the economic situation there. Not being a Catholic, I’m not really up-to-speed on such things, but since when do nuns wear make-up?
An interesting story on how the granddaughter of Hall of Fame Goofball Fred Phelps escaped the family.
Since Downton Abbey won’t start up again for another seven months, I’m not spending much time in front of the boob-tube. So can anyone tell me if I missed anything in Anne Heche’s new program?
I just have no clue what to say about this. None at all. You?
I am going to save you $29.95. That’s right, you don’t have to buy Dan Brown’s latest, for lack of a better word, book. I bought it and read it. How can I describe it? Inferno makes Tom Clancy sound like Ernie Hemingway. To say it is “crap” is just too nice for this collection of words. There is nothing, absolutely nothing, about this work that requires your money or your time. I’ve read cereal boxes that had a better plot. Roving Rambler Adam Palmer found this article about Brown’s book and thought it interesting. I find it hilarious. Renowned indeed …
Now, with all that money I saved you, how about making a donation to Internet Monk? We can use all we can get right now for our on-going expenses. Thank you in advance.
Famous people who had birthdays this last week include Frank Capra; Pope John Paul II; Reggie Jackson; Rick Wakeman; George Strait; Tina Fey; Pete Townshend; Dusty Hill; Joey Ramone; Jimmy Stewart; Joe Cocker; Cher; Mr. T; Bernie Taupin; Joan Collins; Drew Carey; and Frank Oz.
Pete Townshend has lost much of his hearing after nearly 50 years of rock and roll. Maybe he should have played more acoustic numbers like this one. Enjoy.