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On Anne Rice’s Quitting of Christianity

Several years ago I had the privilege of having Anne Rice discover my review of her book “Out of Egypt.” She left a comment.  This was an honor, and also a frightening reminder that sometimes the subjects of my blog posts actually read them.   In respect to her, when I reviewed “The Road to Cana” I forwarded it along to her.  In private correspondence, she told me I did a great job.   Well, I thought she had done a good job.  When it came time to review her spiritual autobiography, I worried that the good feelings might ebb.  As … continue reading...

The Corporate Church in a Corporate Society

In today’s economy we hear about companies cutting staff and reducing costs, ostensibly on the idea that they are improving the health of the corporation.   A healthy corporation, we assume is a good thing.  Now ‘corporate’ comes out of the Latin for ‘body.’  For the purpose of the law in this country, a business corporation is an entirely separate entity from the people that compose it.  The bottom line is basically the only measurement of ‘health’ that matters.  You can wreck the lives of 5,000 of your workers and strengthen the corporation and it is considered justifiable.

Now, Christians talk … continue reading...