The real question isn't why Baptists are behaving like Baptists but rather why Hollywood studios aren't behaving like capitalists, selling more by either getting rid of the bad words or making alternative versions available to consumers like those represented by Lifeway.
Once a person has committed the sin of gossip, the only way to atone for this horrible sin is to force oneself to understand just how emotionally painful it is to live alone. I thought of this last week when reading about the life and death of Chuck Colson.
This past week Chuck Colson passed from this life to reach the destination of his faith, to be embraced by Jesus who redeemed him from pride and prejudice and the pit of prison. He will be greatly missed.
"You know, I'm the guy who put you on the enemies list -- that was wrong, please forgive me." I looked into his eyes and I felt a strange and deep peace. It was eerie. I also saw a profound goodness and spirituality.
Something about Fred Thompson's life mirrors the greatness of America -- how ordinary men and women answer the call to service. He was willing to serve, of course, but not obsessed by the need for power.
It is time to admit that the gay community has a gigantic Pope problem. Under the leadership of Benedict XVI, the Vatican has become an implacable foe of basic rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.